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Science and Literature seminars: “True Words and Shams”: Poetry, Satire, and the Language of Science in Punch

This talk will consider the role of poetry in explaining, debating, and critiquing scientific theories and technological inventions in the Victorian periodical press. It will focus particularly on the use of poetry to satirise new scientific jargon, and scientific language more generally, in the pages of the comic periodical Punch. The talk will also consider how the satirical verse of Punch relates to the much wider use of poetry as a means of disseminating and discussing scientific concepts in the Victorian press. More...

Starts: May 12, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Pleasure, Pain & the Capacity to Relate

Publication date: Apr 25, 2014 02:59 PM

Start: May 27, 2014 01:00 PM
End: May 27, 2014 02:00 PM

Location: Roberts G06, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1H 0AT

Johan Wierix engraving, Melancholia I

Psychoanalysis and the arts have always been companions: Freud draws on Sophocles and Michelangelo; Jung on Hesse; and Lacan and Irigaray on Aeschylus. Renowned theorist and practitioner of psychoanalysis and gender theory Juliet Mitchell joins Timothy Mathews for a conversation exploring how art and psychoanalysis speak to each other and to life.

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