Spring 2011 Seminar Schedule

The McNeil Center invites graduate students, faculty members, independent scholars, and all other Early Americanists in the Mid-Atlantic region to its Friday afternoon seminar series. Meetings are held at various locations and convene at 3:00 pm on Friday afternoons. A social hour follows at 5:00 pm. Papers are circulated in advance and should be read by those planning to attend.  To obtain copies via listserv, or for more information, e-mail abaxter@sas.upenn.edu  or phone 215-898-9251.

January | February | March | April | May


14 January:

Michael Oberg, SUNY Geneseo

The Indian Who Would be King: Eleazer Williams on Tour

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 
3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

28 January:

Peter Hoffer, The University of Georgia

When Franklin Met Whitefield: Enlightenment, Revival, and the Power of the Printed Word in Early America

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia

4 February:

Joshua Ratner, University of Pennsylvania and 2009-2010 Mellon Initiative in Early American Literature and Material Texts Fellow

John Neal, Novelist as Journal Editor OR How to Write a Blackwood Article in Five Easy Steps Novels

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

 

18 February:

Felicity Donohoe, University of Glagow and 2010-2011 Advisory Council Fellow

To Beget a Tame Breed of People: Native North American Women, White Men and Ritual Violence in the Eighteenth Century

Temple University

25 February:

Elena Schneider, Princeton University and 2009-2010 Barra Dissertation Fellow

The Fog of War: The 1762 Invasion of Havana

Rutgers-Camden

18 March:

Christopher C. Oliver, University of Virginia and 2010-2011 Winterthur Dissertation Fellow

Panoramas, Popular Culture, and the Middle Class in the Antebellum United States

Winterthur

1 April:

Katherine Arner, Johns Hopkins University and 2010-2011 Program in Early American Economy and Society Dissertation Fellow

Reframing the "American Plague": The Atlantic Origins and Dimensions of the Early National Yellow Fever Controversy

The Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust Street

8 April:

Simon Gilhooley, Cornell University and 2010-2011 Barra Dissertation Fellow

Transatlantic Revision and American Literary History

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

29 April:

Wendy Roberts, Northwestern University and 2009-2010 Carpenter Fellow in Early American Religious History

Poetic Conversion and Evangelical Revision in the Life of the Rev. James Ireland

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania
6 May:

Benjamin Bankhurst, King's College London and 2009-2010 Carpenter Fellow in Early Amerivcan Religious History

British North America in the Irish Presbyterian Imagination, 1750-1765

Stephanie Grauman Wolf Room, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 3355 Woodland Walk, University of Pennsylvania

13 May:

Roderick A. McDonald, Rider University

Sex, Power, and the Pornography of Slavery in Dominica

Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society,
427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

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