British Studies at Northwestern

News and Announcements

Pamela K. Gilbert, Albert Brick Professor of English at the University of Florida, will present "'Oh Blush Not So!': The Victorian Evolution of the Blush" at 5:15 pm on Thursday, October 9, 2014, in the Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201). All are welcome.

Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson (History) is the recipient of three research fellowships this year: a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship; a Mellon-Council for European Studies Dissertation Completion Fellowship (declined); and a research travel grant from the International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS), which will help fund a fall trip to India.

Marie Pantojan (English) has received a Predoctoral Fellowship from the William Andrews Memorial Clark Library, where she will be researching 18th-century histories of the English Civil War and Glorious Revolution.

Maha Jafri (English) recently published an article on gossip in George Eliot’s fiction in the Forum for Modern Language Studies.

Viv Soni, Associate Professor of English, has been awarded a Newberry Fellowship in 2014-15 for work on a new book on judgment.


About the Graduate Cluster in British Studies

British Studies has a long and distinguished history at Northwestern. Among the many scholars who have taught the history and literature of Britain at Northwestern are W. H. Auden, Lacey Baldwin Smith, Richard Ellmann, Jean Hagstrum, Larry Lipking, Harold Perkin, and T. W. Heyck.

Today, with thriving graduate programs in Art History, Comparative Literary Studies, Economics, English, History, Musicology, Political Science, Sociology, and Theatre and Drama, Northwestern offers a vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars working on Britain and its imperial past. This website details the requirements of the British Studies Cluster. It also brings together faculty and graduate students, lists relevant courses and events, and provides access to the many resources for British Studies that exist at the University and across Chicago.

British Studies Photos

Northwestern Presidential Fellows in British Studies

Maha Jafri (English, 2012-14)

Michael Slater (English, 2010-12)

Darcy Hughes Heuring (History, 2006-8)

Jenny Mann (English, 2004-6)

Leah Guenther (English, 2003-5)

Guy Ortolano (History, 2002-3)




October 3, 2014