Professor Laura Rosenthal gave a keynote address for the conference "‘The Authenticity of Emotions: Sceptical and Sympathetic Sociability in the Eighteenth-Century British Public Sphere’ An Interdisciplinary Collaboratory" held in Adelaide, Australia, September 18-19. She has essays appearing this fall in the journals PMLA, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and The Arts and Humanities in Higher Education.
For nearly 70 years, The English Institute has been a major resource for developments in criticism, theory, and scholarship, while honoring traditional fields of interest and modes of literary analysis. Each fall it sponsors a prestigious conference, whose proceedings are subsequently published.
Anna Bedford (CMLT) presented a paper titled “Exploitive Foundations: Bodies and Resources in the Futuristic Metropolises of Atwood and Hopkinson,” at the annual Science Fiction Research Association in July. She presented as part of a panel with scholars Amy Ransom and Grace Dillon, who work in Canadian science fiction and Indigenous science fiction. Anna's participation in this conference, held in Detroit, was made possible by a travel grant from the English Department.
In March, Professional Writing Program lecturer Daniel Pendick became the executive editor of Harvard Men's Health Watch, a monthly consumer health newsletter published by Harvard Medical School and the Belvoir Media Group.
Rebecca Borden, Peter Mallios, and Jennifer Wellman collectively wrote "American Women Reading Conrad, 1900-1940: An Overview," which will appear in a special issue of Studia Neophilologica on "Transnational Conrad" in November 2012.