Carroll's talk will be about how Darwin positioned himself as an author and how he was subsequently received by 19thC literary society.
Siobhan Carroll Bio:
Siobhan Carroll is an associate professor of English at the University of Delaware. Her first book, An Empire of Air and Water: Uncolonizable Space in the British Imagination, 1750-1850, describes the relevance of "uncolonizable" geographies such as the North Pole and the atmosphere to British imperialism. Her current book project examines the relationship between human agency and nature in the long 19th century.