The ‘Solitude and Modernity’ colloquium was co-sponsored by ‘Diseases of Modern Life’ (Oxford) and ‘Pathologies of Solitude’ (Queen Mary University of London). This one-day programme brought together researchers working on solitude and loneliness, in literature and society, from the nineteenth century to the present. Following literary and historical sessions on the Victorian City and Modern Britain, the event concluded with a discussion on enforced solitude, from the perspectives of first-hand experience of incarceration and forensic psychotherapy.
The full program is available here.
Selected recordings from the event are available in the full archive below.