"That People Might Be Like Things and Live."--Workshop with Professor Elaine Freedgood, professor of English at NYU. She is the author of The Ideas in Things: Fugitive Meaning in the Victorian Novel (Chicago, 2006) and Victorian Writing about Risk: Imagining a Safe England in a Dangerous World (Cambridge, 2000).
"The Past Jumps Up: Wordsworth and Southey in the Radical Press."-- Chapter workshop with Casie LeGette, PhD Candidate in English at the University of Michigan.
“The ‘Infinite Boon of Bliss’: Jane Morris, Astarte Syriaca, and D.G. Rossetti’s Re-Appropriation of Classical Sources--Seminar with Professor Amy Bingaman, Department of Art History, School of Art, Bowling Green State University in Ohio, on her research on Pre-Raphaelite portraiture.
"Did you say '"ome"?': Dialect without Regionalism"-- Chapter workshop with Taryn Hakala, PhD Candidate in English at the University of Michigan.
"George Eliot's Moral Sentence"--Dissertation chapter workshop with Sarah Allison, PhD Candidate in English at Stanford University.
Informal Job Market Workshop with D. Rae Greiner, Assistant Professor of English, Indiana University (and recent MLA jobseeker).
"Persuasion's Cases and the Forms of Realism"-- Presentation of a work-in-progress by D. Rae Greiner, Assistant Professor of English, Indiana University.
Seminar with Prof. Daniel Hack, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan. We will discuss Prof. Hack's "Revenge Stories of Modern
Life," which appeared in Victorian Studies 48:2 (Winter 2006), and is a
part of Prof. Hack's new book project.
October 19, 2007 Presentation by Suzanne Matheson and Alex McKay on the Claude Glass and nineteenth-century visual culture. This event is co-sponsored by the Visual Culture Workshop.
December 7, 2007
Michael Tondre, English Department, University of Michigan, "Magical Processes: The Science of the Spirit in Alton Locke." The first meeting at the Detroit Observatory, located on the corner of Ann and Observatory streets.
March 12, 2008, 4 pm, 3184 Angell HallLamont Egle, English, University of Michigan, "All-Male Communities and the Homo-Textual World of Oliver Twist."
April 18-19, 2008
The Future of Victorian Studies: A Conference in Honor of Martha Vicinus
September 18, 2006
Ji-Hyae Park, English, University of Michigan, "The Problem of Audience in Ruskin's Fors Clavigera"
October 27, 2006
Roundtable "New Directions in Nineteenth-Century Literature," featuring Prof. Lucy Hartley, English, University of Michigan, and Michigan graduate students Taryn Hakala, Casie LeGette, Joanna Patterson, and Christa Vogelius. Moderated by Kelly Williams.
November 14, 2006
Sheshalatha Reddy, English, University of Michigan, "The Indian English Epic and the 'National' Imaginary'"
January 31, 2007
Jill Lamberton, English, University of Michigan, "Our Ancestor and Namesake, the English Cambridge': Transatlantic Exchange in Late 19th-Century Women's Higher Education"
March 15, 2007
Prof. Simon Jarvis, English, University of Cambridge; Johns Hopkins University, "Wordsworth's Philosophic Song"
April 2, 2007
Prof. Sandra Gunning, English, University of Michigan, "Gender, Travel, and Imperial Subjectivity in the 19th-Century African Diaspora: The Story of Sarah Forbes Bonetta at Windsor and in Lagos"
April 16, 2007
Caroline Giordano, English, University of Michigan, “Roots Deeper than All Change”
David Ruderman, English, University of Michigan, "The Voluptuary Poet: Begetting Song in the 'Princess'"
September 27, 2005
John Cords, English, University of Michigan, "The Art of Self-Defense: Labor and Repetition in Blake's Aesthetics"
November 1, 2005
Prof. Will Glover, Architecture, University of Michigan, "Reworking the Urban House"
November 29, 2005
Prof. Robert Aguirre, English, Wayne State University, "Agencies of the Letter: The British Museum, the Foreign Office, and the Ruins of Central America"
February 6, 2006
Olivera Jokic, English, University of Michigan, "Commanding Correspondence: The Letterbook of John Bruce, the East India Company Historiographer, 1793-1817"
Bhavani Raman, History, University of Michigan, "The Risk of Paper: Forging Credibility in Early Colonial South India, 1780-1857"
Prof. Morris Kaplan, Philosophy, SUNY Purchase, "Men in Petticoats: The Queer Case of Mr. Boulton and Mr. Park"
NCF Graduate Student Conference
Art and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America: A Transatlantic Exchange
September 28, 2004
Prof. Maria Sanchez, English, Universitiy of Michigan, "The Real World: Financial Panic, Truth, and Novels."
November 1, 2004
Prof. Ross Forman, SOAS, University of London, "Making a Meal of the Middle Kingdom:Chinese Dinners and British Readers in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries."Co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Comparative Literature.
December 13, 2004
Jacqueline George, English, University of Michigan, "'I have ever been a glutton of books': Book Relationships in Hazlitt and Hunt."
January 28, 2005
Prof. Elizabeth Miller, English, University of Michigan, "Seeing Read: Gender, Criminality, and Visibility in the World of Sherlock Holmes"
March 14, 2005
Mary-Catherine Harrison, English, University of Michigan, "Sentimental Realism: Poverty and the Ethics of Empathy"
March 31, 2005
Prof. William Galperin, English, Rutgers University, "'Describing What Never Happened': Jane Austen and the History of Missed Opportunities"
April 6, 2005
Prof. Geoffrey Hartman, Sterling Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, Yale University, on Lyrics of Emily Dickinson
Prof. James Chandler, English, University of Chicago,"Sentimental Modernity: Rethinking Point of View in Fiction and Cinema"
Prof. Jeff Nunokawa, English, Princeton University
Prof. Virginia Jackson, English, Rutgers University
Prof. Christopher Lane, English, Northwestern University, "Meredithian Egoism"
Prof. Tricia Lootens, English, University of Georgia
Prof. Laura Mandell, English, Miami University of Ohio
Prof. Cora Kaplan, English, Southampton, UK, "‘Giant Propensities:' Gender and Racial Thinking in Victorian Britain, 1833-1865"
Prof. Andrew Miller, Indiana University and editor of Victorian Studies, "Perfectly Helpless" and "Victorian Self-Culture and Perfectionsim"
Prof. Kathy Psomiades, English, Duke University, "We Only Consent to What We Love: Fictions of Marriage, Progress, and Nation in the 1870s"
Prof. Dianne Sadoff, Miami University of Ohio, "Victoria at the Movies"
Prof. Scott Sandage, History, Carnegie Mellon
Prof. Melissa Gregory, University of Toledo
Prof. John Reed, Wayne State University, "‘Soldier Boy’: Masculinity and Soldiering in George Eliot’s Adam Bede"
Prof. Carolyn Williams, Rutgers University, "‘Moving Pictures’: George Eliot and Melodrama"
Prof. Jerome McGann, University of Virginia, "Electronic Textuality"
Prof. Seth Koven, History, Villanova University, "Nasty Books: Dirt, Sex, and Sisterhood in Women’s Slum Narratives"
Prof. Alison Winter, History, University of Chicago, Mesmerized: Powers of Mind in Victorian Britain (Chicago UP, 1998)
Prof. Alan Richardson, English, Boston College, "Byron’s The Giaour: An Editor’s Confessions, A Teacher’s Dilemma"
Prof. Joseph Bristow, English, UCLA, "Oscar Wilde and Textual Criticism: The Variorum Dorian Gray"
Prof. Anna Clark, History, University of Minnesota, " The Twilight Realm: Approaches to the History of Sexuality"
Art and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America: A Transatlantic Exchange
Revising Antiquity: Re-Imagining the Ancient World in Nineteenth-Century Britain
university of michigan faculty
Prof. Yopie Prins, English and Comparative Literature
Prof. David Thomas, English
Prof. Saloni Mathur, visiting in Women's Studies and the Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies
Prof. Kali Israel, History, "Asking Alice: Victorian and Other Alices in Contemporary Culture"
Prof. Sandra Gunning, English and American Culture, "Negotiated Displacements and Heterogeneous Subjectivities in Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands"
Prof. Pamela Gilbert, visiting in English from the University of Florida, "Producing the Public: Public Medicine in Private Spaces"
Prof. Andrea Henderson, English, "The Melancholy Masochism of Suburbia"
Prof. Julie Early, English, "Edwardian Barristers, Journalists, and Literary Men"
Prof. Martha Vicinus, English, Women's Studies, and History, "Nostalgia and Homosexual Desire in Vernon Lee (1856-1935)
Prof. Ilana Blumberg, visiting in English, "Sacrificial Text: The Spiritual Economy of The Moonstone"
Prof. Maya Jasanoff, Michigan Society Of Fellows, History, "Collecting and Empire in Egypt"
university of michigan graduate students
Monika Cassel, Comparative Literature
Chris Matthews, English, "Love at First Sight: The Velocity of Victorian Sexual Instinct"
Parna Sengupta, History, "Vaishnavites, Missionaries and Native Christians: The Woman Teacher as Outsider and Moral Guide"
Emily Harrington, English, "Speaking Silences: Christina Rossetti’s Religious Aestheticism"
James Crane, English, "Love and Merit in The Pilot"
Charles La Porte, English, "'To contain the whole Learning of his time': Tennyson and the Crisis of Religious Epic"
Meilee D. Bridges, English, "Ruining History: The Topographical And Textual Fragments Of Mary Shelley's Rome"
Jessica Forbes Roberts, English, "'Little Graves': Anthologies of Dead Children"
Kelly Diane Williams, English, "A 'House of All Nations': Domesticity, Prostitution, and Representations of Global New Orleans, 1880-1917"
Julia Carlson, English, "Simplon Pass and the Dissolution of Cartographic Form"
transatlantic nineteenth-century studies
Meilee D. Bridges, English, "‘Presenting’ the Past: Literary Excavations of Classical Antiquity in the Nineteenth Century"
Charles La Porte, English, "On George Eliot’s Investment in Poetry"
Tamara Walker, History, "Los Esclavos de la Libertad: Urban Slavery and Freedom, 1821-1861"
Kelly Diane Williams, English, "Women, Race, and Emigration: Liberia and New Orleans in the 1890s"