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241. Accessing Romanticism through Atlantic Slavery: Period, Archive, Memory, Scholarship

Wednesday, 4 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Beacon D, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Joel Frederic Pace, Univ. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Speakers: Joselyn M. Almeida, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst; Frances Botkin, Towson Univ.; Misty Gonzales, Univ. of Glasgow; Lucia Hodgson, Texas A&M Univ., College Station; Frank Lumsden, Charles Town, Jamaica; Denys Van Renen, Univ. of Nebraska, Kearney; Paul Youngquist, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

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Session Description:

As transatlantic has emerged as an operative adjective in academic discourse, Romanticism has surfaced as a site of contestation, exchange, and innovation. This roundtable will position Romanticism as a set of cultural productions created through the roots and routes of Atlantic slavery as a way to focus a broader conversation about current academic trends, methodologies, and opportunities.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • American Literature – Before 1900

  • British Literature – Nineteenth Century

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