This fall, the Victorian Studies program will host Professor Jesse Rosenthal from Johns Hopkins University. Professor Rosenthal's research and teaching interests focus on the Victorian novel, and the theory of the novel more generally. His award-winning first book Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel (Princeton, 2016) 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 the 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. Professor Rosenthal is a valued contributor to Victorian Studies.
Thursday, November 1: Professor Rosenthal will deliver a talk, "Tract, Contract, and Forgetful Form," in Hazelbaker Hall, Wells Library Room E159 @ 4 p.m.
Friday, November 2: Professor Rosenthal will offer a workshop from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the College of Arts and Humanities Institute on Atwater Avenue. The reading for this seminar-style discussion will be the introduction and Chapter 1 (with Chapter 4 as additional/optional reading) of his reacent book, Good Form. A pdf of the readings can be found on the Victorian Studies Canvas page.