18th & 19th-Century Colloquium: The Novel and the Numbers

Event time: 
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 3:30pm
LC 317 See map
Event description: 

Please join us in LC 317 on Thursday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m. for the final C18/19 Colloquium event of the year: a panel about the novel and numbers.

Emily Steinlight, Associate Professor of English at UPenn, will present work alongside our own Professor Stefanie Markovits, with a Q&A to follow. Professor Steinlight’s paper is called “From Real Estate to Real Abstraction: Detective Fiction’s Psychology of the House,” and Professor Markovits’s paper is called “Making Soldiers Count: Literature and War in the 1850s.”

***Please note the special time and date for the event—it will be held in LC 317 on a Thursday, and will conclude in time for the GSAC Town Hall at 5 p.m. 

Emily Steinlight is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches nineteenth-century British literature, Victorian science and social thought, and histories and theories of the novel. She is the author of Populating the Novel: Literary Form and the Politics of Surplus Life (2018), which won the Sonya Rudikoff Prize for best first book in Victorian studies, and she is currently at work on a book project on theories of mental labor, tentatively titled Unmanageable Thoughts.

This event is supported by the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund.