Romantic Circles Reviews

NASSR 2019 Panel: Beyond the Pale: New Directions in Transnational Romanticisms​​. Reviewed by Alexandra Milsom, Brian Rejack, Shavera Seneviratne

Romantic Elements
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
Chicago, Illinois
August 8-11, 2019

Panelists and Papers: 

  • Atesede Makonnen (Johns Hopkins University), “‘The actual sight of the thing’: Horror, Blackness, and Romantic Visualizations of Race”
  • Cesar Soto (University of Notre Dame), “‘Reflections on Exile’: Criollo Romanticisms”
  • Omar F. Miranda (University of San Francisco), “Romantic Celebrity and the Journal of Exile: El Colombiano and The Liberal
  • Bakary Diaby (Skidmore College), “Feeling Black, Feeling Back: Racism, Fragility, and Romanticism”
  • Manu Samriti Chander (Rutgers University--Newark), Respondent
  • Moderators: Deanna Koretsky (Spelman College) and Joel Pace (University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire)

NASSR 2019 Panel: Melancholic Environment. Reviewed by Elizabeth Giardina

Romantic Elements

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism

Chicago, Illinois

August 8-11, 2019

Panelists and Papers:

  • Benjamin Blackman (UC Davis), "Melancholy Matters: Wollstonecraft's Empty Commerce"
  • Shelby Carr (Lehigh University), "'I, the offspring of love, and the child of the woods': Natural Oblivion in Mary Shelley's Matilda"
  • Taylin Nelson, "'Ever open grave': Romantic Melancholy and Devouring Landscapes"
  • Chair: Kathryn Ready (The University of Winnipeg)

NASSR 2019 Panel: Medical Poetics. Reviewed by Sharon Choe

Romantic Elements

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism

Chicago, Illinois

August 8-11, 2019

Panelists and Papers:

  • Jessica Roberson (Mount Saint Mary’s University), “‘In short, I’m sick of sickness’: Thomas Hood, Chronic Illness, and Form”
  • Erin Lafford (University of Derby), “‘Fancys or feelings’: John Clare’s Hypochondriac Poetics”
  • Thomas J. Brennan (Saint Joseph’s University), “Dramatized Empathy: Aids and Romanticism in Paul Monette’s Last Watch of the Night
  • Chair: John Savarese (University of Waterloo)

NASSR 2019 Panel: Elemental Technologies. Reviewed by Ben Blackman

Romantic Elements

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism

Chicago, Illinois

August 8-11, 2019

Panelists and Papers:

  • Andrew Barbour (University of California, Berkeley), “Blake’s Industrial Revolutions”
  • Jennifer Yida Pan (University of Chicago), “Elemental Technology in Romanticism, or forms of hinging”
  • John Mulligan (Rice University), “Romantic Data: Knowledge Discovery in the Herschel Archive”
  • Chair: Nicholas Halmi (Oxford University)

ICR 2019 Keynote: Seasonable Months, Warming Skies. Reviewed by Ross Wilson

Romanticism Now and Then

International Conference on Romanticism

July 31-August 2, 2019

Manchester

Keynote Lecture: ‘“Middle Summer’s Spring”: Seasonable Months, Warming Skies’

Anne-Lise François (University of California, Berkeley)

At the heart of François’s wide-ranging talk was the disturbance that, to borrow Andreas Malm’s term, fossil capital has wrought on the relation of the earth to the sun. Drawing on Malm, but also on Heidegger and the unjustly neglected Marxist historian of agriculture Colin Duncan, François set out how human beings have sought to slip the moors of seasonality in order to foster and indulge a fantasy of the permanent availability of goods – which is a fantasy, not least because one major consequence of the release of the power of the sun stored in fossil fuels is to trap it all over again, only this time with devastating consequences in the atmosphere...

ICR 2019 Panel: Nineteenth-Century Receptions. Reviewed by Lucia Scigliano

Romanticism Now and Then

International Conference on Romanticism

July 31-August 2, 2019

Manchester

Panelists and Papers:

  • Rachel Lewis (University of California, Berkeley), “Seeing Shelley Plain: Mediating the Romantic Past in Browning and James”
  • Matthew Ward (University of Birmingham), “Arnold’s Struggle with Byron”
  • Federica Coluzzi (The University of Manchester), “Beyond Creative Appropriation: The Romantic Critical Discourse on Dante from Coleridge to G. Rossetti”
  • Alessia Benedetti (The University of Manchester), “Between Romanticism and Anti-Romanticism: A Journey Across Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Reception of Dante in Russia”
  • Moderator: Ingrid Hanson (The University of Manchester)

ICR 2019 Panel: William Blake. Reviewed by Hannah McAuliffe

Romanticism Now and Then

International Conference on Romanticism

July 31-August 2, 2019

Manchester

Panelists and Papers:

  • Jennifer Davis Michael (University of the South), “Silence and Secrecy in Blake’s Europe
  • Sharon Choe (University of York), “Dismembered and Disenchanted: The Seven Corporeal Ages in The Book of Urizen
  • Martina Zamparo (University of Udine), “’The Male is a Furnace of beryl; the Female is a Golden Loom’: The Energetic Rivalry Between Man and Woman in Blake’s Artistic System”
  • Sheila Spector (Independent Scholar), “Blake’s Aesthetic Treatment of Ugolino’s Political Imprisonment”
  • Moderator: Colin Trodd (University of Manchester)

Dahlia Porter, Science, Form, and the Problem of Induction in British Romanticism. Reviewed by Jeanne Britton.

Dahlia Porter, Science, Form, and the Problem of Induction in British Romanticism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018). 314 pp., 13 b&w illus. (Hdbk., $99.00; ISBN 97811084189420).

Jeanne Britton
University of South Carolina

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