Thursday, 7 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 619, WSCC
A special session
Presiding: Rivka Swenson, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
Rivka Swenson's Annotation:Papers emphasizing what was "neo" about long 18th-century British literary neoclassicism: surprising adoptions, adaptations, appropriations of Classical sources, precepts, politics, aesthetics, civics/ethics, pedagogy.
1. "Horatian Imitation and the Problem of Christian Coherence: Young's Love of Fame: The Universal Passion as an Experiment in Harnessing Vanity (Pride) for the Greater Good," Anna Foy, Univ. of Pennsylvania
2. "Making the Revolutionary Hero: British Representations of Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius in the 1790s," Anna Deters, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
3. "'Bearing Their Conquered Household Gods': Unsettling the Relation between Epic and Neoclassicism," Charlotte Sacks Sussman, Duke Univ.
4. "Alexander Pope's Innovations in Literary Orientalism," Matthew Reilly, Univ. of Texas, Austin
Responding: Catherine Elizabeth Ingrassia, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory
British Literature – Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century