Visiting Researcher: The Artificial Intelligence of the Victorian Novel

Start date and time

Wednesday 16 May 2018


Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, Room B2 (3-4.30pm)

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!