The annual Robin Dix Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Professor Harriet Guest on Wednesday 28th May at 6.00 in St Chad’s College Chapel.
Professor Harriet Guest is the present director for the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York. Her latest book, Unbounded Attachment: Sentiment and Politics in the Age of the French Revolution (Oxford University Press) was published in November 2013. She has also written on Empire, Barbarism and Civilisation: William Hodges, James Cook and the Return to the Pacific, and about Jane Austen, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Amelia Alderson Opie.
The annual Robin Dix memorial lecture commemorates the life and work of a Lecturer in the Department of English Studies, Dr Robin Dix (1956-2007). Dr Dix was a specialist in eighteenth-century writing and thought, particularly the writings of Mark Akenside, the Newcastle physician and poet. Previous memorial lectures have been delivered by Professor Nicholas Roe (University of St Andrews) and Emeritus Professor Andrew Sanders (Durham University).