Centre for Studies in Literature

Wells at 150

The University of Portsmouth’s Centre for Studies in Literature, in association with Portsmouth Central Library, Portsmouth Square Tower, Uppark House, Petersfield and the Being Human 2016 Festival proudly presents:

A Festival Celebrating the Life and Work of HG Wells


Wells at 150

Wednesday, 21st September 2016, 4pm: HG Wells and Popular Culture in the 20th Century and Beyond

Portsmouth Central Library.
Dr Christine Berberich, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Portsmouth. 

Monday, 26th September 2016, 1pm: Public Book Group Discussion Round on The Time Machine

Uppark House, Midhurst. Part of Uppark’s Events on ‘Martians and time machines: Uppark celebrates HG Wells’.
Led by Dr Christine Berberich, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Portsmouth. 

Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 4pm: All in the Cause of Economy: Kipps, Capers and a Song about a Camera

Portsmouth Central Library.
Dr Ben Macpherson, Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre, University of Portsmouth. 

Wednesday, 12th October 2016, 4pm: Time Machines and Anti-gravity in the Real Universe

Portsmouth Central Library.
Dr Karen Masters, Reader in Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Portsmouth. 

Wednesday, 19th October 2016, 4pm: Wells, Politics and Human Rights

Portsmouth Central Library.
Dr Angela Crack, Senior Lecturer in Politics & International Relations & Dr Paul Flenley, Principal Lecturer in Politics & International Relations, University of Portsmouth.

Wednesday, 26th October 2016, 4pm: Time, Temporality and HG Wells

Portsmouth Central Library.
Dr Ben Davies, Lecturer in English Literature, University of Portsmouth.

Friday, 11th November 2016, 6pm: HG Wells, A look at the man behind the Martians

Uppark House, Midhurst.
Dr Christine Berberich, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Portsmouth.

Saturday, 19th November 2016, 3pm onwards: Proto-Science Fiction and Victorian Steam Punk Event

Exhibition, talks and vignettes at the Square Tower, Old Portsmouth. Part of the Being Human 2016 Festival.
Talk by Dr Karl Bell, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Portsmouth, “Proto-Science Fiction and Victorian Street Ballads”. Exhibition, talks and vignettes by the British Steam Punk Society. 
Book your place: Proto-Science Fiction and Victorian Steam Punk (Eventbrite)

Monday, 21st November 2016, 3.30 pm: HG Wells and Modern Hopes and Fears

A series of talks at Portsmouth Central Library. Part of the Being Human 2016 Festival.
Dr Christine Berberich, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Portsmouth on “HG Wells, the Father of Science Fiction” and Dr Patricia Pulham, Reader in Victorian Literature, University of Portsmouth on “Modern Utopias: H.G. Wells and Vernon Lee”. 

Wednesday, 23rd November 2016, 4pm: Creating Modern Utopias

Creative Writing & Science Fiction Workshop. Portsmouth Central Library. Part of the Being Human 2016 Festival.
Dr Alison Habens, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, University of Portsmouth

Friday, 25th November 2016, 3.30pm: Creating Modern Utopias

Public Book Group on The Time Machine. Portsmouth Central Library. Part of the Being Human 2016 Festival.
Dr Christine Berberich, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Portsmouth


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