As a New Year’s treat, here at the K-SAA we always look forward to the Modern Language Association’s annual convention. This year, the 2021 convention will be held online from 7th – 10th January. We know our readers wouldn’t want to miss a Romanticism-related panel so we decided to put together a list of all the panels you may be interested in attending!
The K-SAA panel at MLA 2021 is 488 Public Romanticisms on Saturday 9 January, 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM (EST).
Editing in End Times, Leila Walker, Queens C, City U of New York
Romanticism and Twenty-First-Century Public Humanities: A Revolutionary Embrace of Public Education, Lissette Lopez Szwydky, U of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Crip Politics; or, Being Crip in Public, Travis Lau, Kenyon C
Also running on Saturday 9 January 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EST) are the Annual K-SAA Awards Celebrations, which will be held virtually.
We will be honoring the K-SAA 2020 Distinguished Scholars Angela Esterhammer and Orrin N. C. Wang this year, along with the winners of the 2020 Essay Prize and the Pforzheimer Research Grants. Registration for the gathering will be available very soon.
See a list of previous winners here.
The following panel is sponsored by the K-SAA Outreach Committee:
662 – Intimacies as Method in the Long Nineteenth Century, Sunday, 10 January, 8:30 PM – 9:45 PM
Lisa Lowe, Yale U
‘Ameliorating the Situation’? Sex and Colonial Education in The Woman of Colour, Kristina Huang, U of Wisconsin, Madison
How to Read Archives of Replacement in the Nineteenth-Century Caribbean, Catherine Peters, Harvard U
Other panels on Romanticism at MLA 2021:
125 – Troubling Entanglements, Thursday 7 January 2021, 3:00 PM- 4:45 PM
Mario Ortiz-Robles, U of Wisconsin, Madison
Insect Poetics: Romanticism, Entanglement, and Entomology, Michael Nicholson, McGill U
The Horror of Interdependency in Byron’s ‘Darkness’ and Mary Shelley’s The Last Man, Sydney Lane, U of California, Santa Barbara
243 – Some Environmental Approaches to John Clare, Friday 8 January 2021, 12:00 PM-1:15 PM
James C. McKusick, U of Missouri, Kansas City
The Burkean Habitat in John Clare’s ‘The Mouse’s Nest’, Effie Gianitsos, Syracuse U
John Clare’s Ecological Poetics, Lauren Cooper, Syracuse U
John Clare in Neon: Environmental Crisis and the Poetics of the Field, Jayme Collins, Northwestern U
338 – Romantic Futures, Friday 8 January 2021, 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Panelists discuss the possible futures of Romantic studies, directions the field appears to be taking, and imaginable positive and negative impacts of current trends. Short position papers that provoke and stimulate discussion allow for a collaborative imagining of where to go from here and how to intervene in or shape the field for immediate and long-term effects.
Elizabeth Fay, U of Massachusetts, Boston
Orrin N. C. Wang, U of Maryland, College Park
Manu Samriti Chander, Rutgers U, Newark
Colin Jager, Rutgers U, New Brunswick
Atesede Makonnen, Johns Hopkins U, MD
Yoon Sun Lee, Wellesley C
Elizabeth Effinger, U of New Brunswick, Fredericton
384 – Shelley’s Defense of Poetry at Two Hundred, Saturday 9 January, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM
Nancy Yousef, Rutgers U, New Brunswick
Christopher Nealon, Johns Hopkins U, MD
516 – Romanticism and Wilderness, Saturday, 9 January, 10:15 PM – 11:30 PM
Charles Waite Mahoney, U of Connecticut, Storrs
Picturesque Wilderness and the Human Problem, Markus Poetzsch, Wilfrid Laurier U
A Local Habitation, Not a Name: The Preservation of Wildness in Wordsworth’s Poems on the Naming of Places, Cassandra Falke, Arctic U of Norway
Walter Scott’s Wilderness Borders, Kyle McAuley, Seton Hall U
The Rewilding of Dorothy Wordsworth, Lisa Vargo, U of Saskatchewan
702 – Byron in 1821: A Retrospective, Sunday 10 January, 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
Omar F. Miranda; U of San Francisco
Animality, Natural History, and a Posthumanist Self-Critique in Byron’s Cain, Rajarshi Banerjee, Western U
1821: Byron’s Repository of Shame, Marc Gotthardt, U of Cambridge
Marino Faliero and The Two Foscari: Repeopling the Past, Present, and Future, Peter J. Manning, Stony Brook U, State U of New York
X-Files: Phillis Wheatley, Angelic Aliens, and the Case of Blackness in Byron’s Cain and Heaven and Earth, Chris Washington, Francis Marion U