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Romantic Studies at the MLA, 1990-1998, by Year


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1990

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 the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Stephen M. Parrish, Cornell Univ.

1. "The Melancholy of Transience," Paul Magnuson, New York University.
2. "The Romantic Idea Elegy: The Politics of Nature, the Nature of Politics," Kenneth Richard Johnston, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

Respondent: Raimonda Modiano, Univ. of Washington

Romantic Elegy: The Elegiac Mode in Romantic Verse III

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Kenneth Richard Johnston, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

1. "Dying into Newtonian Time: Wordsworth and the Elegiac Task," Stuart Peterfreund, Northeastern Univ.
2. "Words, Things, and Death: The Elegiac Mode in Wordsworth," David P. Haney, Auburn Univ.

Respondent: Thomas McFarland, Princeton Univ.

Gender and Genre

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

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Andrew Parker, Amherst Coll.

1. "Romanticism and/or Anti-Semitism?" William H. Galperin, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
2. "Anti-Semitism in France: The Myth of the Jew as King of Capitalism," Susan Dunn, Williams Coll.
3. "Blake's 'Firm Persuasions': The Judaic and the Jew," Michael S. Galchinsky, Univ. of California, Berkeley

Travel Accounts as Value Choices in Nineteenth-Century European Writing

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Virgil Nemoianu, Catholic Univ. of America

1. "Revolution in Germany, Resolution in Britain: Fanny Lewald's Travel Memoirs, 1848-50," Hanna B. Lewis, Sam Houston State Univ.
2. "The European Models: Citations of Sight in Hawthorne's Roman Vision," Raymond Prier, Durham, NC
3. "Nostalgia in the Voyage of the Beagle," Anne C. Colley, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo

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

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

Byron and His Contemporary Readers

Byron Society. Presiding: Peter W. Graham, Virginia Polytech Inst. and State Univ.

1. "Who Read Byron in His Time?" William St. Clair, London, England
2. "Body Politics: Byron and His Readers," Sonia Hofkosh, Tufts Univ.


1991

English Romanticism in the 1990's I: New Texts, New Approaches

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Susan J. Wolfson, Princeton Univ.

1. "Classifying Romanticism," Sonia Hofkosh, Tufts Univ.
2. "Genre and Romanticism: Wordsworth and the Uses of Georgic," Kurt Heinzelman, Univ. of Texas, Austin
3. "La Belle Dame Talks Back: Landon versus Keats," Anne K. Mellor, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

English Romanticism in the 1990's II: New Texts, New Approaches

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Susan J. Wolfson, Princeton Univ.

1. "Male Authors, Women's Voices," Susan J. Wolfson
2. "Women, Language, and Political Authority in Romantic Writing," William Keach, Brown Univ.
3. "Encoded 'Babel' on the London Road: Juan, Tom, and Linguistic Negation," Paul Elledge, Vanderbilt Univ.

English Romanticism in the 1990's III: New Texts, New Approaches

Division on the English Romantic Period.

1. "Will It Really 'Never Do'? Reading The Excursion in the Nineteenth Century," Peter Manning," Univ. of Southern California
2. "Keats's Posthumous Career," Karen Swann, Williams Coll.
3. "Elegiac Politics: The Death of Princess Charlotte," Esther Schor, Princeton Univ.

The Romantic Couple

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Tobin Siebers, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1. "Romanticism and the Privileging of Marriage," Michael Fisher, Univ. of New Mexico
2. "Percy Shelley and George Eliot: The (De)Coupling of Literary Form," Clifford J. Marks, Univ. of Wyoming
3. "Love at Court: The Romance of the Politicized Couple in Stendhal," Juliet MacCannell, Univ. of California, Irvine

Argument as Play: The Conversational Essay as a Vehicle, 1800-1900

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Virgil Nemoianu, Catholic Univ. of America

1. "By Curious Inversion: Literary Conversation in Schlegel and Wilde," Jeffrey Wallen, Hampshire Coll.
2. "The Logic of Leisure in Washington Irving's Sketch Book," Kristie Hamilton, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
3. "The Genres of Eureka: Humboldt to Poe," Frederick Garber, State Univ. of New York, Binghamton

"Contracts of the Heart": Sacrifice and Gift Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Raimonda Modiano, Univ. of Washington

1. "Gift Exchange and the Study of Literature," Ronald Sharp, Kenyon Coll.
2. "Substitution and Categorical Confusion in Sacrificial Rituals," Brian K. Smith, Univ. of California, Riverside
3. "Legal Sentiment: Sacrifice and Gift Giving in a Democracy," Nan Goodman, Harvard Univ.
4. "Unreturned Gift, Incomplete Sacrifice: The Divided Heart of Wordsworth's 'Michael,'" David Collings, Bowdoin Coll.

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

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

Byron: Skepticism, Feminism, Political Languages

Byron Society. Presiding: Peter Thorslev, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

1. "'This Gloom . . . Which Can Avail Thee Nothing': Cain and Skepticism," Leonard Goldberg, Gettysberg Coll.
2. "Gulnare and Kaled's 'Untold' Feminization of Byron's Oriental Tales," Cheryl Giuliano, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
3. "The Politics of Language in Byron's 'The Island,'" James C. McKusick, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore


1992

Romanticism and Postmodernism I

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Alan Liu, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

1. "Installing Romanticism in Postmodernism (Notes on the Spruce Goose)," Alan Liu
2. "The Logic of Confessional Economy," Margaret Russett, Univ. of Southern California
3. "Between Regret and Assay," Julie Ellison, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
4. "Nomads and Cyborgs: The Blithe Spirit of Postmoderism," Jay Clayton, Vanderbilt Univ.

Romanticism and Postmodernism II

Division on the English Romantic Period.

1. "Error and Power: The Poetry of Charles Bernstein and Edward Kamau Brathwaite," Bob Perelman, Univ. of Pennsylvania
2. "Re-membering Monstrosities: Frankenstein on Postmodernism," Roxanne V. Lin, Univ. of Vermont
3. "Staging Exile: Mapplethorpe and the Byronic Postmodern," Elizabeth Fay, Univ. of Massachusetts, Harbor Campus, Boston
4. "Reading Modernity and Resisting Reflexivity: Keats, Jameson, and the Postmodern Urn," Orrin N.C. Wang, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

Green Romanticism: The Environment of Imagination

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Alan Liu, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

1. "Romantic Ecology Revisited," Jonathan Bate, Univ. of Liverpool
2. "The Imagination's Happy Home (?): Wordsworthian Nature as Socially (En)Gendered Space," Stuart Peterfreund, Northeastern Univ.
3. "Nature, Not the Language of the Sense," Marjorie Levinson, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Respondent: Karl Kroeber, Columbia Univ.

Romanticism and the Ethics of Everyday

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Tobin Siebers, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1. "Tinkering Dissenters: Extraordinary Hobbyists and the Reform of Knowledge in Late-Eighteenth-Century England," Marlon B. Ross, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2. "Figures in the Landscape: Wordsworth, Palmer, and a Romantic Ethic of Representation," James Hissom, West Virginia Inst. of Tech.
3. "Romantic (Re)Visions: Denise Levertov's Walks with William Wordsworth," Sharon L. Pedote, Univ. of Notre Dame

Romanticism and Anti-Semitism: Texts, Contexts, Criticism

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Andrew Parker, Amherst Coll.

Speakers: David Kaufmann, George Mason Univ.; Marvin Lansverk, Montana State Univ.; Michael Scrivener, Wayne State Univ.; Karen Shabetain, Univ. of Washington

The Female Grotesque in the Nineteenth Century

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Mary Russo, Hampshire Coll.

1. "Reading the Body Backward: The Grotesque as Semiotic Switchboard," Patricia S. Yaeger, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2. "From the Beautiful to the Grotesque: Frankenstein's Monster as a Response to Burke's Enquiry," Betsy Bolton, Swarthmore Coll.
3. "'Men Sell Not Such in Any Town': Gobbling the Grotesque in Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market," Margaret Linley, Queen's Univ.

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.

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

Byron's Lyrics

Byron Society. Presiding: Alice Levine, Hofstra Univ.

1. "Namby-Pamby Meets Doggerel: Wordsworth contra Byron," James Soderholm, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
2. "'Churchill's Grave': Byron and the Monumental Style," Terrance Riley, Bloomsburg Univ.
3. "Byron's Lyric Style," Jerome J. McGann, Univ. of Virginia


1993

Romantic into Victorian I

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Peter J. Manning, Univ. of Southern California

1. "Class, Gender, and 'the Rise of Civil Society': Women's Writing from the Revolution to Romanticism," Gary Kelly, Univ. of Alberta
2. "Wordsworth from the Romantic Sublime to the Victorian Beautiful," Judith Page, Milsaps Coll.
3. "Wordsworth and the Mourning Victorians," Esther H. Schor, Princeton Univ.
4. "The End of Romanticism: The Poetry Market Crash of 1825-26 and Its Aesthetic Aftermath," Lee Erickson, Marshall Univ.

Romantic into Victorian II

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Peter J. Manning, Univ. of Southern California

1. "Robert Browning and Romantic Allegory," Theresa M. Kelly, Univ. of Texas, Austin
2. "Romantic Figuration and the Figure of the Victorian Sage," Sheila Emerson, Tufts Univ.
3. "The Shady Side of the Sword: Byron's Homosexuality in Early Victorian England," Andrew Elfenbein, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
4. "Setting Limits: A Reading of the 1830s," Lawrence Poston, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

The Canonical and the Noncanonical

Division on the English Romantic Period.

1. "Poetry and Philosophy: Analytical Terminology and the Literary Text," Mark Edmunson, Univ. of Virginia
2. "Southey's 'The Lay of the Laureate,' Leigh Hunt's 'The Laureate Laid Double,' and Byron's Don Juan,"Paul Magnuson, New York Univ.
3. "Sexual Politics and Literary History: William Hazlitt's Keswick Escapade and Sarah Hazlitt's Journal," Sonia Hofkosh, Tufts Univ.
4. "Lyrics and Anthology," Peter T. Murphy, Williams Coll.

Contracts of the Heart: Gift Exchange and Sacrifice in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Raimonda Modiano, Univ. of Washington

1. "Blake and Holderlin: The Language of Presentation and Performance in Romantic Literature," Angela Esterhammer, Univ. of Western Ontario
2. "Wordsworthian Misappropriation, Gift Economy and the Sublime," Charles J. Rzepka, Boston Univ.
3. "The Sacrificial Structure of Negation in Hegel and Blake: Subjectivity and the Social Imperative in the Romantic Age," Mary-Kelly Persyn, Univ. of Washington

Comparative Literature: History and Prospects

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Frances Ferguson, Johns Hopkins Univ.

1. "Rererereading Jena," Susan Bernstein, Brown Univ.
2. "The Dawn Circle: American Romanticism and Chinese New Poetry," Guiyou Huang, Texas A&M Univ., College Station
3. "Rehistoricizing Romantic Ideology," Laura Mandell, Cornell Univ.

After Hegel

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Ian Balfour, York Univ., North York

1. "Irony after Hegel, Kierkegard, Derrida, and Irigaray," Kevin Newmark, Yale Univ.
2. "Melville, Hegel, and the Sublime," Henry Sussman, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo
3. "Memories of Greece," Rebecca Comay, Univ. of Toronto, Saint George Campus

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's: 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," Anne Mellor, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
3. "Joanna Baillie, Theater, and the Counter-Public Sphere," Kevin Gilmartin, California Inst. of Tech.

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

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

Byron and Publishing

Byron Society. Presiding: Annette Wheeler Cafarelli, Columbia Univ.

1. "Anonymous Byron," Gudni Elisson, Univ. of Texas, Austin
2. "Byron, Hobhouse, and Editorial Symbiosis," Peter W. Graham, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.
3. "'Not for Public Opinion': Byron, Galignani, and the Politics of Dissemination," Michael Macovski, Fordham Univ., Bronx


1994

Romanticism and Violence I

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Theresa Kelley, Univ. of Texas, Austin.

1. "Sites of Violence: Human Sacrifice and the Slave Trade in the Land of Dahomey," Raimonda Modiano, Univ. of Washington
2. "Flogging: The British Antislavery Movement Writes Pornography," Mary Favret, Indiana Univ., Bloomington
3. "Shelley in Chancery," Michael Kohler, Johns Hopkins Univ.

Romanticism and Violence II

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: William Keach, Brown Univ.

1. "'Something Must Be Done': The Question of Feminine Resistance in Shelley and Hemans," Susan Wolfson, Princeton Univ.
2. "Tangled Gazes, Feminine Subjects: Percy Shelley and the Gendering of Revolution," Ashley Cross, Illinois Benedectine Coll.
3. "Sexual Violence and National Imaginings: Reading Sodomy in Shelley's The Cenci," Amanda Berry, Duke Univ.

Imperialism, Genre, and the Formation of Romanticism

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: William Keach, Brown Univ.

1. "Epic Ambivalence: Imperial Politics and Romantic Deflection in Williams's Peru and Landor's Gebir," Alan Richardson, Boston Coll.
2. "Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer and the Inheritance of Imperialism," Julia M. Wright, Univ. of Western Ontario
3. "The Great Forgetting: Romanticism, Gender, and the Formation of Literature," Clifford Siskin, State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook

Benjamin in the Nineteenth Century

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Margaret A. Cohen, New York Univ.

1. "Refiguring Buildung: Benjamin's Caricature of Eduard Fuchs," Robert Livingston, Ohio State Univ., Columbus
2. "Benjamin's Essay as Form: The Messianic as Useful Illusion," Christiane K. von Buelow, Smith Coll.
3. "Benjamin and Childhood at the Turn on the Century," Paul B. Holdengraber, Univ. of Miami

Hegel's Aesthetics

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Ian G. Balfour, York Univ., North York

1. "Radical Phenomenology: Hegel, Aesthetics, and Difference," Tilottama Rajan, Univ. of Western Ontario
2. "Hegel's Orientalism," Theresa M. Kelley, Univ. of Texas, Austin
3. "The Authority of Beauty in Hegel and Pater," Leonard M. Findlay, Univ. of Saskatchewan

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

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

Byron, Skepticism, and Materialism

Byron Society. Presiding: Terence Hoagwood, Texas A&M Univ., College Station

1. "The Corsair: Byron's Skeptical Critique of Benevolism," John Morillo, North Carolina State Univ.
2. "Byronizing Byron: Romantic Irony, Celebrity, and the Mechanical Reproduction," Michael Dietz, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge
3. "Skepticism and Its Cost: Hemans's Reading of Byron," Nanora Sweet, Univ. of Missouri, Saint Louis


1995

The Range of Performance in British Romanticism

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Julie Carlson, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

1. "The Illegitimacy of Theatrical Culture," Jane Moody, Girton Coll.
2. "My Kitchen, My Opera, Our Empire," Daniel O'Quinn, Cornell Univ.
3. "Listening to Remorse," Reeve Parker, Cornell Univ.

Romantic Figures and Social Agency

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Steven Goldsmith, Univ. of California, Berkeley

1. "The Shakespeare Gallery and the Ruins of Empire," Suzanne Matheson, Univ. of Windsor
2. "'The Self-Pleasings of Self-Restraint': Shape and Agency in Visions and the Daughters of Albion," Fred Hoerner, Univ. of Texas, Austin
3. "Red Kant; or, The Persistence of the Third Critique in Adorno and Jameson," Robert Kaufman, McGill Univ.

On Discriminating Romantic Nationalisms

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Katie Trumpener, Univ. of Chicago

1. "Dangerous Correspondences: National Sympathies, Sexualities, and Temporalities in Scott's Redgauntlet," Eric Daffrom, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo
2. "'Types of a race who shall the invader scorn': Thomas Campbell and the Englishing of the Scottish Bards," Mark Canuel, Johns Hopkins Univ.
3. "Gothic Romanticism in the Anglo-Irish Devil's Bargain Thematic," Margot Gayle Bachus, Saint John Fisher Coll.
4. "Historical and Geographical Trajectories, North and South: Scott's Waverley Novels and Tales of My Landlord," Carolyn Buckley-LaRocque, Trinity Coll., Washington

The Place of the Literary in Cultural Studies

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Margaret Cohen, New York Univ.

1. "No Place like Home," Margaret Waller, Pomona Coll.
2. "'Les deracines': Regional Chauvinism in French Studies," Emily Apter, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
3. "On the Return to Literature," Bruce Robbins, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

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.

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

Byron's Narrators

Byron Society. Presiding: Katherine Kernberger, Linfield Coll.

1. "The Hero Vanishes: Narrating Childe Harold's Pilgrimage," Andrew Elfenbein, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
2. "Byron's Letters and the Creation of Narrative Voice," Ann R. Hawkins, Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington
3. "'One Half What I Should Say': Byron's Gay Narrator in Don Juan," Jonathan Gross, DePaul Univ.


1996

Romantic Psychologies

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Julie Ellison, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1. "Neural Romanticism," Alan Richardson, Boston Coll.
2. "Romanticism, Mesmerism, and the End(s) of Psychoanalysis," Joel Faflak, Univ. of Western Ontario
3. "Romanticism, Kant, and the Prehistory of Psychoanalysis," Karen A. Weisman, Univ. of Toronto, Erindale Coll.
4. "Fashion and Passion in Joanna Baillie's 'Introductory Discourse,'" Andrea Henderson, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Literary Deformities: The (Un)Aesthetic

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Tilottama Rajan, Univ. of Western Ontario

1. "'Thus I Relieve Thee, My Creator': Blindness, Deformity, and Sublime Risk in Frankenstein," Charles J. Rzepka, Boston Univ.
2. "Redeformations of Tragic Aesthetics: Reformations and Deformations of the Tragic Genre in Kleist and Shelley," Arkady Plotnitsky, Duke Univ.
3. "Unintelligible Lyric, Nonsensical Drama: The Reviewers on Prometheus Unbound," Kim Wheatley, Coll. of William and Mary
4. "The Material ideology and the Antiaestheticist Aesthetic," Robert Kaufman, Stanford Univ.

Other Histories: Romantic Reconstructions of the Past

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Gary Handwerk, Univ. of Washington

1. "Strange Dialogues: Conversational History in Blake, Wordsworth, and Others," Kevis Goodman, Yale Univ.
2. "From History to Archaeology: Keats's Hyperion Poems," Tilottama Rajan, Univ. of Western Ontario
3. "The Reformation of History in William Cobbett's A History of the Protestant Reformation," John Ulrich, Mansfield Univ.
4. "Race and Romantic Historiography: Bryan Edwards's History of the West Indies," James P. Carson, Kenyon Coll.

The Idea and Actuality of the Nation

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Ian Balfour, York Univ., North York

1. "Frail Spells: Shelley's Exile," Forest Pyle, Univ. of Oregon
2. "The Nation Coursing through the Veins," Daniel O'Quinn, Cornell Univ.
3. "Maurice Barres: Literature within Nationalism," Suzanne Guerlac, Emory Univ.

The Nineteenth-Century Invention of Mass Culture: High, Low, and Beyond

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Margaret Cohen, New York Univ.

1. "Freezing the Feminine: Cultural Spectacle and the Tableaux Vivants," Peter McIssac, Harvard Univ.
2. "Marketing Mise-en-Scene: Foundations for a Society of Spectacle," Ehren Fordyce, Stanford Univ.
3. "Nineteenth-Century Literary Parody and the Boundaries of High Culture," Jennifer Wagner, Univ. of Memphis

The Long Arm of Kant

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Cathy Caruth, Emory Univ.

1. "Objective Experience: The Legacy of Kant in Benjamin's Early Thought," Beatrice Hanssen, Harvard Univ.
2. "As If Political: Kant, Then and Now," Jan Plug, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo

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

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.

Byron and Monumental History

Byron Society. Presiding: James Soderholm, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

1. "Twilight of the Regency Gods: Monumental Exile after Waterloo," Claire Nicolay, Loyola Univ., Chicago
2. "Interrelated Monumental Histories: Byron, Napoleon, Wellington," Cheryl F. Giuliano, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
3. "Napoleon's Last Campaign and the Origins of Don Juan," John Clubbe, Univ. of Kentucky


1997

Romantic Media I: Williams's "Long Revolution" Revisited

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: James K. Chandler, Univ. of Chicago

1. "From Public Sphere to Virtual Marketplace: Romantic Satire and the Periodical Press," Kristen Leaver, Univ. of Toronto, Saint George Campus
2. "Media and Madness: Williams, Writing, and Romanticism," Clifford Haynes Siskin, State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook
3. "Mary Robinson and the Della Cruscans: Romantic Media Technologies and the Construction of the Female Author," Lisa M. Wilson, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo
4. "Keats and Review Culture," Andrew Franta, Johns Hopkins Univ.

Romantic Media II: The Media of Common Life

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Julie Ann Carlson, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara.

1. "The State of Taste: Hazlitt and the Gourmandizing of the Periodical Press," Charles Waite Mahoney, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs
2. "The Counterrevolution of Common Life," Kevin Michael Gilmartin, California Inst. of Tech
3. "Ballads and Bards: British Romantic Orality," Maureen Noelle McLane, Univ. of Chicago
4. "The Cultural Mediations of William Hone," Jocelyn Lutz, Stanford Univ.

Romantic Media III: Composite Forms and Transmediations

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: James K. Chandler, Univ. of Chicago

1. "Jane Austen in Cyberspace," Jay Clayton, Vanderbilt Univ.
2. "Scotch Drink and Irish Harps: The Marketing of the National Air," Celeste G. Langan, Univ. of California, Berkeley
3. "Thomas Rowlandson and the Literary Politics of Romantic Pornography," Bradford Keyes Mudge, Univ. of Colorado, Denver

Why Was the Nineteenth Century the Century of Spiritism?

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Lawrence S. Rainey, Yale Univ.

1. "Ghostly Politics," Jann Matlock, Harvard Univ.
2. "Elizabeth Oakes Smith and the Spirit of Sentiment," Virginia Walker Jackson, Boston Univ.
3. "From Specters to Spectators," Rae Beth Gordon, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

Suicide in the Nineteenth Century

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Cathy Caruth, Emory Univ.

1. "The Aesthetics of Suicide," Jared L. Stark, Yale Univ.
2. "The Suicide of the Subaltern," Margaret R. Higonnet, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

Marx and/or Literature

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Ian Grant Balfour, York Univ., North York

1. "Marx and/or Literature," Andrew Parker, Amherst Coll.
2. "Marx before Literature," Eduardo Lujan Cadava, Princeton Univ.
3. "Marx and the Fantastic," Michele A. Hannoosh, Univ. of London

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

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

Writing Lives: Byron and the Biographer's Art

Byron Society. Presiding: Paul M. Curtis, Univ. of de Moncton

1. "A Biographer's Approach to Byron," Phyllis M. Grosskurth, Univ. of Toronto, Saint George Campus
2. "Detached Thoughts on 'Detached Thoughts,'" Peter W. Graham, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.
3. "Byron's Acting Career: The Biography of a Figure," Margot F. Harrison, Univ. of California, Berkeley


1998

Romantic Relations I: Spatial Relations and Geographies

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Julie Ellison, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

1. "Romantic Rocks, Aesthetic Geology," Noah Herringman, Harvard Univ.
2. "Writing on Water: Coleridge's Notebooks and the Journey to Malta," Deborah Elise White, Columbia Univ.
3. "History and Spatiality in Scott's Old Mortality," George Alan Drake, Univ. of Washington
4. "Cross-Cultural Conventions: America Passes Judgment on Thomas De Quincey," Karen Karabiener, Columbia Univ.

Romantic Relations II: Social Relations and Intersubjectivity

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Margaret M. Dunn, Rollins Coll.

1. "Moving Pictures: Self-Display, Exchange, and Eighteenth-Century Miniatures," Christopher K. Rovee, Princeton Univ.
2. "Rape and Governance: Inchbald's Allegory of Lucrece," Daniel O'Quinn, Univ. of Guelph Univ.
3. "Romantic Performativeness and Intersubjectivity," Mark Conrad Jones, Queen's Univ.
4. "Romanticism Degree Zero: Stylelessness among the Rank and File," Nanora Louise Sweet, Univ. of Missouri, Saint Louis

Romantic Relations III: Textual Relations and Print Culture

Division on the English Romantic Period. Presiding: Julie Ellison, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

1. "William Hone and the (Re)Constitution of English Print Culture," L. Kyle Grimes, Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham
2. "The Vanishing Quarto: Downsizing Poetry during the Romantic Period," Lee Erickson, Marshall Univ.
3. "Plotting the Success of the Quarterly Review," Kim Elizabeth Wheatley, Coll. of William and Mary

Narratives of History

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Claudia Brodsky Lacour, Princeton Univ.

1. "Romanticism, Race, and American Law," Jon-Christian Suggs, John Jay Coll., City of New York
2. "History by Proxy or Proximate Histories? Touching Tales of Turks, Germans, and Jews," Leslie A. Adelson, Cornell Univ.
3. "Figura and Historical Subalternation," Hayden White, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz

The Aims of Lyric

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Claudia Brodsky Lacour, Princeton Univ.

1. "Divine Ruins of the Voice: Historical and Political Speech in Holderlin," Jan Mieszkowski, Reed Coll.
2. "' . . . Ist Mein Achilles Mir Gestorben': Holderlin's Lyric Line," David S. Ferris, Queens Coll., City of New York
3. "Lyric Experiment," Robert George Kaufman, Stanford Univ.
4. "Rhyming History: Heine's Hebrew Melodies," Willi Goetschel, Columbia Univ.

Romanticism and/or Realism

Division on Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century. Presiding: Margaret Higonnet, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

1. "Realism in History," April Alliston, Princeton Univ.
2. "Romanticism and the Romance of Real Life," Michael Crews Gamer, Univ. of Pennsylvania
3. "The True and the Interesting," Marshall J. Brown, Univ. of Washington
4. "Realizing the Past: History and Spectacle in Balzac's Adieu," Maurice A. Samuels, Harvard Univ.

Respondent: Eleni Eva Coundouriotis, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

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

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

Byron's Feminine Circle

Byron Society. Presiding: Cheryl Fallon Giuliano, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

1. "Byron's Satiric Blues," Steven E. Jones, Loyola Univ., Chicago
2. "'The Byron of Our Poetesses': Letitia Elizabeth Landon," Adriana Craciun, Loyola Univ., Chicago
3. "Writing 'At the Peril of My Life': Clairmont, Byron, and Epistolary Prophecy," Natalie E. Kapetanios, New York Univ.


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