We would like to thank everyone who presented at and attended the first NENC Summer Speaker Series. This series of seminars took place over the 2012 summer break and gave postgraduates working on the long nineteenth century the opportunity to share their research and receive feedback from peers in a supportive and friendly environment.
Friday 8 June, 4.00pm
Newcastle University - Seminar Room 1.19, Percy Building
Harriet Briggs (Newcastle): 'Playthings and Puritans: Pleasure and Coercion in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Walter Scott's Kenilworth'
Nicole Bush (Northumbria): ''Given up to Kalleidoscopism': Shifting the Vision of the Kaleidoscope in the Nineteenth Century'
Friday 6 July, 4.00pm
Durham University - Seminar Room, Hallgarth House
Naomi Carle (Durham): ‘Exploring Stevenson's Scottish Wilderness: 'Pavilion on the Links' and Weir of Hermiston’
Beatrice Turner (Newcastle): '‘Bodily disorder’, inherited bodies and being ‘face to face’: Sara Coleridge edits her father and herself'
Friday 10 August, 4.00pm
Andrew Hodgson (Durham): 'Edward Thomas and names'
Kate Katigbak (Durham): ‘The Legacy of Faust in Marx’s Mythology’
We heard some fantastic papers on a range of topics, and will look forward to the next speaker series!