American Conference on Romanticism
2nd Annual Meeting
Marquette University September 21-24, 1995
Conference Organizer: Diane Long Hoeveler
Thursday, September 21, 1995
3:00 - 5:00: Registration
3:30 - 5:00:
University of California-Riverside
President of ACR
"Future Directions in Romantic
Stephen Behrendt, University of
Julie Ellison, University of Michigan
Gene Ruoff, University of Illinois-Chicago
Diane Long Hoeveler, Marquette
6:30 - 7:30: Cudahy 001:
Welcome: Dean Thomas Hachey,
College of Arts and Sciences,
Julie Ellison, University of
"From Comparison to Culture"
Reception following address in the Haggerty
Friday, September 22, 1995
8:30 - 10:00: SESSIONS 1 - 5
Session 1: Ballroom A: Blake I
Julie Rak, McMaster University
"The Eye of Resistance: Power/Genealogy in The Marriage
of Heaven and Hell"
Maia Boswell, University of North Carolina-Chapel
"The War between the S/Words: Gender and Exteriority in
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell"
Laura Lovasz, Indiana University
"Illustrating the Bible in the Age of Revolution"
William Van Pelt, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Blake, Nietzsche, and the Rhetoric of Nihilism"
Moderator: James Stanger, University of
Session 2: Ballroom B: Schlegel
Hans Hendrik Wielgosz and Anne-Kathrin Wielgosz, Walsh
"Ruins of Romanticism"
Anna Barker, University of Iowa
"Romantic Fragmentation: The Genre of the Absolute"
Matthew Hartman, Johns Hopkins University
"The Political Imperative: F. Schlegel on Kant"
Jan Mieszkowski, Johns Hopkins University
"But what if art isn't supposed to be interesting?: On 'das
Interesse' and 'das Interessante' in Schlegel and
Moderator: Henry H. H. Remak, Indiana
Session 3: Ballroom C: Women Writers I
Frances R. Botkin, University of Illinois-Chicago
"A Community of Women in Maria Edgeworth's Helen, A
Jamie Stanesa, Iowa State University
"Augusta Evans' Beulah and the Limits of Romantic
Sharon M. Setzer, North Carolina State University
"Mary Robinson's Walsingham and the Contingencies of
Cheryl Reitan, University of Minnesota-Duluth
"'Would a brighter morrow ever come?': Utopia and Fern's
Moderator: Dan Albergotti, University of
Session 4: Ballroom D: Romantic Rhetorics I
Kate Ronald, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and
Hephzibah Roskelly, University of North
"Reclaiming Romantic Rhetoric"
Frank Hubbard, Marquette University
"The Romantic Origins of Rhetorical Theories"
Emily Wicktor, St. Cloud State University
"Dark Romanticism: Poe's Reactionary Rhetoric in the
Nineteenth-Century American Romantic and Transcendental
Moderator: Laurence Porter, Michigan State
Session 5: Ballroom E: Revising Romanticism: The Long
Mark Ledden, Emory University
"Thoughts Towards a Long Romanticism, 1750-1850"
Charles Mahoney, University of Connecticut
Lissa Holloway-Attaway, Georgia Tech
"From Revolution to Romanticism, Independence to Identity:
William Bartram's Constitutional Journey"
Moderator: Mary Favret, Indiana University,
10:15 - 11:45: SESSIONS 6 - 10
Session 6: Ballroom A: Percy Shelley
Robert M. Corbett, University of Washington
"Echoes of Sacrifice: Violence and The Cenci"
Leslie J. Robinson, Indiana University
"Beatrice Cenci Off and On Stage"
Daniel Mozes, CUNY-Graduate Center
"Shelley's Dramatic Skepticism: The Cenci versus
Marc Redfield, Claremont Graduate School
"Shelley and the Poetics of Radical Loss"
Moderator: David Baulch, University of
Session 7: Ballroom B: Comparative Romanticisms
Rita M. Brown, Saint Louis University
"'More Poison in Your Nature Than in Mine': Keats's
Lamia and Hawthorne's 'Rappaccini's Daughter'"
Debbie Lopez, University of Texas-San Antonio
"'Ungraspable Phantoms': Keats's Lamia and Melville's
Karen Karbiener, Columbia University
"The Unexpress'd: Walt Whitman's Late Thoughts on Richard
Kara Scambray, San Francisco State University
"Catching the Hedgehog: German Romanticism in Poe's
Moderator: Chad L. Edgar, New York University
Session 8: Ballroom C: Jane Austen
Nicole Reynolds, University of Georgia
"'Her Passion for Ancient Edifices': Northanger
Abbey and the Architecture of the Gaze"
Caroline Eisner, George Washington University
"Austen's Refracted Voice: The Discourse of Romantic Women
in Lady Susan"
Colin Jager, University of Michigan
"Wishing for Nothing in Jane Austen's Emma"
Lisa Plummer Crafton, West Georgia College
"'I begin to think it perfectly reasonable':
Wollstonecraft, Austen, and Romanticism"
Moderator: Karen Hadley, University of
Session 9: Ballroom D: Goethe
Bertina Loeffler, University of California-San
"Dreaming (of) Italy: Constructed Desire and Goethe's
Eberhard Lehnardt, Utah Valley State College
"Goethe's Faust and Romanticism: Passion and Reason
versus Divine Love"
Edwin Block, Marquette University
"Goethe and Romantic Figuration in Some Late Romantic
Moderator: Margaret Higonnet, Bunting Institute-Harvard
Session 10: Ballroom E: Nationalism I
Matthew Conner, University of
"The Self and the Group: Romantic Representations of the
Union Army in Civil War Literature"
Robert C. Hale, Louisiana State University
"Revolution and the Low-Down Folks: A Comparison of
Lyrical Ballads and Fine Clothes to the
Steven Zani, SUNY-Binghamton
"'Braining him on the spot': The Establishment of Ethical
and Metaphysical Oppression in Cooper's The
Clark Davis, Northeast Louisiana University
"Mutual Trust and the Friendly Loan: Melville and English
Moderator: Ala M. Alryyes, Harvard University
12:00 - 1:00: AMU 252: Executive Board members Luncheon
1:00 - 2:30: SESSIONS 11 - 15
Session 11: Ballroom A: Wordsworth and
Philip Leider, University of California-Irvine
"Resisting 'the Usury of Time': Rousseau and Wordsworth on
David D. Joplin, University of Denver
"Coleridge's Philosophy of Creative Perception in
Wordsworth's 'Tintern Abbey' and The Two-Part
Karen Hadley, University of Louisville
"'Who knows the individual hour?': Wordsworthian
Consciousness and the Modern Moment"
Ross Hamilton, Johns Hopkins University
"Great Danes and 'Numerous Accidents in Flood or Field':
Writing Accidents in Rousseau and Wordsworth"
Moderator: Robert C. Hale, Louisiana State
Session 12: Ballroom B: New Historicist
Sheila Minn Hwang, University of California-Santa
"Nomenclature and Historical Determination in Scott's
Waverley; Or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since"
Toby R. Benis, Columbia University
"Literary Ladies, Gambling Gentlemen and the Circulation of
Brian Freeman, Harvard University
"Piracy and Ideology: Byron and Scott's Literary Dialogue
in The Corsair and The Pirate"
Arnold Schmidt, California State
"Politics, Identity, and Literary Piracy in Lord Byron's
Moderator: James Soderholm, University of
Session 13: Ballroom C: Keats and Figuration
Zachary Sng, Brown University
"Sense, Reference and the Romantic Metaphor"
Jacklyn R. Pierce, Saint Louis University
"The Poet's Song: The Role of the Poet and the Construction
of Self in Keats and Yeats"
Cramer R. Cauthen, University of Louisville
"'Intrigue with the Specious Chaos': Lamia,
Irigaray, and the Female Subject"
William Crisman, Penn State University-Altoona
"'Fathoming Space in Every Way' from Keats's Eve of St.
Agnes to the Hyperion Poems"
Moderator: Greg Kucich, University of Notre
Session 14: Ballroom D: Comparative Romanticisms
Sarah Davies Cordova, Marquette University
"A Dancer's Obituary: Gautier's Response to Victor Hugo's
Robert Prescott, Bradley University
"Niccolo Paganini: Byronic Hero and Romantic Icon"
Byron K. Brown, Valdosta State University
"'To Make Men National and Religious Once More': Lockhart's
Elizabeth Duquette, NYU
"Cant--that being a Scotch Name, and Still to be Found in
Moderator: Karen Karbiener, Columbia
Session 15: Ballroom E: Felicia Hemans
Michael T. Williamson, Rutgers University
"'But When Did Fame Take Heed / Of Griefs Obscure as
These': Gender and Intertextuality in Hemans's Elegiac
Donelle R. Ruwe, University of Notre Dame
"Felicia Hemans and Torquato Tasso's Sister"
Chad L. Edgar, New York University
"Staging an Incursion: Felicia Hemans's Theatrical Debut in
Vespers of Palermo"
Dan Albergotti, University of Alabama
"Byron, Hemans, and the Gender Politics of Critical
Moderator: Nanora Sweet, University of Missouri-St.
2:45 - 4:15: SESSIONS 16 - 20
Session 16: Ballroom A: Romantic Narrative
Melissa Schaub, UW-Madison
"Romantic Politics and Narrative: Wordsworth's 'Simon
David S. Hogsette, Ohio State University
"Coleridge's Poetic Taboo: Narratives of Dis-Ease and
Rhetorics of Containment in the Nineteenth- Century Reviews
Robert Jones, University of California-Riverside
"'Long Resounding Strong Heroic Verse': The Four
Zoas as Epic"
Joseph W. Sora, St. John's University
"Cross-Continental Philosophic and Applied Understandings
of Romantic Didacticism"
Moderator: Maia Boswell, University of North
Session 17: Editing New Romantic Anthologies
Anne K. Mellor, UCLA
"Recontextualizing Romanticism in History: British
Literature 1780-1830, eds., Richard Matlak and Anne
Gene Ruoff, University of Illinois-Chicago
"On Editing Critical Essays for the Kroeber-Ruoff
Margaret Higonnet, Bunting Institute-Harvard
"'The Worthiest Poets Have Remained Uncrowned': An
Anthology of Nineteenth-Century British Women Poets"
Moderator: Stephen Behrendt, University of
Session 18: Ballroom C: Dorothy Wordsworth
Ellen Argyros, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley
"Imagery of Ambivalence: Cottages and Prisons in Six Poems
by Dorothy Wordsworth"
Jeffrey Loo, Camden County College
"Dorothy Wordsworth's 'To my Niece Dora' (DCMS 122), an
Unpublished Variant, as a Response to William
Anna Leahy, Ohio University
"'Yet Still A Lurking Wish Prevails': Dorothy Wordsworth,
Romanticism, and Feminist Consciousness"
John G. Pipkin, Rice University
"The Material Sublime: Transcendence, Suppression, and
Gender in British Romantic Poetry"
Moderator: Sarah Zimmerman, University of
Session 19: Ballroom D: Romantic Ideologies I
Joseph Bizup, Indiana University
"Romanticism and the Ideology of the Factory System"
Franca R. Barricelli, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
"Romanticism and Political Change in Venice: The Early
Theatre of Ugo Foscolo
Ala M. Alryyes, Harvard University
"The Romantic Poles and the Social Contract: The Nation and
the Child in Locke and Rousseau"
Mark B. N. Hansen, Southwest Texas State University
"Kleist's Die Marquise von O-- and the
Becoming-Woman/Becoming-Technological of the Kantian
Moderator: Mike Wiley, New York University
Session 20: Ballroom E: Keats and Gender
Mary E. Finn, University of Alabama
"A Basil Plant for Isabella: Rot vs. Romance"
Heather Jakob, West Virginia University
"Poetic Inspiration or Seized Power? The Sapphist and
Keats's Portrayal of the Female"
Gaura Shankar Narayan, Columbia University
"Gender and Poetic Inheritance in Keats's Odes"
Jonna Froelich, Marquette University
"The Knight's Demise: The Feminine/Masculine Dichotomy in
'La Belle Dame Sans Merci'"
Moderator: Michael D. Moore, Wilfrid Laurier
4:30 - 5:00: Ballrooms C & D:
Performance by Susan M. Levin,
Professor of Humanities,
Stevens Institute of Technology:
"Songs by Romantic Women
6:30 - 7:30: Ballroom E:
FRIDAY KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Stephen C. Behrendt,
George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English,
University of Nebraska,
"Trading in the Old Model:
Shopping for a New Romanticism"
Saturday, September 23, 1995
8:30 - 10:00: SESSIONS 21 - 25
Session 21: Ballroom A: The Brontes and Romantic
Jacqueline Dello Russo, University of
"Tipp(l)ing the Balance of the Romantic Hero: Writing
Romantic Excess in The Tenant of Wildfell
Stephen Bernstein, University of Michigan-Flint
"Bronte, Dante, and the Romantic Scene of Reading in
Katharine Capshaw Smith, University of Connecticut
"Charlotte Bronte's Shirley and Romantic
Lise Busk-Jensen, University of Copenhagen
"The Bildungsroman as Genre in Women's Literary
History in the Romantic Period"
Moderator: Larry Peer, Brigham Young
Session 22: Ballroom B: Comparative Romanticisms
Heather Sullivan, Trinity University
"The Postponed Narratives of Desire in Ludwig Tieck's Novel
Franz Sternbalds Wanderungen"
Laurence M. Porter, Michigan State University
"Sta viator: The Grave in Romantic Poetry"
Michael J. Call, Brigham Young University
"Atala's Body: Girodet and the Representation of
G. Timothy Gordon, Southwest Texas State University
"'Delight in My Last Fall'--Transience in/Transcendence
over 'The Dark Earth': Rilke's Duino Elegies,
Roethke's North American Sequence"
Moderator: Randall L. Beebe, Eastern Illinois
Session 23: Ballroom C: Byron
Jason P. Harris, University of Louisville
"Dionysian Humanism in Byron's Manfred"
Christy A. Porter, Indiana State University
"Individualism in Don Juan: Byron's Hybrid Style and
the Formation of the Modern Sense of the Individual"
James Soderholm, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Byron, Wordsworth, and 'Pride of Place'"
Jonathan Gross, DePaul University
"Lady Melbourne, Lord Byron and the Story of Joseph"
Moderator: Arnold Schmidt, California State
Session 24: Ballroom D: Romantic Influences
Alison Hickey, Wellesley College
"Double Bonds: The Lambs, Coleridge, and Collaborative
Jill A. Schreiber, West Virginia University
"The Ravage of Nature, the Silence of the Lamb: Gender
Politics in Romanticism"
William Richey, University of South Carolina
"Wordsworth and the Poetry of the Recent Past"
Marty Slaughter, Vanderbilt University
"'War is hell': Byron's Don Juan VII-VIII as
Moderator: Fred V. Randel, University of California-San
Session 25: Ballroom E: Orientalism I
Nanora Sweet, UM-St. Louis
"The Orientalist Frontier and its Romantic
Brian Goldberg, Indiana University
"'Where Black Gates were Shut Against Sunrise Evermore':
India and the Architecture of Images in Lamia and
The Fall of Hyperion"
Emily Haddad, Harvard University
"Oriental Nature: The Aesthetics of the Unnatural in
English and French Romanticism"
Barbara Lekatsas, Hofstra University
"Greece in Romanticism; Romanticism in Greece"
Moderator: Mary E. Finn, University of Alabama
10:15 - 11:45: SESSIONS 26 - 30
Session 26: Ballroom A: Keats and Bicentennial
Ken Bugajski, Marquette University
"A Reputation Writ in Water: Keats and the Variance of
Greg Kucich, University of Notre Dame
"Keats in Transition: The Bicentennial and its
Steven L. Jones, Loyola University
"Keats as (self-)Satirizing Della Cruscan"
Brennan O'Donnell, Loyola College
"The Sage of Mickle Lore, Yclept Typographus: Keats,
British Romantic Poetry and the Culture of Print"
Moderator: Christofer C. Foss, University of
Session 27: Ballroom B: Blake II
Ryan Lankford, Georgia Institute of Technology
"The Rhizomic Romantic: Defiance in Blake's Variable
David M. Baulch, University of Washington
"'The Sublime of the Bible': Blake's Milton as
Aesthetic Revisioning of Milton's Christian Epic"
James Stanger, University of California-Riverside
"Between a Discourse and a Hermeneutic of the Body: Blake
and Joanna Southcott's Supplement of Reading"
Sally Corran, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
"In Their Dreams: The Visions of Blake and Byron"
Moderator: William Van Pelt, University of
Session 28: Ballroom C: Romantic Psychologies
Judith Harris, George Washington University
"'The Brain is Wider than the Sky': Emily Dickinson's
Christina M. Pages, University of South Carolina
"Emerson and Thoreau: Matter and Mind of
Ellen O'Brien, University of Connecticut
"Spatializing the Mind: Brain Imagery and the Theatre of
Consciousness in Keats's Fall of Hyperion"
Moderator: Nicole Reynolds, University of
Session 29: Comparative Romanticisms IV
Andrew R. Ziarnik, University of Illinois-U-C
"Close Encounters of the 'Other' Kind: E.T.A. Hoffmann's
Innovative Use of the Wandering Motif in Die Elixiere
Anke Finger, Brandeis University
"Romantic Nationalists or Nationalist Romantics?: Cultural
Ideologies in the Music Criticism of E.T.A. Hoffmann and W.
Paola Mayer, University of British Columbia
"The Self-Disrupting Subject: The Destabilizing Function of
the Literary Uncanny"
Amanda Holmes, University of Oregon
"The Influence of German Romanticism on Fernan Caballero's
La gaviota, the First Spanish Novel of Customs
Moderator: Kurt Fosso, Lewis and Clark College
Session 30: Ballroom E: Romantic Economies
Mervyn Nicholson, University College-Kamloops, British
Columbia, "Malthus, Freud, and Apocalyptic Language"
Andrew Franta, Johns Hopkins University
"The Enlightened Reader: Historicizing Genre in Caleb
Neville F. Newman, McMaster University
"'The Whole Child': De Quincey, Bell and School
Moderator: Sheila Minn Hwang, University of
1:00 - 2:30: SESSIONS 31 - 35
Session 31: Ballroom A: Ethics and
Betsy Bolton, Swarthmore College
"Defeating the Enemy, Passion: Joanna Baillie's Moral
Kevis Bea Goodman, Yale University
"The Task of Telling: Conversation and Communal
R. Clifton Spargo, Marquette University
"Begging Questions of Responsibility in Wordsworth's
William Jewett, Yale University
"Be Thou Me"
Moderator: Michael T. Williamson, Rutgers
Session 32: Ballroom B: Comparative Romanticisms
Bianca Theisen, Johns Hopkins University
"Incessant Inversions: The Temporalization of History in
Warren Johnson, University of Alabama
"Carmen and Exotic Nationalism"
William Major, Indiana University
"Romancing Pathology: Anatole Broyard's Intoxicated by
Anne D. Steiner, Central State University
"Sula and the Blakean Law of Contraries"
Moderator: Brennan O'Donnell, Loyola College
Session 33: Ballroom C: Romanticism and the
Matthew C. Brennan, Indiana State University
"Wordsworth and Portraiture: 'Visible Quest of
Elizabeth Ann Neighbors, University of Georgia
"Painting Words: The Representations of Fact and Thought in
the Work of William Wordsworth and John Constable"
Troy Holaday, Ball State University
"Romantic Expression Defined in the Critical Communication
of Coleridge and Allston, American Romantic Painter"
Melissa Valiska Gregory, Indiana University
"The Riveted Eye: Visual Representations of Slave Bodies in
John Stedman's Surinam"
Moderator: Jeffrey Loo, Camden County College
Session 34: Ballroom D: Romantic Ideologies
Rebecca DeNeve, Florida State University
"Four Romantic Scientists: White, Darwin, Davy, and
Eric Gidal, University of Michigan
"West, Haydon, and the Ideologies of Ekphrasis"
Claudia Trew, Florida State University
"Fordyce, Wollstonecraft, and Austen: Female Education, a
Locus of Male Desire"
Gwynne Durham, Yale University
"Redeeming the Common Day: Wordsworth, Spenser, and the
Labor of Return"
Moderator: Sharon M. Setzer, North Carolina State
Session 35: Ballroom E: Nationalism II
Jonathan Steinwand, Concordia College
"The Aesthetic Imperative: Translating the French
Revolution into German and English (Romanticisms)"
Ann T. Gardiner, New York University
"Coppet and the Invention of Nationality"
Kathleen E. Ricker, Loyola University, "Matthew Arnold and
the Celtic Sublime"
Nancy Weston, St. Cloud State University
"The Artistic Affirmation of Growing National Pride: Daniel
Maclise Depicts Ireland and the Irish"
Moderator: Lisa Plummer Crafton, West Georgia
2:45 - 4:15: SESSIONS 36 - 40
Session 36: Ballroom A: The Gothic
Julie Shaffer, Illinois State University
"The Limits of Female Power: Imagining Queens and Female
Diane Long Hoeveler, Marquette University
"Professionalizing Gender: The Female Gothic, Beating
Fantasies, and the Civilizing Process"
Kathleen O'Brien, University of Oregon
"From Terror to Horror, From Surveillance to Subversion:
Domestic Ideology in the Female Gothic"
Moderator: Donelle R. Ruwe, University of Notre
Session 37: Ballroom B: Relational Knowledge of Self
Linda Hanson, Ball State University
"Wordsworth's Intuited and Intuitive Audience"
Brad Sullivan, Ball State University
"Wordsworthian Model of Knowing, Speaking and Acting"
Rebecca Wheeler, Ball State University
"Seeing through the Journey to the Self in the Travel
Writing of Mary Wollstonecraft and Dorothy Wordsworth"
Moderator: David Endicott, Ball State University,
Session 38: Ballroom C: Wordsworth and
Lloyd Davies, Western Kentucky University
"Native Language or Foreign Rhetoric: Friederika Brun and
Coleridge in the Vale of Chamouni"
Brent Stevens, University of South Carolina
"Coleridge's Flawed Compass: The Marginal Gloss to The
Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
Fred V. Randel, University of California-San Diego
"The 1798 Origins of Wordsworth's Poetics of the
Kurt Fosso, Lewis and Clark College
"Genre and Politics in Wordsworth's Salisbury
Moderator: Ramona M. Silver, California Institute of
Session 39: Ballroom D: Comparative Romanticisms
Grace Anne Morsberger, University of
"Beauty and the Beast: The Androgynous Demon in Lermontov
David L. Gehrenbeck, Brown University
"Romantic Revolution: The 1825 Decembrist Revolt in
Richard Kaplan, UCLA
"Romantic and Realist Rubble: The Foundation for a New
National Literature in Melville's Pierre and
Dostoevsky's Poor Folk"
Larry Peer, Brigham Young University
"Pushkin's Use of the Term 'Romantizm'"
Moderator: Paola Mayer, University of British
Session 40: Ballroom E: Orientalism II
Naji B. Oueijan, Notre Dame University-Lebanon
"Orientalism: The Romantics' Added Dimension"
Katherine Holderbaum, University of Southern
"George Sand's Indiana as Romantic
Peter Christensen, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"William Beckford's Newly Published Oriental Tales:
Fulfilled Love under the Eye of Providence"
Paul Kei Matsuda, Purdue University
"The Wanderer Theme in Matsuo Basho: An Eastern Perspective
on the Romantic Wanderer and Wandering"
Moderator: Sarah Davies Cordova, Marquette
4:30 - 5:00: Ballrooms C & D:
Performance by Dr. Joan Metelli,
Ball State University:
"Romantic Vocal Music from France, Germany,
England, Spain, and Italy"
6:00 - 7:00: Ballrooms C & D:
SATURDAY KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Anne K. Mellor, UCLA
"Mary 'Perdita' Robinson, or Who Gets
the Story of 'Romantic' Female Sexuality?".
7:00: Ballrooms A, B, & E:
Sunday, September 24, 1995
8:30 - 10:00: SESSIONS 41 - 45
Session 41: Ballroom A: Romantic Rhetorics II
Kristi Yager, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"The Anxiety of Influence: How Expressivism Uses and Abuses
the Rhetoric of Nineteenth- Century Romanticism"
Elizabeth Dorn, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Expressing Heritage: Academic Writing According to Charles
Lamb's Romantic Metaphor of Meaning"
Laura Micciche, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
"Dorothy Wordsworth, Feminist Expressivists, and Conditions
Moderator: Katharine Capshaw Smith, University of
Session 42: Ballroom B: The Heritage of
David Foster, Drake University
"Oscar Wilde, Insincerity, and the Construction of
Michael D. Moore, Wilfrid Laurier University
"Romantic Nature: Hopkins, Barthes, and Genre
Nikita Nankov, Indiana University
"The Holistic Dream: Umberto Eco on the Author of the
Michael A. Schwartz, Brandeis University
"From Shelley to Joyce: The Devolution of Modern
Moderator: William Brewer, Appalachian State
Session 43: Ballroom C: Comparative Romanticisms
James Donelan, Yale University
"Hoelderlin and Shelley: The Consequences of Poetic
Christofer C. Foss, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Shelley, Jameson, and the Dialectic of Utopia and
Jennie Wang, University of Northern Iowa
"Romantic Love as Interrogative Power in Faulkner's Go
William Musgrave, University of California-Berkeley
"Burke's 'Custom,' Bourdie's 'Habitus,' and the French
'Monster of a Constitution'"
Moderator: George Justice, Marquette
Session 44: Ballroom D: Romantic Sexualities
Julie Costello, University of Notre Dame
"Mad, Bad and Murderous Mothers: Romantic Infanticides and
the Threat of Alterity"
Ashley Cross, Benedictine College
"'Of Female Softness': Bared Breasts, Nursing Fathers, and
Margaret Breen, Hartwick College
"Lesbian Whiteness in Coleridge's Christabel"
Moderator: Toby R. Benis, Columbia University
Session 45: Ballroom E: Romanticism and
Jill Ehnenn Angelino, George Washington University
"Writing Against, Writing Through: Subjectivity, Vocation
and Authorship in the Work of Dorothy Wordsworth"
Sarah Zimmerman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Dorothy Wordsworth and the Ethics of Romantic
Randi Patterson, University of Waterloo
"(Re)Producing Poetry's Generic Body: Williams, Wordsworth,
Coleridge, and Barbauld"
Moderator: Cramer R. Cauthen, University of
10:15 - 11:45: SESSIONS 46 - 50
Session 46: Ballroom A: Romanticism and Historical
Randall L. Beebe, Eastern Illinois University
"The Aftermath of War: The Politics of Hope and Nationalism
in Shelley's Laon and Cythna"
Mike Wiley, New York University
"Wordsworth's Unmapping of England"
Yi Zheng, University of Pittsburgh
"Romanticism of the Familiar and Female Vagrancy"
Josh Gidding, College of the Holy Cross
"Wordsworth's Difficulty and the New Historicism: A
Dissenting View on the Imagination of History"
Moderator: Julie Costello, University of Notre
Session 47: Ballroom B: Women Writers II
William D. Brewer, Appalachian State University,
"Charlotte Smith and Capitalism"
Kari Lokke, University of California-Davis
"Charlotte Smith and the Politics of Transcendence"
Kristen A. Hoffman, Marquette University
"Joanna Baillie and the Female Complaint"
Daniel Riess, University of Virginia
"Prophet of Loss: Letitia Landon and the Collapse of
Moderator: Devoney Looser, Indiana State
Session 48: Ballroom C: Frankenstein
Marjean D. Purinton, Texas Tech University
"The Stage, the Family, and Science: The Comparative
Romantic Mythmaking of Frankenstein"
Heather Hewett, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Frankenstein, Travel Literature, and the Gaze: The
Anthropology of Mary Shelley"
A.J. Caschetta, New York
"Visual and Literary Gothic; or, What Hollywood Did to
Ramona M. Silver, California Institute of Integral Studies,
"Frankenstein and the Romantic Consciousness: A
Philosophical and Literary Evolution"
Moderator: Robert Jones, University of
Session 49: Ballroom D: Comparative Romanticisms
Jeannine Johnson, Yale University
"Defense of Poetry in Prose and Verse: Shelley and
Margaret Reid, Marquette University
"Remembering the Revolution: Competing Rhetorics in Early
Seth Sondag, Marquette University
"The Mythology of the Victim: Shelley's Prometheus
Unbound and the Archetypal Suffering Poet"
Moderator: Debbie Lopez, University of Texas-San
Session 50: Ballroom E: Reading De Quincey
Victoria Chevalier, Cornell University
"Opium-eater and Cigar Makers: Prosaic Subjects and Sublime
Community in De Quincey and James Weldon Johnson"
Emily Jenkins, Columbia University
"Execution: Murder and Writing in Thomas De Quincey"
Daniel O'Quinn, University of Guelph
"Hearing the Herd in Herder"
Adam Schnitzer, Cornell University
"'The Sublimest Ascent': Death and the Breast in Wordsworth
and De Quincey
Moderator: Charles Mahoney, University of
The American Conference on Romanticism acknowledges
the financial support of:
Marquette University Graduate School
Marquette University Office of Academic Affairs
Marquette University College of Arts and Sciences
Marquette University Department of English
Marquette University Women's Studies Program
John Pick Memorial Fund