“The Wars of Peace” Program

Cover of <em>First Love and Last Love</em> by James Grant, 1868.
Cover of First Love and Last Love by James Grant, 1868.

All events take place in the Martin E. Segal Theater in the Graduate Center building unless otherwise indicated. Livestream available.


Moderator: Simon Reader (College of Staten Island, CUNY)


9:00-10:30AM    Martial Measures


Cornelia Pearsall (Smith College)

“War Scare”


Meredith Martin (Princeton University)

“Primitive Language”


10:30-10:45AM    Break


10:45-12:15PM    Aftermaths


Aeron Hunt (Boston College)

“The Domestic Front”


Lara Kriegel (Indiana University)

“Crimean Widows and the Wounds of War”


LUNCH (on your own)

12:15 – 2:15 P.M.


2:15-3:45PM    War and Peace


Holly Furneaux (Cardiff University)

“‘An Oasis of Peace Following and Preceding a Week’s Constant Fighting’: Truces and Feeling for/with the Enemy at Mafeking”


Nasser Mufti (University of Illinois at Chicago)

“Race War in the Age of Equipoise”


3:45-4:00PM    Break


4:00-5:30PM    Decentered Sovereignty


Anjuli Raza Kolb (Williams College)

“Mary Shelley and Viral Sovereignty”


Zarena Aslami (Michigan State University)

“Marginal Sovereignty: Victorian Afghanistan and the Poetics of Occupation”



6:00 P.M.

English Department Lounge

Room 4406


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