6th June 2019 by

Flaneuse (Redux) (2pm, Wed 12 Jun)

Continuing our discussion of Lauren Elkin’s Flâneuse, this week we’ll read the book’s introduction, which explores the territorial complexities of walking in the city.


The introduction to Lauren Elkin’s Flaneuse: PDF If you enjoy this but missed last week’s meeting, you might also like to look at the chapter ‘Return’ and the Epilogue in Lauren Elkin’s Flaneuse: PDF Note: for some links, and always for scanned PDFs, you will need to log in using your University of Birmingham username and password to access the reading. Please email d.butchard@bham.ac.uk if this doesn’t work for you.

Time & Place:
  • 14:00-15:30, Wed 12 June 2019
  • Arts 247 (Dorothy’s office)
“Walking is mapping with your feet. It helps you piece a city together, connecting up neighbourhoods that might otherwise have remained discrete entities, different planets bound to each other, sustained yet remote.” – Lauren Elkin, Flâneuse, p.279.

About the Doctoral Seminar:

This is an informal weekly reading group run for postgraduates within the Department of English Literature. We select a short text to read in advance, often a work of theory, then meet to discuss it. The seminar provides an opportunity to consider aspects of the reading that were thought-provoking or challenging for you, think about how it relates to texts you may have studied or plan to read, and share aspects of your own research and academic practice. It’s also a chance to get together, try out ideas, and meet fellow postgraduate researchers. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits and you are very welcome!