English faculty presented papers in Summer 2011 at a number of international conferences, and were actively researching abroad as well.
At the invitation of the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Soros Foundation, Marcel Cornis-Pope lectured on multiethnic literatures in Central Europe and his recently completed project (History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe, 4 vols., John Benjamins Press, 2006-2010) at the Cultural Center in Jimbolia (May 22), University of Timisoara (May 23), the Writers’ Association of Timisoara (May 23), and the University of Oradea (May 24). As Vice President of the Coordinating Publication Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association, he also attended the committee meeting in Lisbon, Portugal (June 6) and gave a paper and chaired a session on Literature and Multimedia at the University of Lisbon (June 8).
Josh Eckhardt was a Summer Research Institute Visiting Fellow at University of Oxford’s Harris Manchester College, conducting research into seventeenth-century manuscript holdings at the Bodleian Library.
Nick Frankel worked at the British Library, London, on his forthcoming edition of the “Annotated Oscar Wilde.”
Les Harrison presented ““Barbarian at the Gate: Billy Budd and Melville’s Rome” at the 8th Annual International Melville Conference, “Melville and Rome: Empire – Democracy – Belief – Art” held at the Center for American Studies in Rome 22-26 June.
David Latané attended the 43rd meeting of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, “Work and Leisure,” held at Canterbury Christ Church University in England 22-23 July, where he served on the organization’s Council and presented “Night and Day; or, Why Journalists Must get Drunk.”
Charlotte Morse conducted research on the influence of Chaucer on some nineteenth century British women writers at the British Library in London.
Rivka Swenson presented “After the Seven Years War: Identity and Recovery in Humphry Clinker” at the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society, 7-10 July, at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, as well as presented “Crusoe: The Sequel” at the Biennial Meeting of the Defoe Society, “The Culture of Grub Street,” held at the University of Worcester, England, 14-16 July, at which she was also chaired a panel and was elected to the Executive Board of the Society.