HRC Seminar Series

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HRC Seminar Series

HRC Visiting Fellows, whilst at the Centre, participate in the Centre’s programs and meet regularly with other fellows to make a public presentation of their research.

Members of the University and the general public are welcome to attend seminars for free. They are followed by informal discussion and light refreshments, and we encourage all students to attend and for tutors to advise their students of this opportunity.

Each seminar is held at 4.30pm in the Theatrette (unless otherwise indicated), on the 2nd floor (entry level) of the Sir Roland Wilson Building.

Semester 1 2018

Date

Speaker

Title

27 February

Assoc Prof Malcolm Choat (Macquarie University)

The Forger and the Chemist: Constantine Simonides, Henry Deane, and the (de)authentication of Forged Manuscripts

13 March

Dr Tereza Hendl

(University of Sydney)

The Case of a Nasal Growth from the Spine: What Can Autologous Adult Stem Cell Interventions Tell Us About the Self?

27 March

Prof Margrit Shildrick

(Stockholm University, Sweden)

Destabilising Human Embodiment: Prostheses, Biotechnologies and Assemblages

17 April

Dr Monika Bakke

(Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

It’s Alive! Art and Living-nonliving Entanglements 200 Years after Frankenstein

15 May

Dr Ben Mercer

(School of History, ANU)

The Devouring Monster: The University and the Science of Society in the 1960s

5 June

Dr Fabien Medvecky

(University of Otago, NZ)

Should we Talk About the Monster? Reconsidering the Ethics of Science Communication

8 June

Prof Michael Robinson

(University of Hartford)

The Geography of Frankenstein

19 June

Prof Kevin Pask

(Concordia University)

Always Politicise?

21 June

Prof Marcie Frank

(Concordia University)

Austen’s Theatricality and the Limits of Realism


Semester 2

Date

Speaker

Title

17 July

Assoc Prof Nandini Pandey (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Res Est Publica Caesar: The Emperor as Public Property in Roman Poetry and Currency

7 August

Prof Ian Crawford

(Birkbeck College London)

Widening Perspectives: Space Exploration, Astrobiology, and the Socio-Political Benefits of the Cosmic Perspective

14 August

Dr Naoko Yamagata

(Open University, UK)
 

Suicide in Homer and the 'Tale of the Heike': Greek and Japanese Perspectives

21 August

Prof Sharon Ruston

(Lancaster University)

Humphry Davy: Poetry and Priority

28 August

Dr Jerome De Groot

(Manchester University)

Double-Helix History

4 September

Dr Helen Curry

(University of Cambridge)

Seed Banks or Seed Morgues? Salvaging Crop Diversity from the Seed Bank

25 September

Dr Julieanne Lamond

(RSHA Internal Fellow)

Feminism, Literary Reception, and the Case of Amanda Lohrey

2 October

Dr Anna-Sophie Jürgens

(Humboldt Foundation Fellow)

If Victor Frankenstein Were a Novelist: Arno Schmidt’s Literary Monster: Bottom’s Dream (Zettel's Traum)

9 October

Dr Line Henriksen

(University of Copenhagen)

"Fear the Night Sky!" Encounters with the Void, the Weird and the Web

16 October

Prof Randall Stevenson

(University of Edinburgh)

Reification, Relativity, Redemption: Modernist Fiction and the Imagination of Science in the 1920s

30 October

Dr Christian Bök

(Charles Darwin University)

The Xenotext

6 November

Prof Martin Willis

(Cardiff University)

The Good Places of Sleep: Nineteenth-century Sleep Studies in Literature and the Sciences

13 November

Prof Peter Schulz

(Lugano University)

Frankenstein and the Communication Challenges of Regenerative Medicine

Past events

Frankenstein and the Communication Challenges of Regenerative Medicine

13 Nov 2018

Within and without the medical profession, many believe we are at the eve of a medical breakthrough of tremendous proportions by the advent of regenerative...

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The Good Places of Sleep: Nineteenth-century Sleep Studies in Literature and the Sciences

6 Nov 2018

We seem obsessed by the quality of our sleep in the early twenty-first century, yet the high point of sleep research was the second half of the nineteenth...

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The Xenotext

30 Oct 2018

“The Xenotext” is an artistic exercise currently being undertaken by the poet Christian Bök, who proposes to create an example of “living poetry.” Bök plans to...

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Reification, Relativity, Redemption: Modernist Fiction and the Imagination of Science in the 1920s

23 Oct 2018

By the 1920s, life in industrialised countries was thoroughly ruled by the clock. Yet new ideas -- Einstein's particularly -- were making time and its...

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“Fear the Night Sky!” Encounters with the Void, the Weird and the Web

9 Oct 2018

In the podcast series Welcome to Night Vale, the show’s host, Cecil Palmer, warns his listeners about the night sky: behind the stars there is only the void,...

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If Victor Frankenstein were a novelist: Arno Schmidt’s literary monster: 'Zettel’s Traum' ('Bottom’s Dream')

2 Oct 2018

"Reading is terrible" Arno Schmidt   Zettel’s Traum is one of the most radical literary experiments of the twentieth century. First published by German...

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Feminism, Literary Reception, and the Case of Amanda Lohrey

25 Sep 2018

When it comes to gender and literary culture in Australia, it would seem that everything old is new again. Over the past decade feminists have identified...

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Seed Banks or Seed Morgues? Salvaging Crop Diversity from the Seed Bank

4 Sep 2018

The 1960s and 70s saw growing international concern over the loss of crop plant diversity. This loss was thought to result from the expansion of industrial...

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Double Helix History

28 Aug 2018

In this paper I want to think about what Jackie Pearson and others have termed the ‘genetic imaginary’. That is, popular understanding of the work of our DNA...

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Humphry Davy: Poetry and Priority

21 Aug 2018

This paper explores how the chemist Humphry Davy (1778-1829) fashioned himself as, what he called in his poetry, a “true philosopher.” He defined the “true...

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