The next meeting of the Seminar in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-century Studies (SENS) will take place Monday, November 9, at 5:00 pm in 119 O'Shaughnessy Hall. Josephine McDonagh of King's College London will speak on "We Have Always Been Migrants: Radical Responses to Migrancy and Settlement around 1850." Reception to Follow in the Great Hall.
Josephine McDonagh is Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at King’s College London. She was previously Professor of Victorian Literature at the University of Oxford. Her monographs include De Quincey’s Disciplines (1994), George Eliot (1997), and Child Murder and British Culture, 1720-1900 (2003). She has co-edited several volumes of essays including Political Gender: Texts and Contexts (1994), Encounters: Transactions between Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century (2002), and most recently Charles Dickens and the French Revolution (2009). Her current book project, Literature in a Time of Migration: Print, Population, and British Fiction in the Nineteenth Century, centers on the intense paradox of unprecedented global mobility in the nineteenth century countered by an inward turn in British fiction that celebrates local rootedness in mind, community practices, and property law.
SENS provides a regular gathering point for the Notre Dame interdisciplinary community of faculty and graduate students engaged with this area of studies. Seminars include lectures, workshops, works-in-progress, and much conversation by Notre Dame faculty and graduate students. Each semester's schedule includes external speakers, with the Fall 2015 line-up featuring James Chandler from the University of Chicago and Josephine McDonagh from King's College, London.