Please join us for the 18th and 19th Century Colloquium’s first event of the academic year: today, October 4, at 5 pm in LC 319, we are proud to host Jesse Rosenthal (Johns Hopkins), who will be delivering a paper titled “The Industrial Novel and the Martian Curriculum.” Discussion and light refreshments to follow.
Jesse Rosenthal’s research and teaching interests focus on the Victorian novel, and the theory of the novel more generally. His first book, entitled Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel (Princeton University Press, 2017), examines the role of intuition in 19th-century understandings of both moral experience and the feeling of novel-reading. He also co-edited (with Adam Grener) a special issue of journal Genre, on “Narrative against Data in the Victorian Novel.”
He is currently working on a book about the development of the idea of tradition, in relation to literary studies and social thought.