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Professor Heike Bauer Inaugural Lecture

Venue: Birkbeck Clore Management Centre, B01

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The idea that there is a distinct type of dangerous dog has taken firm hold in the British popular imagination, despite much evidence suggesting that Breed Specific Legislation does not reduce dog attacks. Where does this idea come from? And what really motivates the debates that surround it?

Heike Bauer, Professor of Modern Literature and Cultural History and Head of the Department of English & Humanities, will discuss the emergence of the concept of the dangerous dog in nineteenth-century England and Wales in her inaugural lecture on 30th May starting at 5pm in Room B01, Clore Management Centre.

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.

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Heike Bauer is Professor of Modern Literature and Cultural History and Head of the Department of English & Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London. She has published widely on sexology, literature and the modern history of sexuality, and on the rise of queer and feminist graphic novels. Her most recent books include (ed.) Sexology and Translation: Cultural and Scientific Encounters Across the Modern World (Temple UP, 2015) and The Hirschfeld Archives: Violence, Death, and Modern Queer Culture (Temple UP, 2017).

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