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Crossing the Bar:

Transatlantic Poetics in the 19th Century


Conference schedule

Friday, March 5:

McNeil Center for Early American Studies (MCEAS), 3355 Woodland WalkUniversity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

3:00-4:30 Reading and Unreading Popular Verse

Chair: Max Cavitch (Penn)

Kirstie Blair (Glasgow), “Faith of Our Fathers: Victorian Religion and American Religious Verse”

Meredith McGill (Rutgers), “Form, Format, Medium”

Respondent: Tricia Lootens (Georgia)

4:45-6:15 Scanning the Bar: Why Do We Do Historical Prosody?

Max Cavitch (Penn)

Jason Hall (Exeter)

Meredith Martin (Princeton)

Jason Rudy (Maryland)

Moderator: Yopie Prins (Michigan)

6:15-7:00 Reception

7:00-8:30 Graduate Student Caucus Dinner (location tba)

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Saturday, March 6:

Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut StreetUniversity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA

9:30-11:00Affecting Performances: Visual Aesthetics and Vocal Evocations

Chair: Michael Gamer (Penn)

Julia Carlson (Cincinnati), “The Thesis and Arsis of John Thelwall’s Physiological Poetics”

Michael Cohen (LSU), “The African Ballad in the Atlantic Triangle”

Respondent: Jess Roberts (Albion)

11:15-11:30 Coffee

11:30-1:00 The Poetic Apologia: “Invictus” and “Infelicia”

Chair: Paul Saint-Amour (Penn)

Eliza Richards (UNC-Chapel Hill), “‘Yes, dear love, I died!’: Adah Isaacs Menken’s Final Performances”

Catherine Robson (UC-Davis), “‘Invictus’ and the Oklahoma Bomber: The End(s) of Memorization”

Respondent: Carolyn Williams (Rutgers)

1:00-2:00 Buffet Lunch for all registered attendees

2:00-3:30Before Modernity

Chair: Bob Perelman (Penn)

Virginia Jackson (Tufts), “Before Modernism”

Charles LaPorte (Washington-Seattle), “A. H. Clough’s Secular Modernity”

Respondent: Elizabeth Renker (OSU)

3:30-4:00 Meeting of the Graduate Student Caucus (FBH, room 112)

4:00-5:30Measuring Up

Discussion leaders: representatives of the Graduate Student Caucus