Schedule Fall 2015

This semester, we’ll be focusing on three genres in British Literature: poetry, prose, and drama. We have chosen readings from the SLU Long 19th Century Reading List, and we hope to focus our discussions  on questions of genre and theme, as well as formal and theoretical practices.

Our meetings for Fall 2015 will take place from on Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. in Adorjan 142 with exceptions noted.


September 3: Intro meeting

September 17: Boucicault, The Colleen Bawn (1860) and The Shaughran (1874)

October 1: Publication Roundtable–please pre-circulate abstracts

October 15: Keats, “Eve of St. Agnes” and “Isabella” (1820) (co-meeting with Woode-Walkers)

October 29: Publication Peer Review–pre-circulate papers to be sent off for publication

November 12: Selections from Ruskin’s Stones of Venice (1851-1853)

November 19: Faculty Presentation: Anne Stiles

November 24, 10 am (McGannon 144): Candis Bond’s Dissertation Defense: “Moving beyond the Map: Subjectivity and Spatial Transgression in Forster, Conrad, and Woolf”

December 2, 4-5pm: Textual Revolution Presentations by Candis Bond & Heather Bozant Witcher

December 8, 2-5pm: Victorian Christmas at Scottish Arms