Who we are

The 19th-Century Group is an interdisciplinary research colloquium for the study of British literature and culture broadly and openly defined, including trans-Atlantic exchanges, empire, and more. We are interested in the long nineteenth century, including the late eighteenth century and the Edwardian period.

The group holds a number of meetings each quarter. Our primary purpose is to provide a place where UCLA graduate students and faculty can share their work in progress. We also meet to hear papers presented by visiting scholars.

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Graduate Coordinator
Ellen Truxaw

Current Faculty Coordinator
Jonathan H. Grossman

 

Previous Faculty Coordinators

Jonathan H. Grossman (2002–2014)
Anahid Nersessian (2015–16)

Previous Graduate Coordinators
Melissa Sodeman (2005–06)
Matt Dubord (2006–07)
Josie Richstad (2007–08)
Katherine Isokawa (2008–09)
Dustin Friedman (2009–10)
Cristina Richieri Griffin (2010–11)
Amy Wong (2011–12)
Ronjaunee Chatterjee (2012–13)
Katie Charles (2013–14)
Lindsay Wilhelm (2014–15)
Cailey Hall (2015–16)

 

2016–17 schedule

 

Tuesday
October 25
4pm
Hum 193

 

 

 

Chris Looby (UCLA)

 

Not to Mention
(the marmorean unconscious)

 

  

 

 Wednesday
November 9
4pm
Hum 193

 

 

cancelled

 

Tuesday
January 17
4pm
Hum 193

 

 

Michael Vignola (UCLA)

 

Embodying the Multitude: Classification and Deviation
in George Gissing's
The Nether World
 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
February 15
4pm
Hum 193

 

 

 

Jacqueline Barrios (UCLA)

 

Affecting Dombey: Susan Nipper as Domestic Worker of Fiction

 

 

 

Thursday
April 13
4pm
Hum 193

 

Terry Robinson (Toronto)

Signs of the Times:  Deaf Education and the Rise of Melodrama

a joint meeting with the
18thc colloquium

 

Friday

May 5

4pm

Hum 193 

 

Claire Jarvis (Stanford)


Almost Trollope 

 

 

Wednesday
May 17
4pm
Hum 193

 

 

Cailey Hall (UCLA)

 

A Socialbility of the Bowels 

 

 

Wednesday
June 7
4pm

 

 

 

Crescent Rainwater

Netta Syrett’s Nobody’s Fault: The Story of a Feminist Aesthete

 

 

followed by our
traditional end-of-year dinner 

 

Signs of the Times:  Deaf Education and the Rise of Melodrama