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We are an interdisciplinary Association interested in exploring all aspects of the long nineteenth century, from science to music, from architecture to religion, from movement to literatures—and beyond. We hope you will peruse these pages as a volume inviting you to join us at our annual spring meeting, and we ask you to join our community of those with nineteenth century interests.


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Q&A: Shana Klein

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Shana Klein is Assistant Professor of Art History at Kent State University. She is trained in the history of American art, with sub-specialties in African-American and Native-American art. Klein holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of New Mexico, where she completed her dissertation—and now book project—The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in American Art and Culture. Klein has been awarded fellowships for her research at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Henry Luce Foundation, and Huntington Library, among others. She has published research in journals such as American Art and Southern Cultures and has served as Managing Editor of the journal Food, Media, and Culture. Klein’s research interests combine studies of American visual and material culture with food and social justice.


What is your favorite nineteenth-century quotation? A writer for an 1887 catalogue selling chromo-pictures declared...

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Monday, April 01, 2019/Author: Christa DiMarco/Number of views (693)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Q&A: Kyla Schuller

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Kyla Schuller is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, where she investigates the intersections between race, gender, sexuality, and the sciences. Her book The Biopolitics of Feeling: Race, Sex, and Science in the Nineteenth Century (Duke University Press, 2018) exposes sentimentalism as a technology of population management. Her work has been supported by the ACLS and Stanford Humanities Center and has appeared in American QuarterlyGLQConfigurationsThe Leviathan, and other venues.

What story do you always tell your students about the nineteenth century? I often tell my students about the so-called “orphan trains,” or the migration of 200,000 youth from . . . 

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Monday, March 19, 2018/Author: Kate Oestreich/Number of views (1503)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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