Newberry Library Seminar
Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar
Spring 2021: Modern Literature & Art in Chicago, 1900-1960
To: All Students in the College of Arts and Sciences
From: Dr. Elizabeth Shermer, Department of History
Applications for the Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar are currently being accepted. This year's seminar is entitled “Chicago, City of Industry, Art & Labor, 1890-1960" and will be taught by Dr. Melissa Bradshaw (Loyola University Chicago) and Dr. Elizabeth Tandy Shermer (Loyola University Chicago). For a full description of the course and further details, visit the Newberry Library's Undergraduate Seminar Web site.
Please note that class discussions of common readings will likely be conducted online. However, the Newberry’s safety protocols have enabled them to re-open their archives and research rooms. As such, students will likely be able to conduct research in person at the Newberry.
Five Loyola undergraduates will be selected to participate in this six-credit interdisciplinary seminar, which also includes students from DePaul, Roosevelt, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The seminar allows students to combine an intensive classroom experience with independent research carried out in the Newberry Library, one of the country's richest archives of primary source materials on history and culture. The seminar will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-5:00 p.m. from January 19 to May 6, 2021.
The seminar is open to qualified students in all disciplines and counts as both Writing Intensive and Engaged Learning. Those interested in applying to graduate school and to many professional schools, whether law school or library science, have found the Newberry Seminar an exhilarating challenge and an opportunity to work with both students and faculty from other universities at a very high level.
Applications are due via e-mail by noon on November 11, 2018. Participants will be selected and notified by November 15, before the pre-registration period.
Dr. Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
Department of History, LSC, Crown Center 473
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60660
Previous NLUS Topics:
2020: “Shakespeare’s Afterlives: Literature, Philosophy, Politics, and the Visual Arts, 1623-2020”
2019: “Modern Literature and Art in Chicago, 1900-1960"
2017: “Exchange before Orientalism: Asia and Europe, 1500-1800,” Laura Hostetler (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Ellen McClure (University of Illinois at Chicago)
2016: “Break the Chains: Revolt, Rebellion, and Resistance in the World of Atlantic Slavery," John Donoghue (Loyola University Chicago) and Jeffrey Glover (Loyola University Chicago)
2015: “Mexico and Peru through Word and Image, 1492-1820,” Priscilla Archibald (Roosevelt University) and Delia Consentino (DePaul University)
2014: “Representing the American Civil War: Art, History and Literature, 1820-1890,” Marcy J. Dinius (DePaul University) and Margaret M. Storey (DePaul University).
2013: “Exchange before Orientalism: Asia and Europe, 1500-1800,” Laura Hostetler (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Ellen McClure (University of Illinois at Chicago)
2012: "Texts and Technologies: From Manuscripts to Early Printed Books and Beyond," David Halsted (History, University of Illinois at Chicago) and Edward Wheatley (English, Loyola University Chicago)
2011: "Constructing the Queen: Elizabeth I in Political Pamphlets, Poetry, Personal Correspondence, Portraiture, Plays, Pulp Fiction, and Motion Pictures," Regina Buccola (English and Women's Studies, Roosevelt University) and Celeste Chamberland (History, Roosevelt University)
2010: "Islands: Missionaries, Migration, and Labor in the Atlantic World and on the Pacific Rim," Eric S. Gellman (History, Roosevelt University) and Lori Pierce (American Studies, DePaul University)
2009: "New Nation, New Culture: The United States in the Age of the Early Republic, 1770-1850," Larry Howe (English, Roosevelt University) and Diane Dillon (Newberry Library)
2008: “Islam and the West: European and American Views of the Muslim World, 1450-1900,” Katrin Schultheiss (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Kim Searcy (History, Loyola)
2007: “Constructing the Queen: Elizabeth I in Correspondence, Portraiture, Plays, Poetry, Pulp Fiction, and Motion Pictures.
2006: “Exchange before Orientalism: Encounters between Asia and Europe, 1500-1800,” Ellen McClure (French, UIC) and Laura Hostetler (History, UIC).
2005: "Sites of Democracy and Difference: U.S. Popular Culture and Entertainment, 1880-1930," Ann Brigham (English and Women's and Gender Studies, Roosevelt) and Lewis Erenberg (History, Loyola)
2004: "New Nation/New Culture: American Culture in the Early Republic, 1770-1850," Douglas Bradburn (Roosevelt) and Lawrence Howe (English, Roosevelt)
2003: "Constructing the Queen," Regina Buccola (English and Women's Studies, Roosevelt) and Robert Bucholz (History, Loyola)
2002: "The Pan-Hispanic World, 1492-1825," Glen Carrnan (Spanish, DePaul) and Valentina Tikoff (History, DePaul)
2001: "Experiencing the Civil War," Robin Grey (English, UIC) and Margaret Storey (History, DePaul)
2000: "London Town and Bath Spa: Two Concepts of Eighteenth-Century Urbanity," Robert Bucholz (History, Loyola) and Caryn Chaden (English, DePaul)
1999: "Mapping Identities: Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Configurations in Modernist Representations," Pamela Caughie (English, Loyola) and Ayana Karanja (Black World Studies, Loyola)
1998: "New Nation/New Culture: American Culture in the Age of the Early Republic," John Burton (History, DePaul) and Lawrence Howe (English, Roosevelt)
1997: "Competing Landscapes in the Struggle for an American National Identity," Robin Grey (English, UIC) and David Sokol (Art History, UIC)