2017 McIntosh Prize Competition

The McIntosh Prize is an annual prize awarded for the best public lecture given by a fourth-year PhD student on a topic growing out of his or her thesis.  Everyone is welcome to attend!



Tuesday 9 May




9:00 am-9:45 am Marc Mazur The (Im)material Christabel: Tracing Coleridge’s (Un)published History
9:45 am-10:30 am Shazia Sadaf I Am Malala: Human Rights, and the Politics of Production,
Marketing, and Reception of the Post 9/11 Memoir
BREAK (10:30 am-10:45 am)
10:45 am-11:30 am Jeremy Colangelo The Cosmic Mind of Septimus Smith: Panpsychism and Mrs Dalloway
11:30 am-12:15 pm Naveera Ahmed Disavowals and Diasporas: Representations of the 1971 Bangladesh War
LUNCH BREAK (12:15-1:00 pm)
1:00 pm-1:45 pm Taylor Richardson Hangings, Coffins and Boyhood: Criminal Masculinities and the Newgate Novel
1:45 pm-2:30 pm Nahmi Lee Dickens's Dregs: Waste-Becoming and the Afterlives of Collection
BREAK (2:30 pm-2:45 pm)
2:45 pm-3:30 pm Hanji Lee Nostalgic Metafiction: A Case Study of Conrad's Nostromo
3:30 pm-4:15 pm Diana Samu-Visser Beyond Necrophilosophy: Anatomy, Narrative, and the BodyWorlds Exhibition



Wednesday 10 May

9:00 am-9:45 am Logan Rohde Emptiness and Ecstasy: Romantic Buddhism in Coleridge and De Quincey
9:45 am-10:30 am Jonathan Stillman Georgic values, political economy , and the state in the eighteenth century
10:30 am-11:15 am Jason Sunder Religious Beefs: Untouchable Life, Constitutional Secularism, and Sacred Cows in Arjun Dangle’s “The Cantonment has Begun to Shake” and Amitabh’s “The Cull”
BREAK (11:15 am-11:30 am)
11:30 am-12:15 pm Nidhi Shrivastava Understanding Rape and Sexual Violence in Hindi Cinema 1947-2016
12:15 pm-1:00 pm David Huebert The Bull’s Ring: Anal-Animal Eroticism in Hemingway’s Corrida
LUNCH BREAK (1:00 pm-1:45 pm)