Reading and Replicating Bodies

Aerial photo of four pairs of hands using different handheld smart devices

An interdisciplinary workshop, funded by the Wellcome Trust, exploring how Victorian science, medicine and the arts interacted to construct the body as an object and subject of imitation.

Organised by: Dr Will Abberley (Oxford) and Dr Tiffany Watt Smith (QMUL).

Speakers include:

Christopher Pittard (University of Portsmouth): ‘V for Ventriloquism: Powers of Vocal Mimicry in Henry Cockton's Valentine Vox’.
Tiziana Morosetti (University of Oxford): ‘Exotic Bodies on the 19th-century British Stage: Empire in Miniature’.
Louise Lee (University of Roehampton), ‘Re-reading the Scientist as Specimen: Edward Lear, the Fugitive Poets and the Politics of Whimsy’.
Carolyn Burdett (Birkbeck, University of London), ‘Mimicry, Motor Types and Memory: Vernon Lee and Aesthetic Empathy’.
Angie Dustan (University of Kent) ‘Reading Sculptural Replication: Authentic Bodies in Victorian Literature’.

Please note that this event is now fully booked.


Humanities & Science

Contact name: William Abberley

Audience: Open to all