Expand your learning.

We sponsor visiting speakers, a monthly faculty reading group (at which members discuss a recent piece of published scholarship or share their own works-in-progress), and a biennial May faculty seminar for intensive study of interdisciplinary topics.

Past speakers include:

  • Debby Applegate, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biographer
  • Lawrence Buell, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University
  • William Cronon, Frederick Jackson Turner Professor and Vilas Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lilian Furst, Marcel Bataillon Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of Law at New York Law School and Professor of History at Rutgers University-Newark
  • Patricia Hills, Professor of Art History at Boston University
  • Rosemary Lloyd, Rudy Professor of French and Italian at Indiana University
  • Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan University Professor at the University of Virginia
  • Andrew Miller and David Katzman, editors of Victorian Studies and American Studies, respectively
  • Allan Pasco, Hall Professor of 19th Century Studies at the University of Kansas
  • Vivian Pollak, Professor of English at Washington University at St. Louis
  • Mary Poovey, Director of the Institute for the History of Production of Knowledge at New York University
  • TJ Stiles, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer
  • Bertram Wyatt-Brown, President of the Southern Historical Association

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