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Humanities Postdoctoral Colloquium



Humanities Postdoctoral Research Colloquium

2009 -2010


Beginning in the fall semester 2007, the Writing Resource Center and the Department of English have coordinated a colloquium series for postdoctoral Lecturers and Fellows working in the humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The colloquium comprises regular meetings to present and workshop ongoing research and writing projects in a seminar environment. The first meeting will be held on Friday, September 18, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the WRC Library in Bellflower Hall. Please direct questions to Megan Swihart Jewell ( about the program and schedule.

This year's announcement is available here.

Past Presentations:

26 September 2008
Mary Beth Wetli, “beautifying the world through terror [die Welt durch Gruel … verschönern]”: Toward an Anthropology of Terror and Human Rights in Friedrich Schiller’s Robber

10 October 2008
Mark Bassett, "Introduction to Invisble Music: Selected Writings of Walter Anderson"

11 November 2008
Srikanth Mallavarapu, "Subaltern Encounters" (examining the work of Ranajit Guha and Dipesh Chakrabarty and Mahasweta Devi’s short story “Draupadi.” )

30 January 2009
Barbara Burgess-Van Aken,"Barbara Torelli’s Partenia: A Bilingual Critical Edition"

13 February 2009
Terri Mester, "T.S. Eliot: A Dancer before God" and upcoming work on T.S. Eliot and early Twentieth-century dance

10 April 2009
Susan Rose Dominguez, “Learning Loneliness, Loving Letters,” a chapter on the Yankton Sioux writer, Zitkala-Ša, (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin) 1876-1938

12 October 2007
Bernard Jim, Villains and Heroes: The Racial and Gender Construction of Building Wreckers
David Beran, Gesellschaft versus Gemeinschaft in Marx, Engels, and Fitzhugh

26 October 2007
Jennifer Feather, "A Sharper Reproof to These Degenerate, Effeminate Days of Ours": Gender and Violence in Malory's Morte D'Arthur and Shakespeare's I Henry VI

30 November 2007
Ray Watkins, Bergson, Deleuze, and Evolutionary Theory in the Leadership Novels of D. H. Lawrence

25 January 2008
Mark Bassett, Vital Shapes, Expressive Surfaces: Ohio Art Pottery from the Collections of the Zanesville Art Center

15 February 2008
Megan Swihart Jewell, "Seeking the Authority of the Multiple": Citation in Rachel Blau Duplessis's Drafts 1-38, Toll

29 February 2008
Erika Mae Olbricht, To Re-create or to Resign to Silence: The Value of Re-created First Period Gardens in New England

21 March 2008
Christopher Strathman, “So We Live Here, Forever Taking Leave”: Byron’s Orphic Poetics and the Foundations of Literary Modernism

25 April 2008
Mary Beth Wetli, Herder's influence on Schiller's Negotiation of History in his First Historical Drama Fiesko