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‘Monstrum Sum’: Intersectional Otherness in The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club Books (2017-2019)

Theodora Goss’s Athena Club series uses neo-Victorian monster mashup to interrogate contemporary identity politics. Set at the turn of the twentieth century, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (2017), the first book in the series, chronicles the adventures of the daughters of famous ‘mad scientists’ from Victorian literature, and their eventual formation of the …

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Embodiment, National Character, and the Politics of Representing Illness

Chinese literature has an extensive history of conflating illness and national infirmity, beginning with the “Sick Man of Asia” stereotype promulgated by the West after the country’s forced opening and internalized by Chinese authors and individuals in the following decades. Waging a war against germs, the rural-based CCP portrayed itself as wielder of modern scientific …

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How to write an academic CV

An interactive session led by Lancaster University Careers Consultant, Elaine Davies. There will be plenty of chance to ask questions and discuss examples as the session goes on. For more details on the support offered at Lancaster, see: www.lancaster.ac.uk/careers. Useful links and resources Job searching Euraxess – A British Council site providing access to research jobs, funding …

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Keynote #2: Dr Sara Wasson

Slow Lacerations: Time in Tissue Transfer Fantastika How do we show history, money, and surgical and pharmacological change intersecting with bodies? How do we express the times of transplantation, the temporalities of its many dimensions impacting human tissue and flesh and kinship? This paper considers recipient experience and of harvestee vulnerabilities and networks of predation that can feed …