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George Eliot and the Science of Description
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

FBH 139

Please join us for our end-of-semester symposium on the work of George Eliot.

Everyone is welcome.

Organized by S. Pearl Brilmyer


6:00 - Panel I - Stones, Garments, Scales

Kerry McAuliffe, "The Stones of Prague: The Gothic Nature of Latimer's Vision"

Melanie Abeygunawardana, "Reawakening Vibrations": Receiving/Perceiving Texture in The Lifted Veil"

Aylin Malcolm, "'I Have the Sea to Swim In:' Aquatic Types in Eliot’s Middlemarch and Impressions of Theophrastus Such"

7:00 - Annotating Victorian Literature and Science

Anastasia Klimchynskaya, “Abstraction in Victorian Scientific Thought”

7:30-7:45 - Break

7:45 - 8:45 - Panel II - Skulls, Brains, Eyes

Scott Thompson, “Through spectacles or diligent imagination”: Psychology and Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Zach Fruit, "Senseless Future: Global Silence in Theophrastus Such"

Stephanie Scherer, “Textual Palpation: Reading Novels, Minds, and Skulls”