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  • Welcome to Department of English Language and Literature | Department of English Language and Literature
    Images 2008 W J T Mitchell 2005 James Russell Lowell Prize Modern Language Association Shakespeare The Seven Ages of Human Experience 2005 David Bevington emeritus teaching 2015 16 A Sense of Things The Object Matter of American Literature 2003 Bill Brown Seeing Through Race 2012 W J T Mitchell Solitude and the Sublime Romanticism and the Aesthetics of Individuation 1992 Frances Ferguson Reading Gertrude Stein Body Text Gnosis 1990 Lisa Ruddick Murder Most Foul Hamlet Through the Ages 2011 David Bevington emeritus teaching 2015 16 Cruel Optimism 2011 Lauren Berlant 2011 René Wellek Prize American Comparative Literature Association Outside the Box Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists 2014 Hillary Chute Trade and Romance 2014 Michael Murrin emeritus 2015 Rene Wellek Prize American Comparative Literature Association 2015 Roland H Bainton Book Prize for Literature Living Liberalism Practical Citizenship in Victorian Britain 2010 Elaine Hadley 2010 Albion Book Prize North American Conference on British Studies An Archaeology of Sympathy The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema 2013 James Chandler The Female Complaint The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture 2010 Lauren Berlant Orthodoxies in Massachusetts Rereading American Puritanism 1994 Janice Knight Elizabeth I Translations 1544 1589 Elizabeth I Translations 1592 1598 2009 Joshua Scodel 2009 10 MLA Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature 2002 Joshua Scodel Cloning Terror The War of Images 9 11 to the Present 2011 W J T Mitchell What Was African American Literature 2011 Kenneth Warren Poetry and the Pre Raphaelite Arts Dante Gabriel Rosetti and William Morris 2008 Elizabeth Helsinger emerita teaching 2015 16 Pornography the Theory What Utilitarianism Did to Action 2004 Frances Ferguson So Black and Blue Ralph Ellison and the Occasion of Criticism 2003 Kenneth Warren From Dame Quickly 2009 Jennifer Scappettone Imagining the Edgy City

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  • Calendar | Department of English Language and Literature
    Withdrawal Deadline Students may withdraw a previously submitted degree application without penalty until 4 30 p m CST on Friday of fifth week of the quarter Students who wish to cancel a degree application must conta February 05 2016 4 30pm Rosenwald Hall Room 405 Lecture Neil Verma Reception to follow February 11 2016 4 30pm Rosenwald Hall Room 405 Lecture Ellen Mackay Reception to follow February 12 2016 10 00am Rosenwald Hall Room 405 Workshop Ellen Mackay Readings for workshop TBD February 18 2016 4 30pm Logan Center Seminar Terrace 801 History Forms of Lyric Lecture by Teresa Villa Ignacio Title and abstract of lecture forthcoming Teresa Villa Ignacio is a visiting scholar in French at Tulane University February 19 2016 4 30pm Other Location see description Convocation Dissertation Final Submission Deadline Dissertations must be submitted by 4 30 p m 4 weeks before convocation Contact the Dissertation Office for more information February 22 2016 8 30am Other Location see description Registration Begins Contact your department for registration information and instructions February 26 2016 5 00pm Other Location see description Registration Ends Contact your department for registration information and instructions Any changes of course registration after this deadline may be done during add drop period for the quarter March 04 2016 4 30pm Walker Museum Room 111 Convocation Attendance Changes Due Convocation attendance changes are due to the Dean of Students office March 17 2016 4 30pm Rosenwald Hall Room 405 Lecuture Orit Halpern Reception to follow March 18 2016 10 00am Rosenwald Hall Room 405 Workshop Orit Halpern readings for workshop TBD March 28 2016 8 30am Other Location see description Registration Add Drop Begins Students may make changes to their enrollments during the first three weeks of the quarter without penalty Contact your department for more information Students who make changes to current quarter e April 01 2016 5 00pm Walker Museum Room 111 Convocation Degree Applications Due In order to receive a degree students must complete an on line degree application at myUChicago http my uchicago edu The on line application must be submitted no later than 5 p m CST on Friday o April 15 2016 5 00pm Other Location see description Registration Add Drop Ends Students may make changes to their enrollments during the first three weeks of the quarter without penalty Students who make changes to current quarter enrollments after Friday of third week will be April 29 2016 4 30pm Walker Museum Room 111 Convocation Degree Application Withdrawal Deadline Students may withdraw a previously submitted degree application without penalty until 4 30 p m CST on Friday of fifth week of the quarter Students who wish to cancel a degree application must conta May 13 2016 4 30pm Other Location see description Convocation Dissertation Final Submission Deadline Dissertations must be submitted by 4 30 p m 4 weeks before convocation Contact the Dissertation Office for more information May 16 2016 8 30am Other Location see description Registration Begins Contact your department for

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  • Contact Us | Department of English Language and Literature
    Coordinator Robert Devendorf Walker 420 773 702 8537 robert1 uchicago edu Contact the department coordinator for questions on the graduate program including program administration class scheduling budgeting advising and graduate alumni updates Graduate Program Assistant Renaissance McIntyre Walker 413 773 834 3050 rmcintyre uchicago edu Contact the graduate program assistant for questions on admission to the PhD program room scheduling and departmental forms Chair s Assistant Lex Nalley Walker 413 773 702 8536 nalley uchicago edu Contact the chair s assistant for questions on faculty searches and lecture series Undergraduate Program Assistant Hannah Stark Walker 416 773 702 7092 hstark uchicago edu Contact the undergraduate program assistant for questions on the undergraduate program including advising class scheduling and undergraduate alumni updates Faculty Administrators Department Chair Frances Ferguson Walker 413A 773 702 8536 ferguso1 uchicago edu Director of Graduate Studies Lawrence Rothfield Rosenwald 428 lary uchicago edu Director of Undergraduate Studies Lisa Ruddick Walker 414 lruddick uchicago edu English Proprietary Rooms and Room Calendars If you would like to reserve Rosenwald 405 or Walker 403 please contact Renaissance McIntyre Graduate Program Assistant by e mail at rmcintyre uchicago edu Please include the event title date timeframe a contact name and an

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  • Elizabeth Helsinger (emerita, teaching 2015-16) | Department of English Language and Literature
    poetry and painting My teaching however ranges more widely across genres and periods I take for domain of inquiry the long nineteenth century from c 1770 to 1910 Victorian poetry fiction and non fiction prose and Victorian painting illustrated books and other arts of design are central topics but often starting in the late eighteenth century or reaching into the early twentieth I also teach courses on the social history and literary production of 19th century women on the relations between historiography and historical and realist fiction on the problems of national representation in the early and mid Victorian years on image text relations both more generally and with specific reference to particular topics the Pre Raphaelites landscape or the mutually implicated developments of museums and exhibitions and of book authorship design and publication Courses 2015 16 courses Winter 2016 Lyric Forms from Blake to Hardy graduate Graduate Text and Image in Victorian Britain Poetry and the Arts Britain 1850 1880 Victorian Women Writers The Pre Raphaelites Lyric Forms from Blake to Hardy History Fiction in 19th Century Britain The Writing of Modern Life Modernity Literature and the Etching Revival Undergraduate Victorian Women Writers The Pre Raphaelites Victorian London in Literature and Art Selected Publications Poetry and the Thought of Song in Nineteenth Century Britai n University of Virginia Press September 2015 The Writing of Modern Life the Etching Revival in France Britain and the U S 1850 1940 ed University of Chicago Press 2008 Poetry and the Pre Raphaelite Arts William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti Yale University Press 2008 Rural Scenes and National Representation Britain 1815 1850 Princeton University Press 1997 The Woman Question Society and Literature in Britain and America 1837 1883 co authored with Robin Sheets and William Veeder 3 vols Garland 1983 and University of Chicago Press 1989 Ruskin and the Art of the Beholder Harvard University Press 1982 Inviting the Indoors Out Gardens and Other Arts in Disciples of Flora Gardens in History and Culture ed Judith Pge Victoria Pagán and Bridgitte Weltman Aron Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015 A Vestibule of Song Morris and Burne Jones in Chicago Journal of the William Morris Society 2015 Pre Raphaelitism for Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature eds Dino Franco Felluga Pamela Gilbert and Linda K Hughes 2015 Pre Raphaelite Poetry for The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Medievalism ed Janne Parker Corinna Wagner and Nick Groom 2015 Dante Gabriel Rossetti for Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics second ed ed Michael Kelly 2014 Lyric Poetry and the Event of Poems 1870 BRANCH Britain Representation and Nineteenth Century History ed Dino Franco Felluga www branchcollective org 2012 The Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood and Rpe Rahaelitism for Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics Fourth ed ed Roland Green and Stephen Cushman 2012 Victorian Aesthetics in the new Cambridge History of English Literature The Victorian Period ed Kate Flint 2012 Song s Fictions Swinburne and the Embedded Song Poem Yearbook of English Studies special issue on the Arts in Victorian Literature ed Catherine

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  • Srikanth (Chicu) Reddy | Department of English Language and Literature
    the English language memoir of Kurt Waldheim a former intelligence officer in Hitler s Wehrmacht who went on many years later to serve as Secretary General of the United Nations in order to unearth the plurality of subtexts concealed within any totalizing dream of identity Presently I am working on a book length poem titled Readings in World Literature This extended sequence is cast in the form of fragmentary lecture notes for an imaginary course in the humanities weaving together elements of academic satire a survivor s memoir translations from obscure works of world literature and a Borgesian journey through the underworlds of various cultures The Creative Capital Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts have awarded me grants to support work on this project in the coming years My research interests include modern American poetry literature and visual art theories of global and transnational literature the poetics of geography and contemporary Asian American writing My critical study Changing Subjects Digressions in Modern American Poetry foregrounds a constellation of American writers from Walt Whitman to John Ashbery who cultivate a poetics of digression in order to negotiate formations of knowledge narration and identity under the curious conditions of modernity My next scholarly project will examine the geographical imagination of modern American writers including Gertrude Stein Charles Olson and Elizabeth Bishop who construct literary cartographies that revise the traditional view of poetry as an art of interiority by emphasizing the radical exteriority of poetic making In the autumn of 2015 I will deliver the Bagley Wright Lectures on Poetry This series of talks will consider a range of questions concerning poetry and poetics including theories of likeness ekphrasis technology and wonder At the university I teach a variety of courses in literary studies and creative writing with an emphasis on

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  • Lawrence Rothfield | Department of English Language and Literature
    How can we best understand the role played by intellectuals of various sorts in relationship to the state and public interests These questions led me to co found the Cultural Policy Center which brings together faculty whose research whether in economics law sociology anthropology philosophy political science public policy history art history or cultural studies touches on or could help inform policies regarding copyright regimes government funding censorship heritage preservation etc affecting the arts and humanities As Faculty Director of the Center I organized several major conferences on topics ranging from the promise and perils of videogames to the preservationist controversies over the World Trade Center site and Soldier Field From one of these conferences on the battle that erupted over the Brooklyn Museum s Sensation exhibition I edited a collection of essays for a volume entitled Unsettling Sensation My own cultural policy research has followed two parallel tracks One line of research is aimed at developing a theoretically informed way of identifying and analyzing the empirical effects of cultural scenes in American cities a side project has focused on new ways of measuring the quality and vitality of live music scenes Chicago Music City The other line of research concerns a very different phenomenon the looting of antiquities I have published two books one as editor dealing with the looting of Iraq s national museum and archaeological sites and am working now on a book about the more general problem of how best to bring the black market in antiquities under control A part of my teaching in recent years has been devoted to courses with a policy angle I have taught an introduction to cultural policy studies a course on culture in the marketplace and most recently a course on the politics of taste I continue however to

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  • Hillary Chute | Department of English Language and Literature
    as well as exploring current graphic reportage by figures such as Joe Sacco on the Balkans and the Middle East I am Associate Editor of a book by Spiegelman called MetaMaus Pantheon 2011 about the making of his terrain shifting graphic narrative Maus MetaMaus won a National Jewish Book Award and an Eisner Award In Spring 2014 I co edited a special issue of Critical Inquiry on Comics and Media with Patrick Jagoda I have recently written on Graphic Narrative for The Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature and on historical postmodernism for a special issue of Twentieth Century Literature as well as on the subject of archives and comics for a special issue of e misférica I write on issues of form and history in many different kinds of venues and have published essays and interviews in magazines including The Believer and Artforum As a Contributing Editor I worked on the latest edition of the Heath Anthology of American Literature Contemporary Volume and I founded in 2009 the MLA s Discussion Group on Comics and Graphic Narratives I am a Faculty Fellow at the the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and director of the Artists Salon project there as well as faculty co sponsor of the American Literatures and Cultures workshop and faculty sponsor of the Gender and Sexuality Studies workshop on the theme of Desire I collaborated in 2012 with inaugural Mellon Fellow Alison Bechdel through the Richard and Mary L Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry and organized the Comics Philosophy and Practice conference at the University in May 2012 See my Critical Inquiry interview with Alison Bechdel here See me and Art Spiegelman talk about MetaMaus at the 92nd St Y here See me and comics theorist Scott McCloud talk at the Brattle Theatre here For the academic year 2012 2013 I was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Prior to joining the faculty I was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows Courses 2015 16 courses on leave Graduate Vietnam Documentary Aesthetics and Ethics The Aesthetics of Comics Pynchon DeLillo and the Problem of America Lines of Transmission Comics and Autobiography Undergraduate Contemporary Graphic Narratives Literature of 9 11 Lines of Transmission Comics and Autobiography Media Aesthetics Selected Publications Disaster Drawn Visual Witness Comics and Documentary Form Harvard University Press forthcoming January 2016 Comics Media special issue of Critical Inquiry co edited with Patrick Jagoda 2014 Hillary Chute on Julie Doucet Artforum 2014 Trans Mission Review of Ariel Schrag s Adam Bookforum 2014 Outside the Box Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists University of Chicago Press 2014 Richard Gray After the Fall American Literature Since 9 1 1 and Martin Randall 9 11 and the Literature of Terro r review American Literature 2013 Interview with Jules Feiffer Bookforum 2013 Secret Labor Sketching the Connections Between Comics and Poetry Poetry Magazine 2013 Comics as Archives Meta MetaMaus special issue of e misférica published by the NYU Hemispheric Institute On

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  • Elaine Hadley | Department of English Language and Literature
    British culture a period that has generously left behind a wide range of materials to examine I ve been especially committed in recent years to thinking about popular culture broadly defined theater journalism cheap fiction and political culture especially liberalism as a social formation My latest book Living Liberalism addresses Victorian political culture through political theory theories of embodiment and the material practices of citizenship My current project concerns war war literature and war journalism in the period My work is generally grounded in archival research and my courses usually incorporate canonical and non canonical literature as well as non literary texts such as conduct books cook books parliamentary blue books political pamphlets sermons in keeping with a period where print was cheap and literacy comparatively widespread Other central interests often evident in the courses I offer include gender theory urban studies the novel melodrama children s culture theories of nationalism and histories of affect Courses 2015 16 courses Winter 2016 Richer Poorer Income Inequality graduate Teaching Undergraduate English graduate Spring 2016 Victorian Wives Mothers Daughters undergraduate Junior seminar Graduate Historicizing High and Low Culture Pauperism and Poverty in Nineteenth Century English Literature Victorian Childhood Victorian Wives Mothers Daughters Teaching Undergraduate English Pedagogy Before and After Victorian Studies Victorian Liberalism Victorian War Fictions Undergraduate Reading Cultures The Victorian Period Inventing Childhood and Nineteenth Century England Problems in Gender Studies Victorian Wives Mothers Daughters Romantic Childhood Modern Children Staging Melodrama The Victorian Novel Selected Publications Living Liberalism Practical Citizenship in Victorian Britain University of Chicago Press 2010 2010 Albion Book Prize North American Conference on British Studies Melodramatic Tactics Theatricalized Dissent in the English Marketplace 1800 1885 Stanford University Press 1995 The Past Is a Foreign Country The Neo Conservative Romance with Victorian Liberalism Yale Journal of Criticism Winter 1997 7

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