Romantic Circles Reviews

Chris Bundock and Elizabeth Effinger, eds., William Blake’s Gothic Imagination: Bodies of Horror. Reviewed by Diana Edelman.

Chris Bundock and Elizabeth Effinger, eds., William Blake’s Gothic Imagination: Bodies of Horror (Manchester University Press, 2018). 312 pp., 22 b&w illus. (Hdbk., $120; ISBN 978-1-5261-2194-3).

Diana Edelman
University of North Georgia, Gainesville

Mark Coeckelbergh New Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine. Reviewed by John Gardner.

Mark Coeckelbergh New Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine (Cambridge Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2017). 320 pp. (£14.00, ISBN. 9780262035460).

John Gardner
Anglia Ruskin University, UK

Anna Mercer, The Collaborative Literary Relationship of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Interviewed by Mathelinda Nabugodi.

Anna Mercer, The Collaborative Literary Relationship of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (New York and London: Routledge, 2019). 210 pp. (Hdbk., $155, ISBN 9780367277956).

A Q & A with Anna Mercer
Cardiff University and Keats House, Hampstead

By Mathelinda Nabugodi
University of Cambridge

Alexander Regier, Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann and Anglo-German Constellations. Reviewed by David Simpson.

Alexander Regier, Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann and Anglo-German Constellations (Oxford University press, 2018). 272pp. (Hdbk, $74.00; ISBN 9780198827122)

David Simpson
University of California, Davis

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)

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