Author Archives: B Colbert

Ian James Kidd on Pathophobia

Guest blogger, Dr  Ian James Kidd, will deliver a CTTR-sponsored Faculty of Arts Public Lecture, ‘Pathophobia, Illness, and Vices’, on Wednesday, 10 April, 4-6 p.m., MK405 George Wallis Building. Pathophobia as the social oppression of ill persons Everyone knows that … Continue reading

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Karina van Dalen-Oskam on Computers and Literature

Guest blogger, Professor Karina van Dalen-Oskam, will deliver a CTTR-sponsored Faculty of Arts Public Lecture, ‘The Riddle of Literary Quality’, on Wednesday, 13 March, 6-7 p.m., MK405 George Wallis Building – further information here. Can computers and literature work together? … Continue reading

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James Machin on Weird Fiction

Weird fiction is a slippery term for a slippery category of writing. It is most closely associated with H. P. Lovecraft, and Weird Tales magazine during its 1920s/30s heyday. The delirious mixture of Gothic horror, science fiction, and fantasy to be found … Continue reading

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Public Lecture: 5 February 2019, Anne White on Polish Migration

Professor Anne White from University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) will be visiting City Campus on Tuesday 5th February 2019, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.  MK045 to deliver a public lecture, ‘The impact of migration on Poland: EU Mobilitiy and Social Change’. The lecture is … Continue reading

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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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