The following announcement is forwarded at the request of our
fellow Dickensian, Michael H. Chase Levenson <[log in to unmask]>,
who will be conducting the seminar. PJM
THE CULTURE OF LONDON: 1850-1925
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
SUMMER SEMINAR FOR COLLEGE TEACHERS
June 19 - August 4 1995
London, United Kingdom
Set in London during the summer of 1995, the seminar will pursue
the study of some major texts, episodes, and artifacts of
Victorian and Modernist urban culture. Within this strongly
interdisciplinary project participants will be invited to place a
body of significant literary achievement in relation to the urban
environment, the architectural transformation, the metropolitan
politics, and the extra-literary cultural history of London.
Works by Dickens, Mayhew, Wilde, Gissing, the Pankhursts, Eliot
(T.S.) and Woolf will be the literary foci, but our discussion of
these texts will consistently proceed alongside an engagement
with the rich historical material found only in London archives
and galleries, libraries and theaters, streets and suburbs.
The seminar meetings will be held at the Institute of Historical
Research in the University of London, adjacent to the British
Museum. Participants will reside at Regent's College in the
middle of lovely Regent's Park and will receive a stipend of
$3600 for the seven weeks of the seminar.
Eligibility is restricted to U.S. citizens and to those who have
lived in the United States for at least the last three years.
For Information and Materials, Please Contact:
Professor Michael Levenson
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
e-mail: [log in to unmask]