Posts from September 2014

Fitzrovia Reading CANCELLED

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Fitzrovia Atlas and Stepaway Magazine present an evening of new writing by Joan Byrne, Tony Rickaby, and Kate Wise.

Thursday 9 October 2014, 6-30pm
Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW
Admission FREE. All Welcome.

FITZROVIA ATLAS is a project based in the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster dedicated to exploring the literary and cultural life of Fitzrovia.

STEPAWAY MAGAZINE is an established online literary magazine that publishes the best urban flash fiction and poetry by writers from across the globe.

Bond Girls seminar

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Wednesday 1 October, 4.15pm
Room 311, University of Westminster, 32-38 Wells Street, London W1T

Dr Monica Germana, University of Westminster
“Poisoned Stilettos, Diving Knives, and Lipstick Guns: Phallic Fashion and Bond ‘Girls’”

English Literature and Culture research seminars 2014

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A new academic year and a new series of fortnightly English Literature and Culture research seminars, kicking off with our own Monica Germana.

All seminars will be held in room 311 in the University of Westminster’s Wells Street building at 4.15pm, followed by the obligatory retirement to The Green Man. All welcome.

Wednesday 1 October
Dr Monica Germana, University of Westminster
“Poisoned Stilettos, Diving Knives, and Lipstick Guns: Phallic Fashion and Bond ‘Girls’”

Wednesday 15 October
Dr Tommi Kakko, University of Tampere; Visiting Research Fellow, IMCC
“Dr Hibbert’s Theory of Apparitions and Hallucinations”

Wednesday 29 October
Professor Cian Duffy, St Mary’s University
“‘[T]hat voyage will not cease to stir the imagination’: Fridtjof Nansen’s Farthest North, the sublime, and the Arctic route to Romantic Nationalism”

Wednesday 12 November
Dr Andy McStay, Bangor University
“Exploring the Pharmacology of Empathic Media: Health, Wearables and Analytics”

Wednesday 26 November
Dr Daniela Caselli, University of Manchester
“Modernist Children”

Wednesday 10 December
Dr Gwilym Jones and Nigel Mapp, University of Westminster
Discussion on Shakespeare

Welcome to Tommi Kakko, Visiting Research Fellow

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The IMCC is delighted to welcome Tommi Kakko as our visiting research fellow during 2014-15. Tommi is based at the University of Tampere, Finland, and has published in journals and essay collections on a variety of topics including John Dryden, Daniel Defoe, intermediality, modernism and psychedelia. While based at the Institute, he is writing a book about hallucinations in early modern medical texts, occult writings and literary criticism. The aim of the project is to examine how theories concerning naturally occurring hallucinatory experiences, visions and apparitions were first developed and how they evolved before the birth of modern psychology.