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Romantic Studies at the MLA, 1990-1998
Keats-Shelley Association Sessions


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

1990

New Directions for Shelley Studies

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

The Politics of Religion in the Romantic Period

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Robert M. Ryan, Rutgers Univ., Camden

1. "Blake: The Politics of Crucifixion," John E. Grant, Univ. of Iowa
2. "That Gold Rugged Cross: Wordsworth's Idealization of the Church of England," Regina L. Hewitt, Univ. of South Florida


1991

The Romantics and Money

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Alice Levine, Hofstra Univ.

1. "'Losing His Maidenhead': Keats and the Sexing of Money," Clive G. Marsland, Cambridge Univ.
2. "Mammon and God: Keats and Shelley on the Wealth of the Imagination," Jeffrey N. Cox, Texas A&M Univ.
3. "Byron's 'Song of Sixpence,'" Paul A. Magnuson, New York Univ.

Shelley Going on Two Hundred

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Stuart Curran, Univ. of Pennsylvania

1. "Bicentenary Celebrations around the World," Stuart Curran
2. "The International Shelley Conference in New York," Betty T. Bennett, American Univ.
3. "Shelley and Contemporary Poetics," Michael Palmer, San Francisco, CA
4. "Romantic Topographies and Postmodern Poetry," Michael Davidson, Univ. of California, San Diego


1992

Beyond the Bicentennial: Shelley in a Postmodern Age

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Neil Fraistat, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

1. "The Text-ure of Shelley Studies," Donald H. Reiman, Shelley and His Circle
2. "Pure Aeternus: Shelley in the Poststructuralist Classroom," Barbara Gelpi, Stanford Univ.
3. "Shelley Criticism and His Resistance to It," Jerold E. Hogle, Univ. of Arizona

Respondent: Stuart Curran, Univ. of Pennsylvania

The Soul in Western History and in English Romantic Poetry

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: James O. Allsup , Florida Atlantic Univ.

1. "Representing the Unrepresentable: Wordsworth's Depiction of the Soul," James A. W. Heffernan, Dartmouth Coll.
2. "The Sociology of 'Soul-Making': Keats as Symbolic Interactionist," Regina L. Hewitt, Univ. of South Florida
3. "Gendering the Soul: Felicia Hemans and Percy Bysshe Shelley," Susan J. Wolfson, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
4. "The Soul in Western History," James O. Allsup


1993

W(h)ither the Romantic Author: Technology and Text

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Betty T. Bennett, American Univ.

1. "Drafting Adonais: Material Conditions and the Muse," Nancy Moore Goslee, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville
2. "The Poets and the Pirates: The Leading Edge of the Romantic Revolution," William St Clair, London, England
3. "Banking on the Future: Computers and the Romantic Text," Stuart Allan Curran, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Byron and Shelley: New Light on a Friendship

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Mark Kipperman, Northern Illinois Univ.

1. "Julian and Maddalo between Madness and Utopia," Mark Kipperman
2. "The Aesthetics of the Object in Shelley and Byron," Laura Claridge, U.S. Naval Academy
3. "Revisiting Shelley and Byron," Timothy Webb, Univ. of Bristol


1994

Romanticism, Second Generations

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Mary A. Quinn, Univ. of San Diego

1. "Mary Shelley: Romantic Writer, Victorian Reader," Betty T. Bennett, American Univ.
2. "The New School as 'Modern Della Cruscans': Romanticism and Its Satiric Other," Steven E. Jones, Loyola Univ., IL
3. "Clare on Keats: Formal Differences, Social Parallels," Sarah M. Zimmerman, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Toward the Keats Bicentennial: Aesthetics, Politics, and the Idea of the Poet

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Robert M. Ryan, Rutgers Univ., Camden

1. "Celebrating the Bicentennial," Ronald A. Sharp, Kenyon Coll.
2. "Oppositional Aesthetics and Keats's Urn," Paul A. Magnuson, New York Univ.
3. "The Idea of Keats and the Construction of the Pre-Raphaelite Artist," Julie F. Codell, Arizona State Univ.
4. "Odes to Dialectic: Keats, Vendler, Adorno," Robert Kaufman, Univ. of California, Berkeley


1995

The Construction of Romanticism

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Steven Jones, Loyola Univ., Chicago

1. "The Exquisite Corpus," Karen Swann, Williams Coll.
2. "Antiquarianism, Nationalism, Nostalgia: 1816 in 1996," Nicola Watson, Northwestern Univ.
3. "Allegories of Intervention: Contemporary Romantic Historiography versus Renaissance New Historicism," Orrin N. C. Wang, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

Keats in Transition: The Bicentennial and Its Provocations

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Greg Kucich, Univ. of Notre Dame

1. "Keats's 'Green World': Politics, Nature, and the Poems," Nicolas Roe, Univ. of Saint Andrews
2. "'A Gordian Complication of Feelings': Keats and Gender Studies, 1995 and Beyond," Beth Lau, California State Univ., Long Beach
3. "Cockney Classicism," Jeffrey Cox, Texas A&M Univ., College Station


1996

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, 1797-1997

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Betty T. Bennett, American Univ.

1. "Intersections of Frankenstein and the Vindication of the Rights of Woman," Charles E. Robinson, Univ. of Delaware, Newark
2. "MWS to PBS: Try This!" Stuart Curran, Univ. of Pennsylvania
3. "Mary Shelley: Shifting Gender, Shifting Politics" Betty T. Bennett

Rethinking the Early Shelley: Queen Mab and Before

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Neil Fraistat, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

1. "Shelley Comes of Age: His Early Poems as an Editorial Experience," Donald H. Reiman, Univ. of Delaware, Newark
2. "Young Shelley," William Keach, Brown Univ.
3. "Queen Mab as Topological Repertoire," Timothy Morton, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

Respondent: Linda Brigham, Kansas State Univ.


1997

Geographies of Romanticism

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Alan Bewell, Univ. of Toronto, Saint George Campus

1. "Caribbean Crossings: Equiano's Imaginary Geography and the Aftermath of Abolition," Elizabeth A. Bohls, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
2. "The Cultural Politics of Dirt and Disorder in Early-Nineteenth-Century Women's Travel Writing," Amanda Gilroy, Univ. of Groningen
3. "Geographic Romanticism," Debbie Jean Lee, Univ. of Arizona

Respondent: Julia M. Wright, Univ. of Waterloo

Post-Waterloo Nationalism and National Identities

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Jeanne Moskal, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1. "'Transformed, Not Inly Alter'd': Kosciuszko and Poland in Post-Waterloo Britain," Thomas McLean, Boston Coll.
2. "Hyperion, Nationalism and the Romantic Epic," Michael Sider, Univ. of Western Ontario
3. "The Pigs of San Giuliano: Fairground Spectacle and the Discourse of Nationalism in P.B. Shelley's Swellfoot the Tyrant," Tho Schmid, Univ. of Texas, El Paso


1998

Visual and Verbal Crossings, 1800-30

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Richard C. Sha, American Univ.

1. "The Fragile Image: Felicia Hemans and Romantic Ekphrasis," Grant F. Scott, Muhlenberg Coll.
2. "Homo Ornamentalism: Blake's Jerusalem, Plate 28," Steven Richard Goldsmith, Univ. of California, Berkeley

Exurbs, Suburbs, and Provinces in Late Romanticism, 1805-30

Keats-Shelley Association of America. Presiding: Judith Marie Pascoe, Univ. of Iowa

1. "Wordsworth in Massachusetts: Country-Seat Federalism and the Politics of Nation," Lance B. Newman, Brown Univ.
2. "Suburban Sentiment: The Spatial Legacy of the Picturesque in Austen," Thomas Hothem, Univ. of Rochester
3. "Wild Irish Girls and Incestuous Relations: The Juvenile Library and the (A)Basement of Children's Literary History," Mitzi Myers, Univ. of California, Los Angeles


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