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EMERG: Early Modern Insects

26 October 2017, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Image of flea from Robert Hooke, Micrographia, 1665.

Early Modern English Reading Group [EMERG] - seminar 1

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students




Institute of Advanced Studies
Gower Street
United Kingdom

For this first session, Luke Prendergast has put together a brilliant, if skin-crawling, selection of insect related material for us to read and discuss. 

All of the selected material can be downloaded; please do feel free to bring along your own arthropodic texts, to supplement Luke’s selection! Our intention has never been to shackle the reading group with any kind of dogmatic approach, manacled by rigid conceptions of genre, form, or critical approach, so all you need to do is come ready to participate in whatever way you want to. Also, please do circulate this invite to anyone that might be interested in joining us.

For your calendar, the reading group will subsequently meet on Thursday 23rd November and again on Thursday 7th December - same time, same place. Reading material will be confirmed and circulated nearer the time[s].

We look forward to meeting for the first time, and, in the meantime, if you have any questions, please just email either luke.prendergast.16@ucl.ac.uk or harvey.wiltshire.15@ucl.ac.uk