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Robert Browning & Victorian Poetry at 200 schedule

Thursday 1st November 2012

  • Welcome

    by Rita S. Patteson

    Welcome and introductory remarks - Rita S. Patteson

    Musical program by Carlos Colon, ABL Artist-in-Residence

    The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Blake Clark, Winner of the 2012 Browning Composition Competition

    Rats!
    A Pleasanter Spot You Never Spied
    Ringing the Bells Till They Rocked the Steeple
    The Children’s Last Retreat

    Blake Clark, conductor
    Laura Onwudinati, clarinet
    Jonathan Pinto, piano
    Sarah Saenz, flute
    Adrienne Steely, cello
    Samantha Wendling, soprano

    At 1:00pm to 1:30pm, Thursday 1st November

    In McLean Foyer of Meditation, Armstrong Browning Library

  • Session One

    by Linda H. Peterson, Kirstie Blair and Joseph Phelan

    Introduction of Speakers - Kirstie Blair

    Browning's Pauline: Making a Poetic Debut - Linda H. Peterson

    Made to match: Alliteration in The Ring and the Book - Joseph Phelan

    At 1:30pm to 3:00pm, Thursday 1st November

    In Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library

    Coverage liveblog

  • Session Two

    by Dianna Vitanza, Linda K. Hughes and Daniel Karlin

    Introduction of Speakers - Dianna Vitanza

    Browning's Archival Imagination - Linda K. Hughes

    Helen's Tower - Daniel Karlin

    At 3:30pm to 5:00pm, Thursday 1st November

    In Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library

    Coverage liveblog

Friday 2nd November 2012

  • Session Three

    by Marjorie Stone, Isobel Armstrong and Kristen Pond

    Introduction of Speakers - Kristen Pond

    Browning, Prismatic Hues, and Victorian Optical Culture - Isobel Armstrong

    "Porphyria's Lover" on YouTube: Erotomania and Ethics in the Psychological Monologue - Marjorie Stone

    At 9:00am to 10:30am, Friday 2nd November

    In Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library

  • Thematic Seminars - Browning's Beginnings and Endings

    by Mary Ellis Gibson

    Discussion led by Mary Ellis Gibson

    Not at Face Value: A Reading of the “Epilogue” to Dramatis Personae
    Richard Gibson, Wheaton College

    From Object to Editor to Collaborator: Pauline and the Evolution of the Muse
    Kathleen McGinty-Johnston, Baylor University

    Browning’s Beginning: Shelley’s Presence in Pauline
    Fern Merrills, University of Sheffield

    Creation and Diminution in Browning’s “The Laboratory”
    Marcus B. Mitchell, Case Western Reserve University

    “Gladness that some end might be”: Seeking an End in “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”
    Lara Rutherford, University of California, Santa Barbara

    In That Shape When You Die It Leaves Your Mouth
    Justin Sider, Yale University

    Heterogeneity and Homogeneity: Normal and Abnormal in Browning’s Picture of Thought
    Stefan Waldschmidt, Duke University

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Friday 2nd November

    In Mary Armstrong Seminar Room, Armstrong Browning Library

  • Thematic Seminars - Browning's Contexts I: History, Science, Religion

    by Kirstie Blair

    Discussion led by Kirstie Blair

    Wrestling with Angels: Browning, the Biologists, and Victorian Material Culture
    Suzanne Bailey, Trent University

    Victorian Neurology, Theories of Attention, and the Feeling of Faith
    Andrew Banghart, Case Western Reserve University

    Browning and Evolution
    Shu-Fang Lai, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan

    “Too big to pass for a dream”?: Browning’s Visionary Realism as Pragmatic Religious Experience
    Yvette Mylett, Loyola Marymount University

    Browning and Religion
    Erin Nerstad, University of Chicago

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Friday 2nd November

    In Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library

  • Thematic Seminars - Browning's Contexts II: Transnational Browning

    by Charles LaPorte

    Discussion led by Charles LaPorte

    Still Strong and Vigorous: Reading Browning in KwaZulu Natal, 1880s
    A. Gabriella Ekman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    The Roman Public Sphere in The Ring and the Book: Browning’s Critique of the Victorian Periodical Press
    Anthony Garcia, Old Dominion University

    Browning, Literary Value, and MacCallum’s Classroom
    Jennifer McDonell, University of New England, Australia

    Browning’s Afterlives: The Case of Mick Imlah
    John Morton, University of Greenwich

    Browning’s Trans-Channel “Soul Talk”: Poetic Form and Political Context
    Julia Saville, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Friday 2nd November

    In Belew Scholars' Room, Armstrong Browning Library

  • Thematic Seminars - The Brownings and Love

    by Erik Gray

    Discussion led by Erik Gray

    “Prison all my soul in eternities of pleasure!”: Browning’s Participation in the Emerging Discourse of
    Sadomasochism
    Marilyn Bloss, University of Memphis

    The Spiritual Ménage à Trois: Browning, Elizabeth, and Julia Wedgwood
    Sue Brown, Independent Scholar

    Extinguishing Speech: Objectifying the Thingness of Love in “Porphyria’s Lover”
    Samantha MacFarlane, University of Victoria

    The Brownings: How Not to Write a Love Sonnet
    Beverly Taylor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Friday 2nd November

    In Elizabeth Barrett Browning Salon, Armstrong Browning Library

  • Thematic Seminars - The Sound of Browning

    by Matthew Campbell

    Discussion led by Matthew Campbell

    Browning’s Ear
    Matthew Campbell, University of York

    Aesthetics of Difficulty: Fractured Syntax in Browning’s Sordello
    Clara Dawson, Durham University

    On the “Insane Attraction” to Ugly Meter
    Summer J. Star, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Melodies Unheard: Sounding Mimesis in “Fra Lippo Lippi”
    Maria Paola Svampa, Columbia University

    Browning’s Echoes
    James Williams, University of York

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Friday 2nd November

    In Hankamer Treasure Room, Armstrong Browning Library

  • Tex-Based Seminars - "Bishop Blougram's Apology"

    by Warwick Slinn

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Friday 2nd November

    In Hankamer Treasure Room, Armstrong Browning Library

  • Text-Based Seminars - "By the Fire-Side"

    by Isobel Armstrong

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Friday 2nd November

    In Mary Armstrong Seminar Room, Armstrong Browning Library

  • Text-Based Seminars - "Guido" (Book V, The Ring and the Book)

    by John Woolford

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Friday 2nd November

    In Belew Scholars' Room, Armstrong Browning Library

  • Text-Based Seminars - "La Saisiaz"

    by Donald S. Hair

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Friday 2nd November

    In Elizabeth Barrett Browning Salon, Armstrong Browning Library

  • Closing Roundtable Discussion - Browning & Victorian Poetry: The State of the Field

    by Clara Dawson and Summer J. Star

    Chaired by Clara Dawson, University of Durham, and
    Summer J. Star, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Andrew Banghart, Case Western Reserve University

    A. Gabriella Ekman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Samantha MacFarlane, University of Victoria

    Yvette Mylett, Loyola Marymount University

    Erin Nerstad, University of Chicago

    Lara Rutherford, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Justin Sider, Yale University

    At 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Friday 2nd November

    In Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library

  • Closing Address

    by Rita S. Patteson and Herbert F. Tucker

    Closing remarks & introduction of speaker - Rita S. Patteson

    Browning in Charm's Way - Herbert F. Tucker

    At 7:45pm to 9:00pm, Friday 2nd November

    In Cox Reception Hall, Armstrong Browning Library