|BRITISH SCHOLAR TO LECTURE ON THE VICTORIANS AND SCIENCE AT SLU
HAMMOND -- Author Michael Wheeler
will give a lecture on “Science, Religion, and the Search for Origins in
Victorian Culture” at Southeastern Louisiana University on Thursday, Feb.
The free public lecture, scheduled
for 3:30 p.m. in the War Memorial Student Union Theatre, is sponsored by
the Lyceum Arts and Lectures Committee and the departments of psychology
Wheeler is director of the Gladstone
Project and visiting professor at the Universities of Lancaster, Southampton,
and Surrey Roehampton. He is the author of “Death and the Future Life in
Victorian Literature and Theology”; “Heaven, Hell and the Victorians”;
and “Ruskin’s God,” all published by Cambridge University Press.
He was formerly a director of
the Ruskin Programme at Lancaster University, where he led the construction
of the award-winning Ruskin Library to house the world's greatest
collection of Ruskin material. He also was director of Chawton House Library,
home of the Centre for the Study of Early English Women's Writing (1600-1830),
with which the university is formally linked.
Educated at Magdalene College,
Cambridge, and University College, London, he has published extensively
on Victorian fiction, the literature and theology of death and the future
life, and Ruskin. He is a trustee of St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, and
chairman of the Ruskin Society. He serves on the advisory boards of three
international journals and is joint general editor of the Longman Literature
in English series.
He has research interests in
eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century literature and religion. He is
joint general editor of a major new 10-volume edition of Jane Austen by
Cambridge University Press, and currently writing a book on the conflict
between Catholics and Protestants in the literature of industrial England.
For additional information about
the lecture, contact Matt Rossano, Department of Psychology, 985-549-5537