Author Archives: B Colbert

Professor Sebastian Groes on Information Overload, the Brain and Evolution (Part II)

Part I: Can your head ever be full? Part II: Can we retrain our brains too? In the digital age our brains process an incredible amount of information. This causes concern. We suffer from fatigue and sleeplessness, and from new … Continue reading

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Research Seminar, 5 December 2018: Jessica George on H. P. Lovecraft’s Weird Fiction

Jessica George (Independent scholar) will be presenting her paper, ‘”[T]hey were men!”: H.  P. Lovecraft, Anthropocentrism, and the Alien’, at 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 December 2018, followed by an expert response from James Machin (Royal College of Art). The event will … Continue reading

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Olfactory Fictions: Smell, Culture and Literature in Modernity

The University of Wolverhampton’s Centre for Transnational and Transcultural Research and The Memory Network present a public talk by Professor Sebastian Groes from the School of Humanities, 14 November 2018, 5.30-6.30 pm, Wolverhampton Art Museum. All are welcome. To book … Continue reading

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Professor Sebastian Groes on Information Overload, the Brain and Evolution

Part I: Can your head ever be full? In the digital age our brains process an incredible amount of information. This causes concern. We suffer from fatigue and sleeplessness, and from new diseases such as infostress and data addiction. We’re … Continue reading

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Research Seminar: Extremities and Obsessions in Nineteenth-Century Literature, 24 Sept. 2018

We welcome ERASMUS exchange staff, Professor Ludmilla Kostova and Dr Yarmila Daskalova, University of Sts Cyril and Methodius, Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria, to Wolverhampton, and invite all to a research seminar on ‘Extremities and Obsessions in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Monday, 24 September 2018, … Continue reading

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Faculty of Arts Staff Research Conference, 2 July 2018

CTTR staff will be presenting their latest research at the Faculty of Arts Staff Research Conference on Monday, 2 July 2018, from 11-1pm (Room MC331), all staff and students welcome. Speakers include: Dr Frank Wilson, ‘That Memorable Scene’: Visual and Literary … Continue reading

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Research Seminar: 24 April – Dr Annika Bautz on Walter Scott, Celebrity, and Stage Adaptation

Dr Annika Bautz, Plymouth University, will be speaking on ‘The “universal favourite”: Daniel Terry’s Guy Mannering; or, The Gipsey’s Prophecy (1816)’, Tuesday, 24 April 2018 14.00 – 15.30, Room MC232. All are welcome. This paper explores the contemporary reception of the first adaptation … Continue reading

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Public Lecture: 17 April, Kate Lister on the History of C**t

‌‌Dr Kate Lister from Leeds Trinity University will be visiting City Campus on Tuesday 17th April 2018, 6 p.m.-7.30, MK045 to deliver a public lecture, ‘A Nasty Name for a Nasty Thing’: A History of C**t’. The lecture is free, no tickets are … Continue reading

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Contemporary Critical Perspectives Debate, 20 March

Tuesday 20 March, 5-6pm, MU406, Lord Swraj Paul Building, University of Wolverhampton. Professor Peter Childs (Newman), Professor Sebastian Groes (Wolverhampton), and Dr Kay Mitchell (Manchester), Series Editors of the Bloomsbury Academic Series Contemporary Critical Perspectives,  debate some of the most pressing … Continue reading

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Public Lecture: 13 Mar., Carolyne Larrington on Game of Thrones

CTTR and the School of Humanities welcome Professor Carolyne Larrington from the University of Oxford to the City Campus on Tuesday 13th March 2018, 6 p.m.-7.30, MK045 for a public lecture, ‘Winter is Coming: Game of Thrones and Medieval Culture’, in which … Continue reading

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