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Lecture: Kate Flint on Early Photography


Goldsmiths’ Department of English & Comparative Literature presents:

Kate Flint – “`Bottled lightning’: Flash Photography and the Language of Modernity” – as part of the Richard Hoggart Lecture Series.

Time: 6.30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday 17th November

Venue: Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre


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Professor Kate Flint taught at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford before moving to Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she is currently Chair of the English Department. Her lecture, ‘”Bottled lightning”: Flash Photography and the Language of Modernity’ is based on her work for a new book provisionally entitled “Flash! Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination.” Flint’s interdisciplinary and transatlantic research spans the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Previous books include The Victorians and The Visual Imagination (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and The Woman Reader, 1837-1914 (Oxford University Press, 1993). Her areas of specialization include Victorian and early twentieth-century cultural and literary history, visual culture, women’s writing, gender studies, and transatlantic studies. Her most recent book is The Transatlantic Indian 1776-1930 (Princeton University Press, 2008), which looks at the two-way relations between Native Americans and the British in the long 19th century, exploring questions of modernity, nationhood, performance, popular culture, and the impacts of travel.