25th May 2016

On April 25th 2016, Professor of English Sally Shuttleworth delivered the annual Humanitas Passau lecture. Following the success of last year’s speaker, Chris Clarke, this event was keenly anticipated and a large crowd turned out to hear Professor Shuttleworth discuss ‘Diseases of Modern Life: Stress, Strain and Overload in the Nineteenth Century’. By drawing upon literature and media, Professor Shuttleworth explained how the challenge of modernity was experienced on an individual level as the new technologies and working habits of the nineteenth century began to impact the lives of ordinary people in the United Kingdom.

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