Carol Houlihan Flynn, professor of English and director of the American Studies Program at Tufts University, will speak on “Walking the Streets: Burney and Boswell Map London” on Wednesday, April 30, 6 p.m., at New York University’s Fales Library Reading Room, 3rd floor of NYU’s Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. The lecture, which is presented by NYU’s 18th Century Club, is free and open to the public; for further information call (212) 998-2596.
This lecture celebrates the opening of the new exhibition at the NYU Fales Library, Dangerous Pleasures: Classification and Desire in 18th Century England. The exhibition will be on view from April 30 to August 15. This exhibition, which was prepared by members of the 18th Century Club, explores the ways in which desire was classified in the 18th century. On display are original editions of literary, scientific, and other 18th century texts which examine the various discourses of desire and classification.
During her residency in London in the late ’70s, Flynn became interested in urban streets and their histories. She is the author of Samuel Richardson, A Man of Letters and The Body in Swift and Defoe, as well as the mystery novel Washed in the Blood. Currently she is working on the book Mapping London and another novel, The Basement Holds Up the House.