NCSA 2021: Rediscovering Nineteenth-Century Studies (Roundtable Session)

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin D. O'Dell / Georgia Gwinnett College
contact email: 

This roundtable invites abstracts for short position papers reflecting on the present state of nineteenth-century studies.  How do recent developments in and around the field change our understanding of the nineteenth-century as a site of inquiry?  Papers might include, but are not limited to, the following:       

  • Comparative, present-oriented, or other paradigm-shifting research frameworks that dispense with or otherwise alter conventional understandings of periodization and value
  • Graduate studies; the decline of period-specific faculty positions; the growth in generalist and contingent assignments
  • Anti-racist research and pedagogy
  • Defenses of nineteenth-century studies as a field of inquiry 

The 2021 Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association will be held online from March 11th-13th, 2021.  Send brief abstracts and one-page C.V. to Dr. Benjamin D. O'Dell, Assistant Professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College, at bodell1@ggc.edu by October 1st, 2020.