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9. Periodizing English and American Nineteenth-Century Poetry inside and outside National Frames

Thursday, 3 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Liberty B, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Joseph Bristow, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

Speakers: Michael Cohen, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; William Keach, Brown Univ.; Tricia A. Lootens, Univ. of Georgia; Ivy Wilson, Northwestern Univ.; Susan J. Wolfson, Princeton Univ.

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Session Description:

This roundtable brings together established and emergent scholars whose research and teaching focus on different parts of the nineteenth century. The speakers will offer short position papers that reassess long-standing debates about the limitations and possibilities offered by such familiar labels as Romantic, Victorian, antebellum, and postbellum.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Poetry

  • American Literature – General

  • British Literature – General

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