American Literature Research Seminar programme now available

ALRS Michaelmas 2019

The Michaelmas term programme for the American History Research Seminar is now available.

A pdf version of the programme below can be downloaded here.


The seminar will be held at 5pm on the following Thursdays at the Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road, OX13 UB.

Bridget Bennett, Leeds
17 Oct: ‘The dissenting Atlantic: the transatlantic journey of The Experience of Thomas Jones (1850)’

Yahia Lababidi in conversation with Dr Ben Grant
31 Oct: ‘“In the deep end, every stroke counts”: aphorisms in troubled times’

Diarmuid Hester, Cambridge
14 Nov: ‘“The garbage of our lives”: toward a minoritarian theory of waste’

Katie McGettigan, Royal Holloway
28 Nov: ‘The Whale, or Moby Dick, international copyright and the transatlantic fashioning of American authorship’

The ALRS provides a friendly and engaged forum for invited speakers to present their research-in-progress in the form of a paper of c. 40-45 minutes in length, followed by a question period and wine, and then a dinner hosted by the seminar’s co-convenors. Free dinners are available for the first few graduate students to sign up each week; please write to or if you would like to join us.