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Universal Histories

Universal Histories

Professor Nicholas Halmi, Margaret Candfield Tutorial Fellow in English and Professor of English and Comparative Literature, has co-convened the “Universal Histories” seminar series in Hilary Term with Audrey Borowski, a DPhil student researching the history of ideas, focusing on Leibniz.

The “Universal Histories” series begins on Wednesday 22 January with Professor Mogens Laerke from the Maison Française in Oxford discussing Spinoza and the narratives of universal faith. Other seminars include “Arab Literati and Enlightenment Histories, 1800-1870” and “Gibbon and Universal History”.

Professor Halmi teaches literature of 1910 to the present to first-year undergraduates and of 1760–1830 to second years, and supervises third-year dissertations on various authors and topics. In the English Faculty, he lectures on literature of 1760–1830, most recently on the “second-generation” Romantic poets (Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, John Keats) and women poets (e.g. Anna Barbauld, Charlotte Smith, Mary Robinson, Felicia Hemans). At a postgraduate level, Professor Halmi teaches MSt courses on literature and thought of the “long eighteenth century” (c. 1660–c. 1830), and supervises MSt dissertations and DPhil theses.

The seminar series occurs on Tuesdays at 5.15pm (apart from the first seminar) in Lecture Room A at The Queen’s College.

Published: 23 January 2020

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