#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 31 January 2018

Here’s our digest numéro quatre of events and opportunities in and outside the School.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.


The week ahead

English PGR Seminar: Sally Shuttleworth – ‘Fears and Phobias in the Victorian Age’ | Thursday 1 February 2018 | 5.15pm | Lock-keeper’s Cottage, QMUL Mile End

‘Fears and Phobias in the Victorian Age’

The late nineteenth century was an era preoccupied with fear, and the medical diagnosis of phobias.  The American psychologist, G. Stanley Hall, for example, identified no less than 136 different types of pathological fear.  In this talk, I explore the intersection of cultural, literary and medical discourses of fear in the period, looking particularly at the impact of literary texts on emerging psychiatric theories of phobia.


QMCECS Seminar: Mark Philp (Warwick) ‘Resisting politics in the 1790s’ (Chair: Barbara Taylor) | Tuesday 6 February 2018 | 5pm | Lock-keeper’s Cottage, QMUL Mile End

The paper examines the way ordinary people (outside Parliament) in the 1790s thought about their activities and about what would count as acting politically. The aim of the paper is to question one of the major categories we use for thinking about the 1790s and to consider how far it was in fact a category of agency for those involved.


Theatre in the Dark | Tuesday 6 – Friday 9 February 2018 | Various Times | Battersea Arts Centre

To mark the 20th anniversary of our Playing In The Dark season in 1998, and the launch of Theatre in the Dark: Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in Contemporary Theatre, a new book edited by our very own Martin Welton and Adam Alston, discover a week of Theatre In The Dark.


QMTC Shakespeare Festival (continued) | Until Wednesday 7 February 2018

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Jobs, Careers Events & Paid Internships


Marketing and Social Media Manager, Art Night | Deadline: 5 Feb

Art Night is looking for an enthusiastic, driven and creative Marketing and Social Media Manager to work alongside the Communications Manager to develop (and implement) a cohesive and successful marketing, press and social media campaign.


Opportunities, Calls for Participation/Papers & Volunteering


Do you feel the urge to give something back to the elders in our community? Well, you are in luck ‘cos The Posh Club needs volunteers daytimes, Monday in SE5 and Wednesday in N16, starting in Feb.

The Posh Club is a weekly glamorous performance and social club for older people.

What does being a Posh volunteer involve? Dressing up posh, helping to set up and take down the event, joyfully being of service to our guests, enjoying the cabaret, dancing and helping the best afternoon party in town go with a swing!

Where do we need volunteers?:

* Posh Club Elephant, starting Monday 5 Feb, weekly for x10 weeks to 9 April, at Clubland, Walworth Methodist Church Hall, 54 Camberwell Road, SE5 0EW

* Posh Club Hackney, starting Wednesday 21 Feb, weekly for x10 weeks to 25 April, at St Paul’s Church Hall, West Hackney Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UY

For more info please contact tracey@theposhclub.co.uk, or complete the contact form on The Posh Club wesbite: http://theposhclub.co.uk/clubs/

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