Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Punishment and Empire

Virtual reading group


April Jackson (University of Leicester) is working to establish a virtual reading group on the subject of punishment and empire. This group intends to enable students, posgraduates and scholars working on the themes of punishment and empire to connect and share ideas. 

The first meeting was held on 25 March, 2pm-3.30pm (GMT), and the plan is to meet monthly thereafter. April is really keen to hear from anyone interested in joining the group. Contact her via email: acj22@leicester.ac.uk 



  
A grey on off-white woodcut engraving depicting a woman in Victorian dress, seated at a table with a book in front of her, several people of various ages are clustered around her. The people behind her, to the left of the image are all well-dressed in many layers, the women hatted with ornamental feathers, the men bespectacled and standing upright. Opposite the reading woman and to the right of the image the people are in short sleeves, or their clothes torn, some of them have their head in their hands weeping, the woman nearest has a bare shoulder and two children playing at her feet and one in her arms.
John Johnson, 'Mrs Fry reading to prisoners in Newgate' (c.1860s) via Wikimedia Commons CC BY 4.0

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