Featured Panels

RICHARD STEIN PRIZE PANEL 

The Richard Stein Prize recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship on any nineteenth-century topic. The winner, in addition to receiving a cash award, is invited to organize a panel for the following year’s INCS.  

The panel for INCS 2019 is organized and moderated by Nathan K. Hensley, Georgetown University, winner of the Richard Stein Prize for 2018.

In the Wake: After Bourgeois Life


Streetside wreckage, Kashmere Gardens (Houston), two weeks after Hurricane Harvey. 9.16.2017. Photo by Nathan K. Hensley.

What does it mean to come after? Drawing on Christina Sharpe’s description of “wake-work,” these short interventions draw on studies of trauma, ecology, race, and empire to imagine what it means to dwell in the wake of a bourgeois world that was itself built on dispossession and injury. They’ll go further to ask how acts of historical memory might help us think our present world otherwise. 10-minute provocations followed by open discussion. 

Participants: 

Allen MacDuffie, University of Texas, Austin
Carolyn Lesjak, Simon Fraser University
Allison CurseenBoston College
Rithika Ramamurthy, Brown University
Nathan K. Hensley (moderator), Georgetown University 

 

GEORGE ELIOT AT 200: MIDDLENESS, MEMORIALS AND THE UNREMEMBERED  

In 1998, Constance M. Fulmer and Margaret Barfield gave the title A Monument to the Memory of George Eliot to their edition of Edith Simcox’s “Autobiography of a Shirtmaker.” In the same spirit testimonial and appreciation, we propose a panel — itself a memorial if not a monument — in honor of the 200th anniversary of George Eliot’s birth on November 22, 1819.  

Moderator:

Nancy Henry, University of Tennessee

Participants: 

Ruth Livesey, University of London, UK
Gail Marshall, University of Reading, UK
James Buzard, MIT