Archive of Wordsworth-Coleridge Association Sessions at Modern Language Association Annual Conventions (1990- )

Romantic Studies at the MLA, 1990-19981998
Wordsworth-Coleridge Association Sessions


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

1990

New Approaches to Romantic Critical Biography

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

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association

1. "The Lay of the Land: Property, Empiricism, and Wordsworth's Fiction of the Poetic Subject," Adrienne Y. Donald, Princeton Univ.
2. "Wordsworth as Professional: The Political Economy of Literary Knowledge," Clifford Siskin, State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook
3. "Wordsworth on Originality and the Economy of Patronym," Richard Swartz, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge


1991

Romanticism and the Culture of the City I

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: Alan Bewell, Univ. of Toronto, Univ. Coll.

1. "Romanticism and the Urban Education," Frances Ferguson, Johns Hopkins Univ.
2. "'Darkness Visible': The Infernal Urban Sublime in Romantic Poetry and Painting," William Sharpe, Barnard Coll.
3. "'Leaving Ten Thousand Others': Romantic Women Writers and the City," Judith Pascoe, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Romanticism and the Culture of the City II

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: Alan Bewell, Univ. of Toronto, Univ. Coll.

1. "The Diligence of Desire: Critics on and around Westminster Bridge," Paul Fry, Yale Univ.
2. "The Power of Sound: Extreme Utterance in the Late Wordsworth," Jeffrey Robinson, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
3. "John Clair's London Journal: A Peasant Poet Encounters the Metropolis," James C. McKusick, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore


1992

Beyond Romanticism: Post-Romantic Historiography, Non-Romantic Histories, and the Limits of Romanticism I

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: John Klancher, Boston Univ.

1. "Remorse for Jacobin Youth," Julie Carlson, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
2. "Marriage in a Brave New World: Gender, Profession, and the Sense of History in Austen's Persuasion," Charles J. Rzepka, Boston Univ.
3. "Footnoting the Romantic Imagination: Idealization in Friction with Historical Authentication," Nicola J. Watson, Northwestern Univ.
4. "Romanticism and Feminist Historiography," Greg Kucich, Univ. of Notre Dame

Beyond Romanticism: Post-Romantic Historiography, Non-Romantic Histories, and the Limits of Romanticism II

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: Marlon B. Ross, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1. "The Press on Trial: Language, Form, and Imagination in Early-Nineteenth-Century Radical Culture," Kevin Gilmartin, California Institute of Tech.
2. "Regulating Standards: Edinburgh Review and the Circulation of Judgment," Mark Schoenfield, Vanderbilt Univ.
3. "The Romantic Peasant Poets and Their Patrons," Annette Wheeler Cafarelli, Columbia Univ.
4. "The Slippery Slope of Parnassus: Romantic Poets We Do Not Read," Peter Murphy, Williams Coll.


1993

Romanticism and Its Publics I

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: Kurt Henizelman, Univ. of Texas, Austin

1. "Blake's Private Public," W.J.T. Mitchell, Univ. of Chicago
2. "History and Consumption: Romanticism and the Mysteries of Taste," Robert Maniquis, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
3. "Scott: The Poet as Producer," John Sutherland, University Coll., London
4. "A Regency Prophecy and the End of Anna Barbauld's Career," William Keach, Brown Univ.

Romanticism and Its Publics II

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: Jon Klancher, Boston Univ.

1. "Coming Home: The Public Spaces of Romantic War," Mary Favret, Indiana Univ.
2. "The 'Poetry of Sensation' and the Counter-Public Sphere," James K. Chandler, Univ. of Chicago.
3. "Joanna Baillie, Theater, and the Counter-Public Sphere," Anne Mellor, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
4. "Popular Radicalism and the Public Sphere," Kevin Gilmartin, California Inst. of Tech.

Respondent: Orrin N. Wang, Univ. of Maryland, College Park


1994

Romanticism: The Sense of an Ending I

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: Sue L. Kimball, Methodist Coll.

1. "Wordsworth, Parker, and Execution Tropes: The End of Ideology," Arnold Schmidt, Vanderbilt Univ.
2. "Monumental Endings to War: Wordsworth's Essay on Epitaphs and The Excursion," Lee Erikson, Marshall Univ.
3. "Ending Keats, Beginning 'Keats': Nineteenth-Century and Twentieth-Century Poetic Tributes," Jeffrey Robinson, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
4. "Finishing Off Romantic Chivalry: Marmion and End of Empire," Clare A. Simmons, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

Romanticism: The Sense of an Ending II

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: Kurt Henizelman, Univ. of Texas, Austin.

1. "Romantics on the Line: A Conference Call," Timothy Morton, New York Univ.
2. "The Two Voices of Millenarian Spectacle," Victoria Myers, Pepperdine Univ.
3. "The Touching Case of 'Nutting,'" J. Douglas Kneale, Univ. of Western Ontario
4. "Gags, Stamps, and the Silence of 1820: Political Censorship and End of Romantic Discourse," Michael Macovski, Fordham Univ., Bronx


1995

The Profession of Romanticism

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: Jonathan Wordsworth, Saint Catherine's Coll., Oxford

Speakers: M. H. Abrams, Cornell Univ.; Geoffrey Hartman, Yale Univ.; Robert Langbaum, Univ. of Virginia; Herbert S. Lindenberger, Stanford Univ.

Romanticism: Hauntings

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: Karen Swann, Williams Coll.

1. "Self-Possession and Alien-nation: Baillie's 'Fearful Interview,'" Julie Carlson, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
2. "The Passion of Being Haunted," Laura Quinney, Princeton Univ.
3. "Gothic Subjectivity and the Romantic Poet: Keats's Hyperion Fragments," Ellen Brinks, Princeton Univ.
4. "'Telling a Plain Tale': Wordsworth's Haunted Legacy," Laura J. George, Eastern Michigan Univ.

The Collected Coleridge

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: James McKusick, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County

1. "Editing Coleridge's Poetry," William Keach, Brown Univ.
2. "Table Talk," Carl Woodring, Columbia Univ.
3. "Poetical Works," J. C. C. Mays, University Coll., Dublin
4. "Opus Maximum," Thomas McFarland, Princeton Univ.


1996

Making Lives: The Construction of Romantic Biography

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: James McKusick, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore

1. "Resisting the Romantic Wordsworth," Stephen Gill, Oxford Univ.
2. "Young Wordsworth: Creating the Poet, Hiding the Man," Kenneth R. Johnston, Indiana Univ., Bloomington
3. "Wordsworthian Lives: The Commonplace of Extraordinary Emotion," Elizabeth Fay, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston
4. "Resisting Identity, Contesting Biography: Episodes in the Life of Silas Tomkyn Comberbache," David Collings, Bowdoin Coll.

The Cornell Wordsworth

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: James Butler, La Salle Univ.

1. "Versioning Wordsworth: A Study in Textual Ethics," Stephen Parrish, Cornell Univ.
2. "The Cornell Wordsworth: Locating Unrecorded Manuscripts," Paul Betz, Georgetown Univ.
3. "Why Read Wordsworth's Juvenilia?" Jared Curtis, Simon Fraser Univ.; Carol Landon, Ambleside, UK


1997

De Quincey: Contexts and Readings

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: Frederick L. Burwick, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

1. "The 'Dark Problem' of Greek Tragedy: Publicity, Liminality, and Violence in De Quincey," Charles Julian Rzepka, Boston Univ.
2. "Red De Quincey," Robert J. H. Morrison, Acadia Univ.
3. "The Footsteps of Aladdin: De Quincey's Arabian Nights," Judith Abrams Plotz, George Washington Univ.

Editing De Quincey

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: Grevel Lindop, Univ. of Manchester

1. "'Gabriel and His Multipotent Adversary': Problems and Politics for the Editing of De Quincey," Grevel Lindop
2. "Palimpsest of a De Quincey Article," Frederick L. Burwick, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
3. "'An Elaborate Harmony': The Labyrinth of De Quincey's Manuscripts," Barry Symonds, Univ. of Manchester
4. "De Quincey as Editor, 1827-29," David Groves, Toronto, ON


1998

Blake and Hypertextuality

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: Alan Richardson, Boston Coll.

1. "Difference, Repetition, and the Nature of an Artistic Work," Terence Allan Hoagwood, Texas A&M Univ., College Station
2. "Constructing the William Blake Archive: A Progress Report and Demonstrations," Joseph Viscomi, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
3. "Revelations in the Digital Expression," Nelson Hilton, Univ. of Georgia
4. "The Iowa Blake Videodisc Project: A Cautionary History," Mary Lynn Johnson, Univ. of Iowa

Twenty-First Century Blake

Wordsworth-Coleridge Association. Presiding: James C. McKusick, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County

1. "Resisting Critical Erasure; or, Blake beyond Post-modernity," Mark Stephen Lussier, Arizona State Univ.
2. "Digging Transformations in Blake: What the Mole Knows about the New Millennium," Ronald Broglio, Univ. of Florida; Marcel O'Gorman, Univ. of Florida; F. William Ruegg, Univ. of Florida
3. "The High-Tech Luddite of Lambeth: Blake's Eternal Hacking," Andrew M. Cooper, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Michael R. Simpson, Univ. of Texas, Austin


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