English Research Colloquium

The English Department's Research Colloquium is dedicated to the presentation and discussion of new research by the department's faculty, across all fields. The Colloquium has a particular emphasis on work in its early stages, and on work that pushes the boundaries of its field. We meet once each semester. All are welcome.



Upcoming Speakers


Jeffrey Gonzalez

"Walking, Driving, Cricket: Circulating Post-9/11 New York in Teju Cole's Open City  and Joseph O'Neill's Netherland


Wednesday, November 29th, 4-5:30pm

Center for Environmental and Life Sciences, 110

Jeffrey Gonzalez teaches English at Montclair State University. He teaches classes on 20th century American literature. His writing explores how massive changes in cultural hierarchies and arrangements of power over the past several decades have led to alterations in the form and function of literary narratives. He is currently revising an essay about the ambivalence several fiction writers exhibit toward Walt Whitman and is at work on a project about the various ways of periodizing post-1990 literature. He has published articles in Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature and Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction and was lead editor of the Corporations and Culture issue of New American Notes Online.