Stringer Workshop: Russ Castronovo

February 21, 2020
11:00 - 1:00 PM
2115 Tawes Hall

The Stringer Fund, a bequest from the estate of John G. Stringer, is earmarked “expressly for the advancement of the study of 18th and 19th Century American and English literature” and the professional development for our students in these fields. 

Russ Castronovo is the Tom Paine Professor of English and Dorothy Draheim Professor of American Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is author of Propaganda 1776: Secrets, Leaks and Revolutionary Communications in Early America (Oxford, 2014), Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in a Global Era (Chicago, 2007), Necro Citizenship: Death, Eroticism, and the Public Spheres in  the Nineteenth-Century United States (Duke, 2001), Fathering the Nation: American Genealogies of Slavery and Freedom (UC Press, 1995). He is also the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Oxford, 2012) and the co-editor with Dana Nelson of Materializing Democracy: Toward a Revitalized Cultural Politics (Duke, 2002), among other publications.

Professor Castronovo will lead a professionalization workshop on dissertation and article abstracts for graduate students (capped at 12). Pre-registration is required, and participants will be asked to submit their short abstracts (1-2 pages) two weeks in advance for pre-circulation to Professor Castronovo and the other participants. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

Graduate students interested in participating in this workshop should send an email to Edlie Wong to pre-register. She will follow up with instructions on submitting your short abstracts.









For more information contact: Edlie Wong (