115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Romanticism I

Session Chair: 
Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Time: 
Session 7: Saturday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Location: 
Education (Brogan) 102
Topic Area: 

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Amelia Worsley, Amherst College
    This paper considers Mary Robinson's self-fashioning, in both text and image, in relation to recent work on Romantic celebrity. It pays particular attention to Robinson's interest in presenting herself as a lonely poet, intervening in a masculine tradition of introspective prospect poetry. A study of Mary Robinson requires that we recast how we understand Romantic loneliness, and disaggregate it from notions of solitude and singularity, to instead see it as a social mode that embraces multiplicity.
  2. Sean DeLouche, Baylor University
    Although Louis-Philippe was visually represented as a moderate and conciliatory “citizen king” during his reign as monarch of the July Monarchy (r. 1830-48), this paper demonstrates that the campaign to visualize him as such began in the 1810s and 20s, well before the July 1830 Revolution that swept him into power.  This paper examines these images by investigating the myriad of ways they would have been “seen” by different viewers across the fractured political and social spectrum in post-Revolutionary France.
  3. Thomas McLean, University of Otago
    Sir Edward Seaward’s Narrative was one of 1831’s most discussed publications, but its authorship was a mystery. Attributed to novelist Jane Porter, it was in fact the work of her brother William. Using unpublished correspondence, this paper explores the work’s history and appeal in an era between revolution and reform.
Session Cancelled: 
No