This Thursday, 11/12, Professor Elsie Michie, the chair of English at Louisiana State University, will give a talk entitled “‘Counterparts and Prototypes in the Great World’: Martin Chuzzlewit and America.” Professor Michie has published on such topics as nineteenth-century women novelists, the Victorian canon, and issues of money, taste, and gender difference in the Victorian novel. Her books include Outside the Pale: Cultural Exclusion, Gender Difference and the Victorian Woman Writer (Cornell 1993) and The Vulgar Question of Money: Heiresses, Materialism, and the Novel of Manners from Jane Austen to Henry James (Hopkins 2011). She is currently working on a book tentatively titled Trollopizing the Canon about Francis Trollope’s relation to canonical Victorian Writers. Michie’s talk will take place from 11:10-12:30, in Melrose E-102. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Nineteenth-Century British Research Seminar blog.