Date(s) - Thursday, November 21, 2013
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
5 people are going
Seminar Room 7, Ruth Deech Building
Emilie Taylor-Brown explains the significance of the parasite in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In her research, she investigates the parasite as:1) a metaphor for social anxiety 2) a vehicle for science communication 3) a source of guilt and pride concerning British Imperialism 4) a real threat to British people. Her studies necessitate the analysis of metaphorical, fictional and actual parasites and the ways in which parasitic diseases were (re)imagined by authors, poets and scientists alike.
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