The University Seminar in 19th-Century Studies, convened by English Professors Tara Wallace and Maria Frawley (who also serve, respectively, as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Executive Director of the University Honors Program), fosters an intellectual community of faculty and students, at GW and at area institutions. The Seminar is hosting two more events before the end of spring term. All are welcome.
On Friday April 2, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., in Rome Hall 771, American University Professor Richard Sha will present his paper on “Italian Science, Electricity, and Frankenstein.” Sha is the author of Perverse Romanticism: Aesthetics and Sexuality in Britain, 1750-1832. Lunch will be provided. Rsvp to Amber Cobb-Vasquez (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, March 26.
On Friday May 7, 3-5 p.m., the Seminar will hold its second annual “grande finale” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design. This year the featured speaker will be Barbara Gates, the Alumni Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware and author of, among many other works, Natural Eloquence: Women Inscribe Science and Kindred Nature: Victorian and Edwardian Women Embrace the Living World. Professor Gates will present an illustrated lecture titled “Of Fungi and Fables: Beatrix Potter’s Science and Storytelling.” More details will follow, but please mark your calendars now.