Romantic Journeys and Discoveries

The International Conference on Romanticism Annual Meeting will take place
October 10-13, 2002
at the Turnbull Conference Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Fall is a beautiful time to be in North Florida to explore "Romantic Journeys and Discoveries".

Plenary speaker: Susan Wolfson, Professor of English, Princeton University

Conference Schedule
Updated 10/9/2002

Thursday, October 10
2:00-5:00 p.m. 
Turnbull Center
4:30-5:30 p.m. 
Fireside Lounge
Turnbull Center
Presidential Address,
"Romancing the Throne: The Gothic Genre and 'Rescue Operas' "
Diane Hoeveler, Marquette University
5:45-7:15 p.m.
Turnbull Center

Florida State Winds Concert
8:00 p.m.

Mozart: Gran Partita in B-flat Major for 13 winds, K.361
Chagrin: Seven Petite Pieces for 8 instruments
Ripper: "Brasiliana" from Chamber Symphony for Winds
Mendelsson-Bartholdy: Nocturno, Op.24, for 11 winds

Opperman Music Hall
ICR Conference
badge required
for free entry
Friday, October 11
8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. 
Turnbull Center
Sessions A1 - A4
8:45 - 10:20 a.m.

Session A1
Romantic Visions, Delusions, and Discoveries
Chair: Matthias Stephan, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
8:45 - 10:20 a.m.

Lance Norman, Michigan State University
"Rome-antic Dream and the Metropolitan Nightmare"

Lauren Taylor, University of Tennessee
"Revaluating the Romantic Vision: Swinburne on Autonomy and Imagination"

Emma Roberts, Liverpool John Moores University (England)
"The Romance of Small Town America: Nostalgia and Memory in the Disney Town Celebration"

Chris Moylan, New York Institute of Technology
"Illustrations of Madness: Espionage, Science, and the Romantic Quest"

Room 123A

Session A2
Musical Journeys and Discoveries
Chair: Charles Freeman, Independent Scholar
8:45 - 10:20 a.m.

Douglass Seaton, Florida State University
"An American Composer and Irish 'Roots' Music: Voice and Identity"

Maribeth Clark, New College of Florida
"The Expressive Body in La Muette de Portici"

James Grymes, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
"Ernst von Dohnányi and the Twilight of Musical Romanticism"

Robin Garvin, Florida State University
"Crossing Genre Boundaries: Instrumental Music and Song in Mendelssohn's String Quartet op. 13."

Room 110

Session A3
Charlotte Smith
Chair: Marjean Purinton, Texas Tech University
8:45 - 10:20 a.m.

H. Marcelle Crickenberger, University of South Carolina
"Wandering Around in 'Beachy Head' "

Michael Wiley, University of North Florida
"Lost and Reclaimed Spaces in Charlotte Smith's The Emigrants"

Beth Dolan Kautz, Lehigh University
"Discovering Health in Linnaean Botany: Charlotte Smith's Journey Through Melancholia" 

Monica Smith, University of Georgia
"Reconfiguring the State, the Self: Liminal Subjectivity in Charlotte Smith's The Emigrants"

Room 115

Session A4
William Blake
Chair: Paul Cappucci, Georgian Court College 
8:45 - 10:20 a.m.

Graham Stowe, University of Tennessee
"Boehme's Contrariety in Blake's 'The Marriage of Heaven and Hell' "

Sarah Ferguson-Wagstaffe, Cornell University
"Contracted Division and Expansive Revision in Blake's Illuminated Poetry"

James Harris, University of South Carolina
"Blake's Composite Art and the Construction of Historical Narrative"

Room 123B
10:20 - 10:35 a.m.
Sessions A5 - A8
10:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Session A5
Byron, Wordsworth, and Gender
Chair: Ted Underwood, Colby College
10:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Esther Godfrey, University of Tennessee
"The January-May Marriage and Gender Subversion in Don Juan"

Eugene Stelzig, State University of New York-Geneseo
"Wordsworth's Bleeding "Spots": The Absent Father in The Prelude"

Devon Fitzgerald, University of South Alabama
"Through a Glass Darkly: Biographical Reflections and Revisions in John Polidori's The Vampyre"

James O'Rourke, Florida State University
"From the Blessed Babe to the Swearing Prostitute: Wordsworth's Sexual Fall and Redemption"

Room 123A

Session A6
German Romantic Reflection
Chair: Michael Bachem, Miami University (Ohio)
10:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Thomas Kuplic, University of Wisconsin
"Shifting the Borders: Heinrich von Kleist in/and Romanticism"

Markus Zisselsberger, State University of New York, Binghamton
" 'Die Sprache dichterisch zur Sprache bringen' - The Limits of Representation in Novalis' Fichte-Studies and in the Monologue"

Edgar Landgraf, Bowling Green State University
"Comprehending Romantic Incomprehensibility: A Systems Theoretical Perspective on Early German Romanticism"

Room 110

Session A7
Rape, Sex, Life-Death in Romanticism
Chair: Elizabeth Raschke, Loras College
10:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Karen Karbiener, Colby College
"Sex, Death, and Creation: Romantic Women Artists and Late Style Theory"

Barbara Robinson, Florida State University 
"Rape as Pathology in Ovid's Metamorphoses and Kleist's The Marquise of 'O'"

Room 123B

Session A8
Gender, Power, and Romantic Self-Construction
Chair: Ingrid Martinez-Rico, Florida Gulf Coast University
10:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Peggy Bailey, Henderson State University
" 'I, Lucy Snowe': Romantic Subjectivity in Charlotte Bronte's Villette"

Christopher Frick, University of South Carolina
"Letitia Elizabeth Landon's 'A Summer Evening's Tale' and the Death of the Romantic Other"

Janet Williams, University of South Carolina
"Uneasy Masculinity in Joanna Baillie's Count Basil

Room 115
12:10 - 1:30 p.m.
Dining Room
Turnbull Center
ICR Advisory Board Meeting
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 107
Sessions A9 - A12
1:30 - 3:05 p.m.

Session A9
Chair: Nancy Goslee, University of Tennessee
1:30 - 3:05 p.m. 

Megan O'Neill, Stetson University
"Epistolary Journeys: Indexing the Collected Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge" 

David Baulch, University of West Florida
"The Real, the Gothic, and Coleridge's Biographia Literaria" 

Eric Walker, Florida State University
"Dorothy's Demons in Julien Temple's Pandaemonium"

Room 123B

Session A10 
Italian Romanticism
Chair: Ray Fleming, Florida State University
1:30 - 3:05 p.m.

Peter Pedroni, Miami University (Ohio)
"The Quest for Immortality in Foscolo's Jacopo Ortis"

Matthias Stephan, University of Illinois
"Representations of Nature in Leopardi and Mary Shelley" 

Charles Freeman
"Hail the Conquering Poet: Dante's Journey and Triumph in Giovanni Pacini's Sinfonia-Dante"

Room 110

Session A11
American Romanticism: Melville and Whitman
Chair: Mark Yakich, Florida State University
1:30 - 3:05 p.m. 

Paul Cappucci, Georgian Court College
"Reconstruction of a Dismembered Reality: Melville's and Whitman's Civil War Poetry" 

Amy Hodges, Florida State University
"The Establishment of the Rover: Revisiting Melville's Forgotten Omoo"

Room 115

Session A12
The Lushness of Keats
Chair: William Deresiewicz, Yale University
1:30 - 3:05 p.m. 

Betsy Tontiplaphol, University of Virginia
"In Embalmed Darkness: John Keats and the Luscious Poem" 

Katey Castellano, Duke University
"Creative Response and Ethical Responsibility in Keats' Narrative Poems from 1820"

Michael McDermott, State University of New York, Albany
"Making Keats Relevant: Psychological and Spiritual Passages in 'To Autumn'"

Room 123A
3:05 - 3:20 p.m.
Sessions A13 - A16
3:20 - 4:55 p.m.

Session A13
Symbolic Journeys and Discoveries in German Romanticism
Chair: Birgit Maier-Katkin, Florida State University
3:20 - 4:55 p.m 

Michael Bachem, Miami University (Ohio)
"The Symbolic Journeys in Three Literary Fairy Tales by Goethe, Novalis, and Tieck" 

Karin Schutjer, University of Oklahoma
"German Cultural Itineraries and the Specter of the Wandering Jew" 

Benjamin Williamson, Wayne State University
"A Response to European Colonialism in Joseph von Eichendorff's Eine Meerfahrt"

Lotte Thrane, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
"Arabesque and Mystery Mirror: How to Depict a Bildungsprocess in Lorenz Froelich's Rosendal Mirror"

Room 115

Session A14
Mary Shelley
Chair: Jim O'Rourke, Florida State University
3:20 - 4:55 p.m. 

Sam Morris, University of Tennessee
"'The Unnavigable River': Mary Shelley's Frankenstein as Hysterical Narrative" 

Elizabeth Raschke, Loras College
"Mathilda: Mary Shelley's Second Monster" 

Paul Wiebe, Morehouse College
"Frankenstein: Narratives and Legal Boundaries"

Room 110

Session A15
Pedagogy, Knowledge, Transgression, and Revolution in Romanticism
Chair: David Baulch, University of West Florida
3:20 - 4:55 p.m. 

Brian McGrath, Emory University
"Thomas De Quincey's Literature of Power: What It Is That We Mean by Literature" 

Nicholas Warner, Claremont-McKenna College
"Transport and Transgression: The Russian Romantic Journey in Alexander Pushkin" 

Mark Yakich, Florida State University
"Recurrent Undercurrents: Kleist's Betrothal in Santo Domingo and in Melville's Benito Cereno"

Rob Anderson, Oakland University
"'Her Own Natural Appetites': Wordsworth, Mamet, Coetzee and the Pedagogy of Impulse"

Room 123B

Session A16 
Deciphering the Stroll: Walking and its Varieties of Meaning
Chair: Aimee Boutin, Florida State University
3:20 - 4:55 p.m. 

Laura Dabundo, Kennesaw State University
"Walking the Walk Through Wordsworth: The Journey on Foot" 

Debra Bourdeau, Kennesaw State University
"'Christabel,' Frankenstein and the Dangers of Nocturnal Ambulation"

Room 123A
Plenary Address,
"Gazing on Byron: Fascination and Separation,"
Professor Susan Wolfson of Princeton University
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Turnbull Center
Chamber Music Concert
8:00 p.m.
Kaleidoscope Faculty Chamber Ensemble
Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Schumann: Dichterliebe
Schumann: Andante and Variations, Op. 70
Opperman Music Hall
ICR Name Badges
required for
free entry.
Saturday, October 12
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Turnbull Center
Sessions B1 - B4
8:45 - 10:20 a.m.

Session B1
Women as Romantic Subjects and Objects
Chair: Barbara Robinson, Florida State University
8:45 - 10:20 a.m.

Rodney Farnsworth, Indiana-Purdue University
"Anglican Romance Journeys in the Later Works of Austen and Shakespeare"

Andrea Bradley, Vanderbilt University
"The Growth of a Woman Poet's Mind: Caroline Bowles' 'The Birthday' "

Scott Hallam, Duquesne University
"They Idolized the Muse and Not the Woman: Mary Robinson and Prefatory Genius"

Pamela Buck, Tufts University
"Nationalism, Commerce, and the Souvenir in Helen Maria Williams' Letters Written in France"

Room 123A

Session B2
Emotional Journeys in German Romanticism
Chair: Edgar Landgraf, Bowling Green State University
8:45 - 10:20 a.m.

Michael Irmscher, Reed College,
"Between Revolution and Crisis: On Friedrich Schlegel's Aesthetics of the Interesting (and the Boring)"

Gabriele Dillmann, Denison University
"From the Passions of the Heart to the Heart of the Passions: Suicide and the Rediscovery of the Inner Self from Goethe to E.T.A. Hoffmann"

Room 115

Session B3
Slavery and Otherness in Romanticism
Chair: Darryl Dickson-Carr, Florida State University
8:45 - 10:20 a.m.

Alan Richardson, Boston College
"Voicing the Other: Fractures in 'The Sorrows of Yamba'"

Christina Wygant, Washington State University
"John Gabriel Stedman's 1790 and 1796 Narratives: Exploring Theories of Hegemony and the Foreign Female Black Body"

Marjean Purinton, Texas Tech University
"British Romantic Drama's Representation of Egypt: Geographical Discoveries and Staged Journeys"

Room 110

Session B4
Wordsworth Backwards and Forwards
Chair: Karen Karbiener, Colby College 
8:45 - 10:20 a.m.

Lloyd Davies, Western Kentucky University 
"'Run, Scrooge, Run': Open Scripts and Journeys (back) to the Future in Wordsworth, Dickens, and Borges"

Richard Nanian, George Mason University
"Tranquil Recollections vs. Transient Shocks: Wordsworth and the Problems of Memory"

Jeffrey Waldrop, Georgia Southwestern State University 
"Et in Arcadia Ego: Wordsworth and the Virgilian Aesthetic"

Alejandra Vargas, Florida State University 
"At the Ship's Prow: Poetic Innovation in Wordsworth and William Carlos Williams"

Room 123B
10:20 - 10:35 a.m.
Sessions B5 - B8
10:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Session B5
Defending Shelley Defending
Chair: Aaron Simmons, Vanderbilt University
10:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Sabine Seiler, State University of New York at Albany
"Shelley's 'Defence of Poetry': Discovering a New World in the Old"

Troy Urquhart, University of West Florida
"Metaphor, Transfer, and Translation in Plato's Ion: The Postmodern Platonism of Percy Shelley's 'A Defence of Poetry' "

Erin Goss, Emory University
"Cyborg Poetry and 'new materials for knowledge': Shelley's Defence of Poetry and Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto"

Jennell McCullough, University of West Florida
"Veiled Armor: Clothing Metaphors in Sidney's 'Apology' and Shelley's 'Defence' "

Room 123A

Session B6
The Byron Function
Chair: Michael Wiley, University of North Florida
10:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Gillen Wood, University of Illinois
"Bryon Castrato: Strains of Mozart in the Reception of Don Juan" 

G. Todd Davis, Miami University (Ohio) 
"Fluid Boundaries: Byronism, Performativity, and Self-Fashioning"

Jennifer Lightweis, Clemson University
"Embodied Revolution: Byron's Erotic Signification in Visual Culture"

Room 110

Session B7
The Otherworldly Keats
Chair: Peggy Bailey, Henderson State University
10:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Mary McMillan Terry, University of Tennessee
"Only Romance and No Religion?: Reading the Heart and Mind of John Keats in 'The Eve of St. Agnes' "

Pamela Meyers, University of West Florida
"The Process of Mourning: Loss and Recovery of Love in 'Ode to a Nightingale' "

Matthew Van Winkle, Boston College
"Keats and the Art of Memory: Repetition and the Construction of the Past"

Room 123B

Session B8
Rediscovering the French Romantic Heroine
Chair: Aimee Boutin, Florida State University 
10:35 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

James Mileham, University of Wisconsin
"Space and Play in Balzac's Duchesse de Langeais"

April Dolata, Rutgers University
"Race and Patriarchy and George Sand's Female Doubling" 

Jennifer Law, Florida State University
"Journeying to In-Between Spaces: Germaine de Stael's Corinne ou L'Italie"

Room 115
Leisure Time or Lunch
12:10 - 1:30 p.m.
Sessions B9 - B12
1:30 - 3:05 p.m.

Session B9
Early and Late Expressions of Romantic Culture
Chair: Megan O'Neill, Stetson University
1:30 - 3:05 p.m. 

Amy Livermore, University of South Carolina
"The First Postmodern Use of Time: Charlotte Smith's 'Beachy Head' "

Maxwell Wheeler, Florida State University
"Rhetoric and the Decline of English Jacobins in the Romantic Period"

James Larner, Marian College
"Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy: A Romantic Interpretation of Greek Drama"

Noel Jackson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
"Walter Pater, Wilkie Collins, and the Persistence of Wordsworthian Aesthetics"

Room 110

Session B10
Chair: Soelve Curdts, Princeton University
1:30 - 3:05 p.m. 

Deborah Scaperoth, University of Tennessee
"So Much of Life and Joy is Lost: Grief Imagery in 'Mont Blanc' "

Cynthia Cavanaugh, Drew University
"Romanticism Preserved: The Oneiric Journey in Richard Wilbur's Poetry"

Christopher Strathman, Baylor University
"On the Advantage and Disadvantage of Solitude for Life: Time and the Other in Byron's Manfred"

Carl Thompson, Oxford University(England)
"Byron, the Disastrous Voyage Narrative, and the Romantic Performance of Travel"

Room 123A

Session B11
The Cultural Reverberations of Romanticism
Chair: Larry Peer, Brigham Young University
1:30 - 3:05 p.m. 

Didier Maleuvre, University of California, Santa Barbara
"The Vicissitudes of Culture"

Aimee Boutin, Florida State University
"Shakespeare's Women in France, 1820-1840"

Brian Burns, Michigan State University 
"Seeing Cairo Through Geneva: Rousseau, Said, and Out of Place"

Kay Picart, Florida State University
"Straining Beyond Romantic Constructions of Self and Other: Comedic and Science Fiction Frankenstein Films"

Room 115

Session B12
Romantic Travel Narratives
Chair: Nicholas Warner, Claremont-McKenna College
1:30 - 3:05 p.m. 

Miriam Wallace, New College of Florida
"Discovering the Political Traveler: Wollstonecraft's Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden(1796) and Holcroft's Travels Through Hamburg to Paris(1804)"

M. Soledad Caballero, Allegheny College
"'For the Honor of Our Nation': Maria Dundas Graham's British Example"

Geraldine Friedman, Purdue University
"The Ladies of Llangollen: The Welsh Tour, the Nation, and Women's Production"

Room 123B
3:05 - 3:20 p.m.
Sessions B13 - B17
3:20 - 4:55 p.m.

Session B13
Memory, Desire, and Romantic Self-Construction
Chair: Didier Maleuvre, University of California, Santa Barbara
3:20 - 4:55 p.m.

William Deresiewicz, Yale University 
"Mansfield Abbey: Wordsworthian Memory and Austenian Desire"

Debnita Chakravarti, University of Reading(England) 
"Mary Tighe's 'Psyche': The Female Journey to an Identity"

Nancy Mayer, Northwest Missouri State University
"Overflowing the Boundaries: Genre Bending in The Mill on the Floss"

Anne Mallory, University of Georgia
"At the Drawing-Room Door: Reading Fanny Price Through Inchbald's A Simple Story"

Room 123B

Session B15
Philosophy and Literature in Romanticism
Chair: Kay Picart, Florida State University
3:20 - 4:55 p.m.

Aaron Simmons, Vanderbilt University
"The Trembling Self: Kierkegaard and Faithful Subjectivity"

Ted Underwood, Colby College
"The Wandering Jew: Apostle of Historicist Culture"

Alexander Glage, Duke University
"The Watery Ways of Dialectic: Forms of Narrative in Hegel and Wordsworth"

Room 123A

Session B16
Cross-Cultural Relations and Romanticism
Chair: Alan Richardson, Boston College
3:20 - 4:55 p.m.

Joselyn Almeida, Boston University
"From the Plantation House: British Women Writing in the West Indies 1800-1834"

Brynne Gray, University of California, Davis
"Narrating Cross-Cultural Relationships in Sydney Owenson's The Missionary"

Fran Botkin, Towson University
"The Dysfunctional Marriage of England and Ireland: Lady Morgan's The Wild Irish Girl and the Act of Union"

Thorell Tsomondo, Howard University
"Imperial Intercourse: Wordsworth's English 'Nook' and Lessing's African 'Velt' "

Room 110

Session B17
Chair: Noel Jackson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:20 - 4:55 p.m.

Eric Eisner, Harvard University
"Transgression, Charisma, and the Marketplace: The Cenci Celebrity"

Nancy Goslee, University of Tennessee 
"Ekphrastic Origins: Percy Shelley's Romantic Classicism and his Compositional Practices"

Jennifer Jones, University of California
"Aesthetics of Panoramic Proportion: Wordsworth, Virtuality, and the Cave"

Joshua Wilner, City University of New York
"Tripping the Light Fantastic: Wordsworth, Snowden, and the Fractal Geometry of Nature"

Room 115
6:30 - 8:15 p.m. 
Dining Room
Turnbull Center
Ticket required
Sunday, October 13
ICR Executive Board Meeting
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Room 107
Sessions C1 - C4 
10:15 - 11: 50 a.m.

Session C1
New Perspectives on Frankenstein
Chair: Lisa Crafton, State University of West Georgia

Bonnie Jett, State University of West Georgia
"Separate Spheres and Sexuality: Feminism in Frankenstein"

Gayle Smallwood, Independent Scholar
"Structuring Narcissism: Kristeva and Shelley's Frankenstein"

Lori Lipoma, State University of West Georgia
"'Do Your Duty Towards Me ... Make Me Happy': Examining Victor Frankenstein by the Light of Prometheus' Fire"

Room 123A

Session C2
Romantic Wanderers and Outsiders
Chair: Eric Walker, Florida State University
10:15 - 11: 50 a.m.

Jeffrey Cass, Texas A & M International University 
"The Homoerotics of William Beckford's Vathek": Boy Heaven

Deidre Hall, University of North Carolina, Greensboro 
" 'Homeless at Home': John Clare and Nomadic Subjectivity" 

Ellen Frye, Monmouth University 
"Shifting Subject Positions of the Hero in Romantic Theater of Spain: The Figure of Don Juan"

Room 123B

Session C3
Charles Baudelaire
Chair: William Cloonan, Florida State University
10:15 - 11: 50 a.m.

Eva Madeleine Martin, Princeton University
"Baudelaire's 'Cygne'"

Francesca La Marca, University of Toronto
"Dionysiaque dans l'oeuvre de Baudelaire"

Room 115

C4 - Shelley and the Boundaries of Romanticism
Chair: Eric Eisner, Harvard University
10:15 - 11: 50 a.m.

Soelve Curdts, Princeton University
"Forming Doubts: Shelley, the Language of Crisis and the Crisis of Language"

Douglas Harrison, Washington University
"At Peace with Apocalypse: Temporality and Shelley's Critique of Natural Time in 'Alastor' " 

Maria Lombard, University of South Alabama
"Creating the Ideal Woman: A Poet's Quest for Love"

Room 110
Conference Closed

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