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This joint M.A.-Ph.D. program sponsors lectures and gatherings throughout the academic year. In recent years, the Colloquium has taken the form of thematic evenings, each with a keynote lectures by one faculty member and then papers delivered and responded to by our graduate students. Contact colloquium organizers.

Ph.D. students in their third and fourth years also participate in a pedagogy seminar. All students are welcome. Pedagogy seminars occur periodically.


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Articles, Books, Book Chapters, Creative Works

Lauren Wilwerding's essay "Contingency and Vocation in Cranford"  will appear in Victorians Summer 2017 issue. Her essay "Charity at Home in Our Mutual Friend" will appear in Dickens Studies Annual Volume 49.

Matthew Gannon’s review of Gerhard Richter’s Inheriting Walter Benjamin was just published in the most recent edition of Mediations 30.1 (Fall 2016).

Rowena Clarke published an article "Consuming Television’s Golden Age with Hannibal Lecter," in Alluvium, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2016), 31 May 2016.

Andrew Kuhn “Ciaran Carson’s Books: A Bibliographic Mapping of Belfast.” Eire-Ireland 45.1-2 (2010).

Nell Wasserstrom published a review of Omri Moses's Out of Character: Modernism, Vitalism, Psychic Life (Stanford 2014) in Modernist Ethics and Posthumanism, special issue of Twentieth-Century Literature 61.3 (September 2015): 411-416.


Alicia Oh presented a paper, “The Art of Detachment in Kate O'Brien's The Land of Spices” at the national meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on March 31, 2017.

Laura Sterrett presented a paper, "The Song of the Turtledove: the Female Experience of Exile in the Countess of Pembroke's Psalm 74," at the Northeast Conference on Christianity and Literature at Grove City College on March 31, 2017.

Rowena Clarke presented at the American Literature Association conference, "Multiplying Mildreds: Repetition, and the Democratization of the Post-war American Landscape in Mildred Pierce" May 2015.

Emma Hammack presented work on Liminality and Poetics in Wordsworth's Miscellaneous Sonnets, at the Wordsworth Summer Conference in Grasmere; Emma has also presented on the unpublished travel journals of Mary Wordsworth.

Alex Moskowitz presented a paper titled “Fractured Identity and the Limits of Knowledge: Melville, Marx, and the Whiteness of the Whale” at NeMLA convention in Hartford, CT.

Eric Pencek gave a presentation at the New Eyes on the Eighteenth Century V: Dinner Symposium at Harvard on February 10, 2014. The title was "Science, Entertainment, and the Strange Career of Gustavus Katterfelto."

Scott Reznick, presented a paper entitled "'Living in Other Lives': The Problem of Surveillance Amidst the Knot of Dreamers" as part of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society panel at the American Literature Association conference in Washington, D.C., May 2014.

Nell Wasserstrom presented a paper, "Stasis vs. Finitude: Saint Teresa and the Experience of Ecstasy," in a three-day seminar titled "Ecstasy" at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference in Seattle, March 26-29, 2015.

Lauren Wilwerding presented a paper entitled "Objects of 'Perilous Proximity' in Harriet Martineau's 'Domestic Service'" at the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association's annual conference, March 26-28, 2015.

Lauren Wilwerding delivered a paper, " 'Hovering Between': Louisa May Alcott’s Sensational Gothics, The Governess, and Women’s Work" at the Graduate Music Society's 7th annual conference, "Tracing the Goth/ic: Viewing Culture Through Barbarism" at Boston University on February 82014.


Colleen Taylor was awarded the 2017 Donald White Teaching Award.

Megan Crotty was awarded the 2017 Andrew Von Hendy Prize for Graduate Writing for the essay "The Future is Female: Double Agents and 'Subversive Subservience' in John McGahern's Amongst Women."

Scott Reznick was awarded a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Rowena Clarke was appointed a Graduate Fellow in the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy for the 2016/2017 year.

Alyssa Bellows and Amelie Daigle were awarded the 2016 Donald White Teaching Award.

Scott Reznick was awarded the 2016 Andrew Von Hendy Prize for Graduate Writing for the essay "On Liberty and Union: Moral Imagination and its Limits in Daniel Webster's Seventh of March Speech."

Scott Reznick was awarded the 2016 Andrew Von Hendy Prize for Graduate Writing for the essay "On Liberty and Union: Moral Imagination and its Limits in Daniel Webster's Seventh of March Speech."

Amelie Daigle won the 2015 Mitchell Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper awarded by the Northeastern Pop Culture Association.