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ECLS Research seminar

We run a series of seminars intended to provide a forum for discussion of literary research projects underway both within and outside of the department. The programme timetable and schedule changes annually.

The programme for 2018–2019 will appear here at the start of the academic year. Our Research Seminar convenor is Dr Jonathan Schroeder.

 
 
Tue 8 Jan, '19
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Heather Love Talk
Social Sciences 0.18

Heather Love received her A.B. from Harvard and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Her research interests include gender and sexuality studies, twentieth-century literature and culture, affect studies, sociology and literature, disability studies, film and visual culture, and critical theory. She is the author of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (Harvard) and the editor of a special issue of GLQ on Gayle Rubin (“Rethinking Sex”) and the co-editor of a special issue of Representations("Description Across Disciplines"). She has written on topics including comparative social stigma, compulsory happiness, transgender fiction, spinster aesthetics, reading methods in literary studies, and the history of deviance studies. She is currently completing a book on practices of description in the humanities and social sciences after World War II.

Wed 20 Feb, '19
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Book Workshop with Nicholas Gaskill

Professor Nicholas Gaskill (University of Oxford) will be leading a workshop on his new book, Chromographia: American Literature and the Modernization of Color (Minnesota, 2018). Staff and graduate students are encouraged to come.