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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

Yuri Cowan on William Morris’s book collecting (10/16)

The Mirror of Everyday Life: William Morris’s Book Collecting and the Kelmscott Press October 16, 3:30 pm CMU 202 (Simpson Center Seminar Room)  Yuri writes: In accordance with his historical, aesthetic, and political theories, William Morris’s collection of medieval manuscripts, early printed books, and books about medieval art and material culture were meant to …continue reading

Linda Hughes on Victorian reception of French fixed-verse forms (10/30)

Linda Hughes (Texas Christian University): “Transnational Print Journeys into French Fixed Verse Forms”Mon. Oct 30, 3:30pm (CMU 202)  Linda writes: Tracing the movement of print and literary forms in the later nineteenth century uncovers a complex transnatonality and intersectionality embedded in what might otherwise seem the most esoteric and confined of literary movements: the …continue reading

Quarterly Reading Group: transatlantic abolitionist poetry (2/28)

Please join us for our quarterly reading group meeting on Wed. 2/28 at 3:30 pm in the Simpson Center (CMU 202/204). We will have tea, coffee, and snacks aplenty.  We are focusing on transatlantic abolitionist poetry this time around, with Meredith McGill’s essay “Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and the Circuits of Abolitionist Poetry” (2012) and …continue reading

Classics Retold: Celebrating Classical Reception from Aldus Manutius to William Morris (Rare books workshop) (4/4)

Please join us and our early modern colleagues for:  Wednesday, April 4th, 3:30-5:00Classics Retold: Celebrating Classical Reception from Aldus Manutius to William MorrisJoin the 18th and 19th century Graduate Research Cluster, the Classics, Medieval, and Early Modern Studies Group, and UW Special Collections on Wednesday, April 4th for a hands-on rare books session, featuring …continue reading

Ecology and Religion in 19C Studies conference (9/18-21)

Registration (free!) is now open for the upcoming distributed conference co-hosted by UW, Ecology and Religion in Nineteenth Century Studies. Featuring keynote panels including Gauri Viswanathan, Mike Berners-Lee, and our own Gary Handwerk, this promises to be a stimulating conference we can enjoy from the comfort of home. (You could …continue reading

V21 Summer Reading Group PNW 2019 (9/9-10)

What: PNW edition of the V21 Collective’s annual summer reading group When: Mon, 9/9 (1-4 [approx.]) & Tues, 9/10 (9-12 [approx.]) Where: Portland: OSU Portland Center (Pioneer Sq, 555 SW Morrison St) Seattle: UW Simpson Center Seminar Room (CMU 202, 2023 King Ln NE) Who: co-organized by Megan Ward (OSU) and Matt Poland (UW) Details: This year, …continue reading

WIP discussion with Sarah Faulkner (2/27)

Please join us next Wed, 2/27 at 3:30 in CMU 202 (Simpson Center seminar room) for a work-in-progress meeting. We will be discussing a dissertation chapter-in-progress by Sarah Faulkner (English) entitled, “Ossianic Virility: Romance, Sentiment, and National Character in The Scottish Chiefs.” Since it is getting to be That Time in the quarter, we will …continue reading