Long Nineteenth-Century Colloquium


The Long Nineteenth Century Colloquium supports the Northwestern community of 19th century British scholars in their engagement with state-of-the-field discussions across academic disciplines, research interests, and stages of career. 

Our time frame spans the 1790s to World War I. Through the LNCC speaker series, we invite scholars from diverse academic specialties into our ongoing consideration of interdisciplinary approaches to this exciting expanse of British culture and history. Our quarterly reading group, sponsored by the British Studies Cluster, is also dedicated to examining interdisciplinary methodologies in recent scholarship on modern Britain.

As a graduate student colloquium, we pride ourselves in serving the network of graduate scholarship on modern British studies at Northwestern. The LNCC fosters the research of graduate students through hosting professionalization workshops, connecting students to university resources, and helping them access opportunities available in the greater Chicago area.

Affiliated Departments include:

The Northwestern Department of Art History 
The Northwestern Department of English 
The Northwestern Department of History 
The Northwestern Department of Theatre 

2016-17 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 5:15 pm

University Hall 201 (the Hagstrum Room)

Judith Walkowitz, Johns Hopkins University
"Prostitution and the Politics of History: History and the Politics of Prostitution"

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 5:15 pm

Helena Michie, Rice University
"Extra Man: Dining (Out) Beyond the Marriage Plot"

Tuesday, April 25 - 2017

Paul Deslandes, University of Vermont
"The Pleasures and Perils of the Male Body in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain."

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Past Participants

Past Colloquium participants have included:

  • Nancy Armstrong
    Duke University
  • Micael Clarke
    Loyola University
  • Stephen F. Eisenman
    Northwestern University
  • Anne Helmreich
    Case Western Reserve University
  • T. W. Heyck
    Northwestern University
  • Fredrik Albritton Jonsson
    University of Chicago
  • James Kincaid
    University of Southern California
  • Anna Kornbluh
    University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Sharon Marcus
    Columbia University
  • Emily Rohrbach
    Northwestern University
  • Andrew Stauffer
    University of Virginia
  • Blakey Vermeule
    Stanford University
  • Judith Walkowitz
    Johns Hopkins University 
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The various Long Nineteenth Century Colloquium events are co-sponsored by:

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