Author Archives: Nathan Hensley

About Nathan Hensley

Nathan K. Hensley is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University; he works on nineteenth-century British literature, critical theory, and the novel.

Under the Awning: A Ten-Minute Collective Writing Experiment

On our last day of class, after discussing the emergent genre of cell phone novels and reading (and listening to) Teju Cole’s Twitter story, “Hafiz,” the students of English 145 engaged in a collective act of writing. Without knowing what we … Continue reading

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Dr. Philip Steer: Two Events Tuesday, Nov. 8 and Wednesday Nov. 9

I’m delighted to announce two upcoming events featuring Dr. Philip Steer, Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature at Massey University, New Zealand. These will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 8 and 9!   Tuesday, November 8, 12 pm – 1:30 … Continue reading

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The Lifted Veil / Adam Smith: OUR DIAGRAM

“Though our brother is upon the rack, as long as we ourselves are at our ease, our senses will never inform us of what he suffers. They never did, and never can, carry us beyond our own person, and it … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre Manuscript is in New York!

Dear C19 novel students — It’s just come to my attention that the Jane Eyre manuscript is now on display at the Morgan Library, in New York — along with many other manuscript materials, including the tiny books and micro-journals Charlotte … Continue reading

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What is a Novel? Who are we?

This course tells the life story of the novel during the period of its fullest maturity, the Victorian era (1837-1901). Together we’ll track this form’s itinerary (was it “development”?) across the century when it dominated mass culture and eventually came … Continue reading

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