The group discusses theoretical and methodological questions specific to studies of the legacy of British colonialism in Anglophone literature, politics, and the arts. The biweekly discussions are held at UC Berkeley.
The group discusses recent work in British history in light of developments in cultural studies, imperial and post-colonial history, gender studies, and comparative history. The monthly discussions are held alternately in Berkeley and Stanford.
The group discusses work-in-progress on topics in British studies and has the aim of introducing younger scholars into the craft of a historian. Discussions take place at UC Berkeley three times a semester.
Founded in 1995, the Nineteenth-Century and Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group provides a forum for faculty and graduate students to discuss new research on the literature and culture of the long nineteenth century. Pre-circulated papers investigate issues of aesthetics, politics, history, theory, and other current sites of academic focus.
The British Political Economy working group provides a forum in which its members can discuss 18th through early 20th century British political economy in relation to work in the humanities, exploring the interactions of political and economic theories with both works of literature and theories of aesthetics.