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Vernon Lee, Polymath and Anti-War Activist

Friday, January 26, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00
Online, via Microsoft Teams

Vernon Lee (the nom de plume of Violet Paget) was a prolific thinker and writer, active during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. She is probably best known for her works of Gothic fiction, although she also did seminal work on empathy and psychological aesthetics. She was a prominent anti-militarist, something that might have contributed to her neglect.

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About the speakers

In this seminar, Derek Matravers will talk about the rediscovery of her philosophy; Shafquat Towheed will talk on Lee on pacifism and non-violent resistance; and Sally Blackburn-Daniels will discuss her views on conscription, heroism, and waste.

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