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The Brontës and War

From brooding Rochester and cruel John Reed to brutish Heathcliff, the Brontës’ male characters are best known for their flaws. But where did their vision of imperfect masculinity originate? The ideal Victorian gentleman exhibited characteristics of honour and moral uprightness – not necessarily immediately obvious in the Brontës’ leading male figures.

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Going straight

Digital Panopticon – the project takes its name from the philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s proposal for a new kind of jail, with cells radiating from a central point, so that inmates could have the eyes of the authorities continuously upon them.

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Intellectual virtues

Intellectual virtues have often been thought of as qualities that are good for the individual. However, a new AHRC-funded Early Career Fellowship, Intellectual Virtue and the Good Life: Ethical and Epistemic Values, has been looking at how they can benefit communities and society as a whole.

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