Ordinary Writing as Socio-cultural Crime: Criminal Writers in Nineteenth-Century France

23 November, 2017

Rogers Room (N397)
John Woolley Building

Dr. Briony Neilson, Lecturer in History and Criminology at the University of New South Wales, will present "Ordinary Writing as Socio-cultural Crime: Criminal Writers in Nineteenth-Century France."


Presented by the interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Study Group

This interdisciplinary study group welcomes scholars of the nineteenth century from across the Sydney area and is frequently joined by international visitors. Nineteenth-century studies is a particularly rich field for interdisciplinary work, drawing together resources from art and theatre history, anthropology, cultural geography, history, literary studies, philosophy, and postcolonial studies. Our explorations of the variegated nineteenth-century corpus combine close textual and visual analysis with attention to the historical and cultural contexts of artistic and intellectual production. Meetings, which take place several times per semester, are collaborative and informal, providing opportunities to deliver papers, workshop works-in-progress, and otherwise share knowledge about texts, images, and theory from our common field.

Contact:Matthew Sussman

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