Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: James K. Chandler, Univ. of Chicago
1. "Reflexive Biography: Three Men and a Maid," Jerome Colin Christensen, Johns Hopkins Univ.
2. "New Historicist Biography: Alternative Tropology or Contradiction in Terms?" Andrew Cooper, Univ. of Texas, Austin
3. "Dead Poet's Society," Karen Swann, Williams Coll.
Owning, Imagination, Imagining Ownership: Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Intellectual Property
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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
Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Cynthia Chase, Cornell Univ.
1. "Mourning, Masochism, and Mothers: Felicia Hemans on the Origins of Poetry," Carol Barash, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
2. "'As I Am a Man': The Structures and Stakes of Masculinity in 'The Thorn,'" Philip Barrish, Cornell Univ.
Romanticism and Anti-Semitism: Texts, Contexts, Criticism
Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Donald H. Reiman, New York Public Library
1. "Philosophical Scholarship and Shelley Criticism," Terence A. Hoagwood, Texas A&M Univ.
2. ""Voluntary Conduct' and Coercion: The Ethics of Shelley's Poetry," Steven E. Jones, Loyola Univ., Chicago
3. "Truth and Beauty: Shelley and the Dimension of the Aesthetic," Donald H. Reiman