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Devin Garofalo on nebulae and formal abstraction (1/8)

Our first talk of the new year will be presented by Dr. Devin Garofalo, who joins us from University of North Texas. A scholar of nineteenth-century poetics and environmental humanities, Devin will be sharing a talk entitled, “‘What’s a world, more or less?’: Nebular Planetarity and Formal Abstraction in Victorian …continue reading

Quarterly Reading Group: Casual racism in Victorian literature (12/5)

In the spirit of end-of-quarter conviviality, we thought we’d combine a reading group discussion with happy hour. To wit, please join us next at 4:30 next Thursday, 12/5, at the College Inn Pub, where we will discuss Carolyn Betensky’s new essay, “Casual Racism in Victorian Literature” (Victorian Literature & Culture 47.2, Winter 2019). Victorian-focused certainly, but …continue reading

UW 18/19 Happy Hour at VISAWUS 2019

The UW Eighteenth/Nineteenth Century Graduate Research Cluster will be hosting a happy hour to welcome VISAWUS to Seattle on Wednesday, 11/6 at 5pm at Altstadt in Pioneer Square. Here’s the address: Altstadt Bierhalle & Brathaus 209 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 This is a 5 minute walk from the …continue reading

Katherine Anderson on angry white men (10/24)

Please join the Eighteenth/Nineteenth Century Graduate Research Cluster at 4:30pm on Thursday, October 24 in Allen Library Research Commons Seminar Room Red C for a presentation by Dr. Katherine Anderson (English, Western Washington University) entitled “Angry White Men: Torture and Settler Sovereignty in Colonial Fictions of South Africa and the Pacific.” Reception to follow …continue reading

Quarterly reading group: Frankenstein (11/8)

To tie in with the Frankenreads festivities on 10/27 (details below), this quarter our reading group will be discussing (you guessed it) Frankenstein. We will meet on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 3:30 in Communications 218D. Note the location change from the last few meetings, though the room is still accessible through the main Simpson …continue reading

V21 Summer Reading Group PNW 2018 (9/6-7)

For the second year running, the 18/19C Grad Research Cluster is organizing the V21 Collective Summer Reading Group for Seattle. The idea is to have an informal discussion about issues of enduring political significance for literary studies, framed through Victorian texts and recent scholarship on them. This year, we want to emphasize that we welcome …continue reading

Quarterly Reading Group: 18/19C critical race theory (5/16)

Join us for our quarterly reading group today at 3:30 in the English Dept. grad lounge. We will have tea, coffee, and snacks.  We will be reading the intros from Roxann Wheeler’s The Complexion of Race: Categories of Difference in Eighteenth-Century British Culture (Penn, 2000) and Daniel Hack’s Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of …continue reading

Devin Griffiths on the biology of form (4/19)

We wanted to draw your attention to an upcoming talk cosponsored by 18/19, Textual Studies, and the Anthropocene crossdisciplinary research cluster. Hope to see you there!  Thursday, April 19, 2018, 3:30 pmCommunications 202 Devin GriffithsAssociate Professor of English, University of Southern California  The Biology of Form​:​ Scientific Fixation and the Molecularization of Race …continue reading