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.
Wendy Nielsen -Motherless Creations: Fictions about Artificial Life, 1650-1900
Wednesday, April 17th, 3-4:30 p.m.
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences, 110
Professor Wendy C. Nielsen received her BA in German Literature (magna cum laude) from UC San Diego and her PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Davis. She is a specialist in European (British, German, and French) Romanticism, drama, and (women) writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She has written a book, Women Warriors in Romantic Drama(University of Delaware Press, 2012), and articles on Boadicea; drama in British, German, and French Romanticism (including Elizabeth Inchbald); Olympe de Gouges; and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Her talk comes from her current book project, also titled Motherless Creations: Artificial Life in Literature and Culture, 1650-1950.