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Department of English Presents

Romanticism Conference

3/24/17, 11:45 AM

About this event

The Department of English's 18th- and 19th-Century Subfield presents a one-day conference on Romanticism. There will be two paper sessions: 11:45 am-1 pm and 2:15-3 pm, featuring papers from graduate students at the University of Minnesota on literary works in the Romantic era are. Lunch will take place at 1 pm.

Keynote speaker Dr. Alan Bewell, from the University of Toronto, addresses "Natures Lost (and Found) in Translation" at 4 pm.

First Panel (11:45-1:00)
Amy Fairgrieve: "Reading as Retreat: Current Events in William Cowper’s The Task"
Sungjin Shin: "Wordsworth's Small Sublime: Unexpected Emotions in 'Lucy' Poems"
Moinak Choudhury: "Wonder, Curiosity, and the Humboldtian Sublime: Nature and Narrative Technique in Alexander von Humboldt's Works"

Second Panel (2:15-3:30)
Yon Ji Sol: "A Reading Interrupted and a Career Not Pursued: Becoming an Irish Gentleman in Maria Edgeworth's The Absentee"
Samantha Craine: "Incest and Agonal Grief: A Comparison of Ford’s ‘Tis Pity and Byron’s Manfred"
Amanda Alexander: "Cosmic Atheism and the Sublime: Confronting the Unknown in P. B. Shelley and H. P. Lovecraft"

All sessions in Lind Hall room 207A.
Event Location
  • Lind Hall
  • 207 Church St. S.E.
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA