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Category: Conferences, Department, English Studies, Events

The changing media environment of the English Restoration brought forth a sizeable increase in various forms of literary culture, including the birth of large-scale periodical publishing and the ready availability of the letter. Contrary to the widely held consensus that the letter promoted reliability, recent scholarship has stressed the form’s deconstructive potential, allowing both readers and writers to reflect on the mediated nature of writing and the tenuous relationship between sign and reality.

On 4 and 5 October 2019 the Department of English and American Studies will host the conference “Locating Intersections of Medicine and Mobility in 19th-Century Britain” with many renowned speakers from Austria, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. At the centre of discussion will be the literary, cultural and historical processes through which medicine and mobility were intertwined and reconfigured in Great Britain in the 19thcentury.