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Roomscape: Reading Space in the British Museum

October 19, 2009 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Closely-cropped image of Susan David Bernstein in front of a green-toned wall wearing glasses and smiling

Monday Seminar:

Susan David Bernstein

Resident Fellow (2009-2010)

English, UW-Madison


This talk examines a specific site — the Reading Room of the British Museum — as a space of imaginative and historically generative potential in relation to the emergence of modern women writers in Victorian and early twentieth-century London. Using archival documents, spatial theories, and literary sources, this presentation explores the significance of a communal space for the production of diverse forms of knowledge.


Susan David Bernstein, a UW-Madison Resident Fellow at the Institute, is Sally Mead Hands Professor of English and also a faculty affiliate with the Center for Jewish Studies and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. Her teaching and research interests include Victorian material and print culture, the serial novel, transatlantic studies, gender and Jewishness in Victorian literature, science and literature.


October 19, 2009
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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University Club, Room 212
432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States