Peter Jaros Associate Professor of English, Department Chair of English
Grants & Awards
Selected Recent Presentations
“A Creature of Law in the Wilderness: Irving’s Astoria.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Chapel Hill. 15 March 2014.
“Sheppard Lee and Supernatural Law.” Modern Language Association. Marriott Chicago Downtown. Chicago. 10 January 2014.
“Facing History: Charles Brockden Brown, Physiognomics, and Temporality.” The Revolutionary Atlantic: Acts of Alienation and Sedition, 1780-1830 (Charles Brockden Brown Society Biennial Conference). Université Paris IV—Sorbonne. Paris. 12 October 2013.
“Face Time: Charles Brockden Brown and the Temporalities of Physiognomics”; Panel Organizer: “The Temporal Turn in Early American Perspective.” Society of Early Americanists. Hyatt Regency. Savannah. 1 March 2013.
“Collective Action, Corporate Fiction, and The Confidence-Man.” Modern Language Association. Sheraton Boston. Boston, 3 January 2013.
“Crises of Personhood: Sheppard Lee and the 1837-38 Pennsylvania Convention.” American Studies Association. Puerto Rico Convention Center. San Juan, PR, 17 November 2012.
“The Antebellum Corporation in Literature and Law: A Chapter in the Prehistory of Citizens United.” Franklin & Marshall Alumni College 2012. Lancaster, PA, 1 June 2012. (Invited lecture.)
“How to Kill a Corporation: Corporate Mortality in Law and Verse”; Panel Organizer: “Corporate Fictions.” American Literature Association. Hyatt Regency. San Francisco, 26 May 2012.
“Equiano, the Author.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Vancouver, Canada, 17-20 March 2011.
“Lavater and Levinas on Traits that Withdraw.” Fading Figures/Figures of Fading Colloquium. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL, 14 May 2010.
“The Swiss Atlantic? Another Look at the ‘Atlantic World.’” Society of Early Americanists. Hamilton, Bermuda, 4-7 March 2009.
“The Character of the Citizen: Physiognomy and Republicanism in the Early American Public Sphere.” Pennsylvania Historical Association. Bethlehem, PA, 16 October 2008.
“‘Fairly exposed to public view’: Picturing Stephen Burroughs.” American Literature Association. Hyatt Regency. San Francisco, 24 May 2008.
“Arresting Characters: Physiognomy and Interruption”; Panel Chair: “Shady Characters and Sketchy Science.” International Conference on Narrative. University of Texas at Austin. Austin, 2 May 2008.
CNX 135: America from Outside
ENG 206: Studies in American Literature 1
ENG 207: Studies in American Literature 2
ENG 372: Reading Characters in American Literature
ENG 461: Making Persons in American Literature