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Archive of Romantic Division Sessions at Modern Language Association Annual Conventions (1990- )

Romantic Studies at the MLA, 1990-
English Romantic Period Division Sessions

1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998


Romantic Elegy: The Elegiac Mode in Romantic Verse I

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Stephen M. Parrish, Cornell Univ.

1. "Elegy into Aura," Carol L. Bernstein, Bryn Mawr Coll.
2. "Rewriting Pastoral Elegy: Wordsworth's The Brothers," Bruce Edward Graver, Providence Coll.
3. "'Where Once . . . We Stood Rejoicing': Wordsworth, Scott, and Musings near Aquapendente," Stephen Gill, Oxford Univ.

Romantic Elegy: The Elegiac Mode in Romantic Verse II


'To Immagination' 

September, 2009


Vol 13. No. 26 - Index

February, 2005


Heinowitz, "The Allure of the Same: Robert Southey's Welsh Indians and the Rhetoric of Good Colonialism"

This essay examines the rhetoric of sameness (as opposed to the more familiar rhetoric of otherness) that characterized British imperial interest in Spanish American during the Romantic era. To do this, it analyzes how Robert Southey's 1805 poem Madoc, a Welsh-Mexican epic set in the twelfth century, builds on the Burkean plea for colonial benevolence in India in order to mount its own vindication of 'good' imperialism in Spanish America. Southey's struggle to exalt traditional colonialism as the great unifier of conqueror and conquered was dogged, however, by internal contradictions as well as by Britain's increasingly aggressive presence in Spanish America. This essay appears in _Sullen Fires Across the Atlantic: Essays in Transatlantic Romanticism_, a volume of _Romantic Circles Praxis Series_, prepared exclusively for Romantic Circles (, University of Maryland.


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