Archive for October, 2010

Anita Calloway (Art History) has offered extracts from the recent book Rare & Curious, and will be speaking about the Macquarie Chest (download).

Christina Alt (English) has offered a number of readings but they are mostly very brief. She recommends that Allen (download), Sixty Years of Botany in Britain (download), Mary Barton (download), and Lord Jim (download) form one cluster and Collection qt (download) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (download) form another. These readings are designed to show the changing attitude towards collection over the course of the nineteenth century and some possible reasons for these changes.


This is our final meeting for 2010. As usual tea and coffee will be served (plus maybe something extra for the last session if Vanessa can rustle it up…)


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Discussion will be led by Molly Duggins (Art History) who will speak about the seaweed collecting craze and Elizabeth Sofatzis (English) who will present on the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Molly’s readings:

Stephen E. Hunt,’Free, Bold, Joyous’: The Love of Seaweed in Margaret Gatty and Other Mid-Victorian Writers’. Download

David Allen, ‘Tastes and Crazes’. Download

Charles Kingsley, Glaucus or The Wonders of the Shore Download

Elizabeth’s readings:
Gerard Manley Hopkins, “God’s Grandeur,” “Spring,” “Binsey Poplars,” “Spring and Fall” Download

Gerard Manley Hopkins, an excerpt of his spiritual writings dated 8 November 1881. Download

Gerard Manley Hopkins, an excerpt from his early diaries (1863) and his journal (5-28 April 1871) Download

J. Hillis Miller, “Nature and the Linguistic Moment”  Download

Mariaconcetta Costantini, “‘Strokes of Havoc’: Tree-Felling and the Poetic Tradition of Ecocriticism in Manley Hopkins and Gerard Manley Hopkins.” Download

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