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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

Portraying Perpetrators screening: 'The Act of Killing'

Publication date: Feb 18, 2014 04:50 PM

Start: Jun 06, 2014 07:00 PM

Location: Garwood Lecture Theatre, 1st floor, South Wing, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Fourth screening of 'Portraying Perpetrators', a film series organized by the “Reverberations of World War II” group at UCL

'In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog, Errol Morris and André Singer, the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love.' - 'The Act of Killing' website