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Protected: December 12: Lauren Schachter, “‘Well calculated for eloquence': Anna Laetitia Barbauld and Diffusive Style”

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Protected: November 20: Sam Rowe, “Characterization and Acquisitive Desire in Eighteenth-Century British Fiction”

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Protected: November 6: Michael Dango, “Action, Representation, and the Novel: Focalizing Utility”

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Protected: October 20: Carolyn Steedman, “An Everyday Life of the English Working Class”

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Protected: October 9: Cassidy Picken, “Imperial Rents and Laissez-Faire Sentiment in Maria Edgeworth’s Irish Tales

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Fall 2014 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all events take place in Rosenwald 405 from 4:30-6:00pm


Thursday, October 9
Cass Picken, PhD student, English, University of Chicago
“Imperial Rents and Laissez-Faire Sentimentality in Maria Edgeworth’s Irish Tales”


Monday, October 20, 12:00-1:30pm
(please note unusual day and time)
Carolyn Steedman, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Warwick
“An Everyday Life of the English Working Class: Work, Self and Sociability”


Thursday, November 6
Michael Dango, PhD student, English, University of Chicago
“The Utility of Focalization: Action and Representation in Phineas Finn


Thursday, November 20
Sam Rowe, PhD student, English, University of Chicago
“Acquisitive Desire and Characterization in 18th-century British Fiction”


Thursday, December 4

Joel Calahan, PhD student, Comparative Literature, University of Chicago
Title TBA
Cosponsored with the Poetry and Poetics workshop


Monday, December 8

Lauren Schachter, PhD student, English, University of Chicago
“‘Well calculated for eloquence': Anna Laetitia Barbauld and Diffusive Style”
Cosponsored with the Poetry and Poetics workshop

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Protected: May 8: Tristan Schweiger, “Planters and Nabobs: Colonial squires and the homecoming of capital in Grainger and Foote

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Workshop cancellations

We regret to announce that two of our workshops during the remainder of the Spring quarter have been cancelled:

Aidan Beatty, 5/29
Ashley Clark, 6/5

Please join us for our final workshop of the year, with Tristan Schweiger, on Thursday, May 8.

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Protected: April 24th: Chris Taylor, “The Political Economy of Neglect”

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Protected: April 17th: Zach Samalin, “Plumbing the Depths, Scouring the Surface: Henry Mayhew’s Scavenger Hermeneutics”

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