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Welcome to the Nineteenth Century Studies Association website, where we hope you will find information about the Association, its interests and outlets, as well as enticements to join in the many conversations we have on and beyond these pages.

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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News from Vice President Drew Hubbell

After an experimental year living in Perth, Australia, Vice President Drew Hubbell will return to the States where he will re-assume his position as Associate Professor at Susquehanna University. While abroad, he became co-convener for No Fracking WA, a grassroots organization dedicated to banning unconventional gas development in Western Australia. He also completed his monograph, Byron's Nature: A New Theory of British Romantic Ecology and wrote several other essays. And finally, he was issue co-editor for Landscapes: the Journal for the International Centre for Landscape and Literature (available at He is looking forward to joining friends at 2017 NCSA.
    Additionally, his essay, "It Cannot Be a Sin to Seek / To Save an Earth-Born Being": Radical Ecotheology in Byron's Heaven and Earth," is just published in Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins and Legacies, ed. Dewey Hall (New York: Lexington) 2016. It is a collection by new and established ecocritics exploring new directions of ecocriticism in Anglo-American Romanticism, ready for anybody's critical review.
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Voting in NCSA 2016 Elections

Dear NCSA Member,
As our Constitution details, NCSA is expected to hold elections—and they are now available. As a current member of NCSA, I hope you will take the two minutes it takes to cast a vote in this important effort; you will find pictures and bios for each candidate to Board membership available on our website. You need to “Log In” to the NCSA Website and  then click on the “Members’ Area” that will appear in the top menu bar in order to access the voting portion of the site, which will be open for the next three weeks.
Many thanks for participating in this voting process! It is far less tempestuous than the other election process currently going on, but the folks willing to serve NCSA thus would no doubt appreciate you taking the time to cast a vote.

You have to click on “Members Area,” get to that page, and then hover over the bit in the bar to get “2016 elections” to drop down as an option you can click on. Then you can vote!
Director of the University Honors Program
Professor of English
President, Nineteenth Century Studies Association
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University of Nebraska Omaha
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Q&A: Katherine Grenier

19 Cents

Katherine Haldane Grenier is a Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at The Citadel in Charleston, SC.  She is the author of Tourism and Identity in Scotland: Creating Caledonia (Ashgate, 2005) as well as several articles on tourism in 19th century Scotland.  Her most recent article is “’Public Acts of Faith and Devotion’: Pilgrimages in late 19th century England and Scotland” in Perplext in Faith. Essays on Victorian Beliefs and Doubts, Alissa Clapp-Itnrye and Julie Melnyk, eds. (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 2015).  She is a member of the NCSA Board,  Past President of the Southern Conference on British Studies and was the Local Arrangements Chair of the 2015 meeting of the North American Conference on British Studies. 

What story do you always tell your students about the nineteenth century? Oh, so many to choose from!  Since my students tend to be interested in wars, I always enjoy teaching the . . .

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2016 Nominations for the NCSA Board of Directors

Slate of Candidates

 For the full slate of candidates, click here.
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