Scholar Spotlight: Bailea Kerr and Roz Thalken

  Bailea Kerr and Roz Thalken
Bailea Kerr, Dr. Beverly Rilett, and Roz Thalken

Students present papers at European Studies Conference

On October 8-9, English Majors Bailea Kerr and Roz Thalken traveled to Omaha to attend and present papers at the 41st annual European Studies Conference. The conference took place at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and was attended by an international mix of faculty and graduate students.

 Kerr and Thalken presented on a panel titled “Victorian Literary Celebrity: The Role of Publishers and Agents.” Kerr presented her research on “John Blackwood and George Smith: Two Influential (Rival) Publishers” while Thalken’s research and presentation was focused on, “Marketing George Eliot: Sunday Afternoons at the Priory.” Each paper was co-written with English Department Faculty Member, Dr. Beverley Rilett, following the two students' work on digitizing the George Eliot Review through a UCARE project grant this past summer.