The Artificial Intelligence of the Victorian Novel

In this research talk hosted by the Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW), Dr Ward will be discussing her forthcoming book Seeming Human (Ohio State UP, 2018), which finds a new theory of Victorian realist character in the emergence of artificial intelligence in the mid-20th century. Redefining Victorian fictional character through its similarity to machines, this book challenges prevailing assumptions about what makes a realist character real.

Dr Ward is Assistant Professor in British Literature at Oregon State University and currently a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh.

All welcome!