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


Ana Schwartz

Our Children's Children:

The Genealogy of Subjection in Early America 


Wednesday, April 18th, 4-5:30pm

Center for Environmental and Life Sciences, 110

Dr. Schwartz earned her PhD from the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania in August 2017, and joins the Department of English at Montclair State after completing a pre-doctoral fellowship in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Schwartz studies the literature of English colonial settlement in America, and through these texts reveals evidence of emotion's instrumental function as a technique of efficient governance by Anglo-American settlers. Her teaching draws this research into lively conversation with broader European writings on discovery and conquest, as well as recent popular discourse on the exploration of space, the final frontier. Dr. Schwartz has shared her research in a variety of intellectual settings, from the Mahindra Center for the Humanities at Harvard University, to the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and has taught equally as widely.