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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.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 28, 2018
“Frederick Douglass and Our ‘Composite Nation’”
Ezra Greenspan, Kahn Chair in Humanities and Professor of English, Southern Methodist University

October 2018
“Indigenous Bodies Before the Court: Nineteenth-Century Habeas Corpus from Indian Country”
Katrina Jagodinsky, Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor of History

November 2018
Frankenstein 200th Anniversary Panel”
Peter J. Capuano, Associate Professor of English and Director of Nineteenth-Century Studies
Stephen Behrendt, Professor of English and George Holmes Distinguished Professor
Wheeler Winston Dixon, Ryan Professor of Film Studies
Michael Page, Lecturer in English

Past Events

May Seminar for Nineteenth-Century Studies Program Faculty and Course Development
April 31 – May 2, 2018

Guest Speakers

  • Andrew Stauffer, Associate Professor and Director of NINES at the University of Virginia (Book Traces)
  • 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 Nineteenth-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

Affiliated Faculty Symposia

  • William G. Thomas III, Professor of History and Angle Professor in the Humanities
  • Melissa J. Homestead, Professor of English
    “Nebraska, New England, New York: Mapping the Foreground to Cather and Lewis' Creative Partnership”
  • Stephen Behrendt, Professor of English and George Holmes Distinguished Professor
    “Peterloo, Ambivalence, and the Popular Culture”
  • Matt Cohen, Professor of English and Nicole Gray, Research Assistant Professor of English
    “Walt Whitman's Leaves”
  • Beverley Rilett, Research Assistant Professor of English
    “The Role of George Henry Lewes in George Eliot's Career: A Reconsideration”

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