Public Lecture by Professor Peter Otto


Adams Auditorium,
UNSW Canberra at ADFA

5.30pm to 8.30pm

UNSW Canberra invites you to attend a public lecture delivered by Professor Peter Otto, as part of the RSAA Embodying Romanticism Conference, followed by a cocktail reception.

Peter Otto is the Executive Director, Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Contemporary Culture Research Unit (ERCC); Professor of Literature, English and Theatre Studies, The University of Melbourne.

Peter has published widely on William Blake, Gothic Fictions, dark Romanticism, popular entertainments, the prehistory of virtual reality, and Romanticism and contemporary culture. Recent publications include Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality (OUP 2011); 'Innovations in Encompassing Large Scenes', an online exhibition housed in the Romantic Circles Gallery of Visual Culture (2013); and William Blake: Selected Works in the 21st Century Oxford Authors Series (2018). He is consultant editor of The Victorian Popular Culture Portal: Spiritualism, Sensation, and Magic. His current research interests include the history of imagination and of imagination-machines; the pasts and futures of virtual reality; the post-secular; and the exchanges between architecture, fiction, imagination, and experience.