Professor Nancy Henry will present on the panel, “Global Finance and the City of London” along with Janet Rutterford (Open U, UK) and Silvana Colella (Università di Macerata, Italy) at the NAVSA supernumerary conference. Professor Henry’s paper is titled, “Victorian Investing, Global Finance and Realist Fiction.” Also, Senior Lecturer Robin Barrow will present at NAVSA on Tuesday, June 4. Her paper is titled, “Raped on the Railway: Sex, Safety, and Panic in the Victorian Press.”
Kat Powell will present her paper titled, “Railroad Ties: Local and Global Links and Gendered Pivots in Dickens’s Bleak House and Riddell’s Austin Friars.” Kat will also attend the Professionalization Workshop prior to the conference (May 27-31) during which Professor Henry will serve as a guest speaker.
On Friday, April 5th at 3:30 in MT 1210, the American and British reading groups will hold a joint meeting to discuss Julia Sun-Joo Lee’s book, “The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel” (Oxford 2010).
Selections from the book are available on Blackboard.
Katie Burnett will defend her dissertation, “The Dixie Plantation State: Antebellum Fiction and Global Capitalism” in 1210 McClung Tower at 2pm on Friday, April 5th. Come support UT’s own Transatlantic Scholar.
On Thursday, March 21 at 3:45pm in Melrose E-102, graduate student, John Stromski will workshop his paper, “Peculiar Grounds: Slavery, Coffee, and Bleak House” in preparation for the Dickens Universe Winter Conference later this month.
The Nineteenth-Century Research Seminar group will read from a selection of Charlotte Riddell’s ghost stories on Monday, Feb. 25th at 3:30 in the Humanities Center Seminar room, Melrose E-102.
The three short stories are available on Blackboard