Catherine Gallagher, Eggers Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley
The acknowledged masterpiece of British realism, George Eliotís Middlemarch is also a deft synthesis of nineteenth-century intellectual developments, the culmination of the craft of Victorian fiction writing and a precursor of modernist novel techniques. Participants in this seminar will examine the relations between Middlemarchís aesthetic and intellectual achievements.
ELIGIBILITY: The Summer Institutes in Literary Studies are open to scholars who received a Ph.D. within the last ten years and who teach in departments of literature or
other relevant disciplines at colleges or universities in the United States
STIPENDS & EXPENSES: Participation in an institute carries a stipend of $1,500. The National Humanities Center will cover the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and texts.
FORMAT: Each institute will combine extensive seminar discussion with small group work and individual consultation with the seminar leader.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Participants will have individual apartments in a residence hotel within ten minutes of the Center. The Center will provide bus service to and from the hotel.
This program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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