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British Association for Romantic Studies

Fourth International Conference

"Placing and Displacing Romanticism"

15-18 July 1995

University of Wales, Bangor
 

British Association for Romantic Studies

Officers and Committee

President: David Punter (University of Stirling)

Past President: Vincent Newey (University of Leicester)

Vice President: Keith Hanley (University of Lancaster)

Secretary: Angela Keane (University of Salford)

Treasurer: Philip Cox (Sheffield Hallam University)

Elected committee members:

Claire Connolly (University of Wales, Cardiff)

Tom Furniss (University of Strathclyde)

Vivien Jones (University of Leeds)

Fiona Robertson (University of Durham)

David Worrall (St Mary's University College)

Elena Yatzeck (University of Chicago)
 

Conference Organisers:

Peter J Kitson & Linda Jones

(University of Wales, Bangor)

Conference Assistants:

Penelope Bienz & Romy Lawson

(University of Wales, Bangor)

British Association for Romantic Studies

Fourth International Conference

"Placing and Displacing Romanticism"

Programme Summary

Saturday 15 July

Registration at the Ffriddoedd Site Office from 2.00 pm

Opening Reception in the Ffriddoedd Bar at 4 .00 pm

Plenary Session (Anne K Mellor) at 5.00 pm

Parallel Evening Sessions at 8.30 pm

Sunday 16 July

Parallel Sessions at 9.00 am

Parallel Panel Sessions (Thelwall, Romanticism) at 2.00 pm

Parallel Sessions at 4.15 pm

Parallel Evening Sessions at 8.30 pm

Monday 17 July

Parallel Sessions at 9.00 am

Optional afternoon trip to Conwy & Snowdonia

Banquet at 7.00 pm, followed by the Annual General Meeting of BARS

Tuesday 18 July

Plenary Panel (Keats) at 9.00 am

Plenary Session (Stuart Curran) at 11.15 am

Parallel Sessions at 2.00 pm

Conference closes at 4.15 pm

All presentations are on the Ffiddoedd Site: in the Ffriddoedd Bar building (Seminar Rooms 1 & 4 and Ffriddoedd Bar), and in Plas Gwyn (Seminar Rooms 2 & 3).

There will be a Book Exhibition in Plas Gwyn throughout the conference.


SATURDAY 15 JULY

2.00-4.00 pm Registration at the Ffriddoedd Site Office

4.00-5.00 pm Opening Reception in the Ffriddoedd Bar

5.00-6.00 pm PLENARY SESSION Ffriddoedd Bar

Chair: David Punter (Stirling)
Anne K Mellor (UCLA),"'Am I Not a Woman, and a Sister?': Slavery, Romanticism and Gender"

8.30-10.15 pm PARALLEL EVENING SESSIONS Rooms 1, 2, 3

SEMINAR ROOM 1 WORDSWORTH
Chair: Simon Bainbridge (Keele)

Tim Fulford (Nottingham Trent), "A Late Poem of Wordsworth's: The Iconography of Place and the Sexual Politics of the Regency"

John Powell Ward (Swansea), "Displacement and Narrative: Wordsworth's Poems on Women"

John Beer (Peterhouse, Cambridge), "Wordsworth's Lucy: Placeless or Placeable?"

SEMINAR ROOM 2
Chair: Tom Furniss (Strathclyde)

Michael Ackland (Monash), "A Paradoxical Reception: The Politicization of Wordsworth in the Antipodes"

Mary Anne Perkins (Kingston), "Nation and 'The Word' in Romantic Thought"

SEMINAR ROOM 3
Chair: Caroline Franklin (Swansea)

Jacqueline M Labbe (Northwestern, Illinois), "(Re)Placement or Effacement? Displacing the Poetic Parent"

Laura Mandell (Miami, Ohio), "Rewriting Romantic History: The Construction of Romantic Ideology by the Emergence of Anthologies in the 1790s"

Scott Simpkins (North Texas), "'We Do Not Care For The Price': Byron's Don Juan and Book Price as a Bibliographical Code"

SUNDAY 16 JULY

9.00-10.45 am PARALLEL SESSIONS Rooms 1, 2, 3

SEMINAR ROOM 1
Chair: Robert Miles (Sheffield Hallam)

Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam), "England's Alps: The Northern Gothic Novel"

Jeanne Moskal (North Carolina), "Switzerland Unvisited: British Domesticity in Radcliffe's Journey Through Holland and Germany (1795)

Wil Verhoeven (Groningen), "Wakeful Dreams: Somnambulism as Counter-Discourse in Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly"

SEMINAR ROOM 2
Chair: Angela Keane (Salford)

Dan Albergotti (South Carolina), "The Ranking of a 'Poetess': Ideas of Gender in Postmortem Reviews of Felicia Hemans"

Michael Baron (Birkbeck), "Dialect and Gender: A Space for Women's Writing?"

Amanda Gilroy (Groningen), "Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Women Romantic Poets and the Rhetoric of Place"

SEMINAR ROOM 3
Chair: Angela Esterhammer (Western Ontario)

David Duff (Aberdeen), "Revolutionary Romance: Transformations of Genre in Prometheus Unbound"

Joel Faflak (Western Ontario), "Adonais and the Displacement of Romanticism"

Timothy Morton (New York), "Shelley's Green Desert"

10.45-11.15 COFFEE

11.15-12.30 PARALLEL SESSIONS Rooms 1, 2, 3

SEMINAR ROOM 1
Chair: Vincent Newey (Leicester)

Thomas McFarland (Princeton), "The Masks of Keats"

Duncan Wu (Glasgow), "Keats and Byron"

SEMINAR ROOM 2
Chair: Angela Keane (Salford)

Adriana Craciun (California, Davis), "Suppressing the Subject of Violence: Mary Lamb, Femme Fatale"

Vivien Jones (Leeds), "Placing Jemima: Prostitution, Women's Writing and the Sentimental Inheritance in the Early Romantic Period"

SEMINAR ROOM 3
Chair: David Worrall (St Mary's University College)

Philip Shaw (Leicester), "Cartographies of War: Wordsworth, Southey and Napoleon"

Peter Spence (Swansea), "The French Revolutionary Wars and the Romanticization of British Society, 1789-1803"

12.30-2.00 LUNCH

2.00-3.45 PARALLEL PANEL SESSIONS Rooms 1, 2

SEMINAR ROOM 1 PLACING THELWALL
Chair: Judith Thompson (Dalhousie)

Peter J Kitson (Bangor), "Placing Thelwall's The Daughter of Adoption: The St Domingue Debate and Colonial Discourse"

Nicholas Roe (St Andrews), "Thelwall, Keats and the Politics of Medicine"

Michael Scrivener (Wayne State, Detroit), "Jacobin Romanticism: John Thelwall's 'Wye' Essay and 'Pedestrian Excursion' (1797-1801)"
 

SEMINAR ROOM 2 (DIS)PLACING ROMANTICISM
Chair: John Whale (Leeds)

Stephen C Behrendt (Nebraska-Lincoln), "New Romanticisms for Old: Displacing Our Expectations and Our Models"

Fred Botting (Lancaster), "Neuromanticisms"

Clifford Siskin (SUNY, Stony Brook), "The Institutions of Romanticism: Placing Romanticism in the Academy"

3.45-4.15 TEA

4.15-6.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS Rooms 1, 2, 3

SEMINAR ROOM 1
Chair: Vivien Jones (Leeds)

Stephen Copley (York), "The Symbolic Geography of the Eighteenth-Century Domestic Tour"

Robin Jarvis (UWE, Bristol), "Going Places: Pedestrian Travel and Radical Poetics in Coleridge and George Dyer"

Richard C Sha (American University, Washington), "Sketched on the Spot: Romantic Immediacy as the Denial of Ideology"

SEMINAR ROOM 2
Chair: Dino Felluga (Calgary)

Emily L Allen (California, Santa Barbara), "Romancing the Nation: Dis/Placing Scott's Land in Redgauntlet"

Angela Keane (Salford), "The Importance of Elsewhere: Romantic Fiction, Scotland and Subjectivity"

SEMINAR ROOM 3
Chair: Maurice Hindle (Middlesex)

Antonio Ballesteros Gonzales (Madrid), "A Romantic Vision of Millenarian Disease: Placing and Displacing Death in Mary Shelley's The Last Man"

Steven Vine (Swansea), "The Female Oedipus: Displacement in Mary Shelley's Matilda"

8.30-10.15 pm PARALLEL EVENING SESSIONS Rooms 1, 2, 3

SEMINAR ROOM 1
Chair: Philip Cox (Sheffield Hallam)

Frederick Burwick (UCLA), "Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery and the Critics"

D W Dorrbecker (Trier), "A Painter's Displaced Remonstrance: Poetry, Prose, and Artistic Theory in Martin Archer Shee's Rhymes and His Elements of Art, 1805/1809"

C Suzanne Matheson (Windsor, Ontario), "The Shakespeare Gallery and the Ruins of Empire"

SEMINAR ROOM 2
Chair: Stephen Copley (York)

Karen O'Brien (Southampton), "The Poetry of the Americas: Adaptations of the Imperial-Prospect Tradition"

Michael Charlesworth (Texas, Austin), "Subverting the Command of Place: Panorama in Melmoth, Poe and the Garden"

Fiona Robertson (Durham), "Placing America, Displacing Romance: Wordsworth, Keats, and the 'Unappropriated Earth'"

SEMINAR ROOM 3
Chair: Timothy Fulford (Nottingham Trent)

Hans Breunig (Magdeburg), "The Influence of German Idealism on Coleridge"

Mark K Fulk (Miami, Ohio), "'What an Effect the Shadows on the Water': The 1799 Lake District Walking Tour and the 'one Life' in Coleridge's Notebooks"

Seamus Perry (Oxford), "Coleridge Placed and Displaced: 'History, and particular facts, lost all interest in my mind'"

MONDAY 17 JULY

9.00-10.45 am PARALLEL SESSIONS Ffriddoed Bar, 2, 3

FFRIDDOEDD BAR
Chair: Stephen Copley (York)

Matthew Campbell (Sheffield), "'Far from the Land': Divorce and Disunion in Moore's 1821 Irish Melodies"

Deborah McWilliams Consalvo (Irvine, California), "The Minstrel of Irish Romanticism: A Commentary on Thomas Moore's Political Sensibility"

Julia M Wright (Concordia, Montreal), "'Dragged by Intolerance': Displaced Irishness in Owenson's The O'Briens and The O'Flaherty's"

SEMINAR ROOM 2
Chair: Keith Hanley (Lancaster)

Robert Brinkley (Maine) & Aled Ganobcsik-Williams (Miami), "Reading the Politics of Cultural Production in Tintern Abbey"

J Douglas Kneale (Western Ontario), "Wordsworth in the Isle of Man"

Arun S Nevader (California, Berkeley), "Spenser in Wordsworth: A View Toward [Re]locating the Eighteenth-Century Poet as Romantic Subject"

SEMINAR ROOM 3
Chair: Robin Jarvis (UWE)

Lynda Pratt (Queen's, Belfast), "Placing the 'Romantic' Epic: The Development of Southey's Joan of Arc 1793-96"

John R Williams (Greenwich), "'Unschooled sons of genius': Anna Seward, Joseph Weston, and the New Poetry of the 1780s"

Bonnie Woodbery (Tallahassee, Florida), "Placing and Displacing Romanticism: William Hazlitt's Libor Amoris and Sarah Hazlitt'sJournal of My Trip to Scotland"

10.45 - 11.15 COFFEE

11.15 - 12.30 PARALLEL SESSIONS Ffriddoedd Bar, 2, 3, 4

SEMINAR ROOM 1
Chair: Michael Franklin (Cardiff)

Kathryn Freeman (Miami), "Eastern Non-Dualism and the Sublime in Late Eighteenth-Century English Poetry"

John Whale (Leeds), "Indian Jugglers and Kalmuck Tartars: British Romantic Orientalism and the Difference of View"

SEMINAR ROOM 2
Chair: Philip Cox (Sheffield Hallam)

Angela Esterhammer (Western Ontario), "Apocalyptic Places in English and German Romanticism: Jerusalem and Patmos"
Tilottama Rajan (Western Ontario), "Displacing the System: History and Trauma in Blake's Early Prophecies"

SEMINAR ROOM 3
Chair: Fred Botting (Lancaster)

Zbigniew Bialas (Silesia, Sosnowiec), "Drafting the Ultima Thule"

Ludmilla Kostova (Veliko Turnova, Bulgaria), "Romanticism Has No Place in John Bull's Vaterland: Bulgarian Constructions of Romanticism and 'Englishness' in the Late Nineteenth Century"

SEMINAR ROOM 4
Chair: Nicholas Roe (St Andrews)

David Pirie (Manchester), "Death or Sex? Alternative Applications of Popular Culture in Reading Keats's 'The Eve of St Mark'"

Malabika Sarkar (Calcutta), "Keats, Displacement and The Fall of Hyperion"

12.30-1.00 PACKED LUNCH

1.00-5.30 Optional trip to CONWY & SNOWDONIA

7.00 SHERRY RECEPTION & BANQUET in Plas Gwyn
AGM to follow banquet

TUESDAY 18 JULY

9.00-10.45 am PLENARY PANEL

Seminar Room 2 KEATS
Chair: Nicholas Roe (St Andrews)

Andrew Bennett (Bristol), "Keats's After Fame"

Jeffrey N Cox (Texas A&M), "The Cockney School: Placing the Second Generation of Romantics"

Michael O'Neill (Durham), "Keats and 'the poetical Character'"

Morton D Paley (California, Berkeley), "Apocalypse and Millenium in The Fall of Hyperion"

10.45-11.15 COFFEE

11.15-12.30 PLENARY SESSION Seminar Room 2
Chair: Philip Martin (Cheltenham & Gloucester College)

Stuart Curran (Pennsylvania), "Italy as Geographical Expression in European Romanticism"

12.30-2.00 LUNCH

2.00-3.45 PARALLEL SESSIONS ROOMS 2, 3, 4

SEMINAR ROOM 2
Chair: Fiona Robertson (Durham)

Alan Bewell (Toronto), "P B Shelley and Medical Geography: Constructing Pathogenic Environments"

Kevin Gilmartin (CIT, Pasadena), "Apocalypse Without Imagination: Popular Radicalism and the Rhetoric of Social Change"

Jonathan Gross (DePaul, Chicago), "Cold War Liberalism and the New Romanticism"

SEMINAR ROOM 3
Chair: Duncan Wu (Glasgow)

Keith Hanley (Lancaster), "The Boise of Winander"

Lucy Newlyn (Oxford), "How Wordsworth Keeps his Audience Fit"

Paul Sheats (UCLA), "Romantic Naturalism: Wordsworth and the Critics"

SEMINAR ROOM 4
Chair: Peter J Kitson (Bangor)

Jane Moody (Girton College, Cambridge), "Conspirators and Canon Makers: Romanticism, Theatre and the 'Remorseless Rabble'"

Philip Martin (Cheltenham & Gloucester College), "John Clare's Gipsies: Problems of Placement and Displacement in Romantic Critical Practice"

Kim E Wheatley (College of William & Mary, Virginia), "'Not merely democrats, but furious Jacobins': Anti-Americanism in the Quarterly and Edinburgh Reviews"

3.45-4.15 TEA PLAS GWYN

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