379. Romantic Realism, Victorian Romance
Sunday, 4 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Independence West, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Division on the Victorian Period and the Division on the English Romantic Period
Presiding: Eileen Gillooly, Columbia Univ.; Maureen Noelle McLane, New York Univ.
Speakers: Ian Duncan, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Mary A. Favret, Indiana Univ., Bloomington; Catherine Mary Robson, New York Univ.; Herbert F. Tucker, Univ. of Virginia
Might Romanticists and Victorianists become one people? The job market asks our younger colleagues to become hybrid Romanticist-Victorianist scholars. Yet crucial aspects of that hybridity have not been explored. Scholars will give five-minute "provocations," address one another on the generic topics of romance and realism, and open the topic for general discussion with the audience.
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