Romantic and Victorian Sessions at #MLA17

The Hoarding is pleased to present its annual list of MLA sessions on Romantic and Victorian literature. If we’ve missed something, let us know in the comments.

Thursday, 5 January

  1. Decentering Victorian Economies
 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 106B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  2. Nineteenth-Century Adaptation and Transmediation: Narrative Boundary Crossings
 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 307, Philadelphia Marriott
  3. Beyond Sympathy: Affect and the Body in Romanticism
 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 104B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Novel Technologies: Victorian (Old and New) Media
 1:45–3:00 p.m., 112A, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Reloading the Romantic Canon: New Texts and Contexts from Godwin, Shelley, and Hazlitt
 1:45–3:00 p.m., 111B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Human-Animal Boundaries in Nineteenth-Century British Literature
 3:30–4:45 p.m., 102B, Pennsylvania Convention Center

110Bookish Histories Thursday, 5 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 104B, Pennsylvania Convention Center

  1. The Brontës beyond the Victorian Era: Intimacy, Distance, and the Boundaries of Modernism
 5:15–6:30 p.m., 105B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Confluent Infections in Victorian Literature
 5:15–6:30 p.m., 102B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  2. Migration and Domesticity in British Romanticism
 5:15–6:30 p.m., 112B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  3. Victorian Screens
 7:00–8:15 p.m., 105B, Pennsylvania Convention Center


Friday, 6 January

  1. Byron and ConsumptionFriday, 6 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 106B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. In Our Time: M. H. Abrams (1912–2015)
 Friday, 6 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 102A, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Pennsylvania and Romanticism
 Friday, 6 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 105A, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Reading Surplus: Population, Biopolitics, and Form in the Nineteenth CenturyFriday, 6 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 110A, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Romanticism and the Longue Durée Friday, 6 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon K, Philadelphia Marriott
  1. Framing the Rape Victim in the Long Nineteenth CenturyFriday, 6 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 112A, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Biographia Literaria at Two HundredFriday, 6 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 106A, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Jane Austen at Two HundredFriday, 6 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 111B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Transformational Conditions: Gender and the Precariousness of Intimacy Friday, 6 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 104B, Pennsylvania Convention Center

421A. Craft and Design in Literary Study: The Legacy of William MorrisFriday, 6 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 202A, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Saturday, 7 January

  1. Dickens and Family?Saturday, 7 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 106B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. John Clare: The One and the ManySaturday, 7 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 104B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Renewing the Network of Digital Nineteenth-Century StudiesSaturday, 7 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Grand Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott
  1. Useful and Beautiful: William Morris and the Art of the BookSaturday, 7 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 112A, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. “Victorian” in a Comparative FieldSaturday, 7 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 109B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Less LifeSaturday, 7 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 111B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Romantics 200: 2017 Reads 1817Saturday, 7 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 110A, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Victorian Fantasies of EmpireSaturday, 7 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 102B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Romanticism UnboundSaturday, 7 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 104A, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  1. Medieval and Victorian TemporalitiesSaturday, 7 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 202A, Pennsylvania Convention Center


Sunday, 8 January

682. Weathering the Nineteenth-Century Novel: Climate, Boundaries, AestheticsSunday, 8 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 404, Philadelphia Marriott

  1. Party Like It’s 1800–99: Reading British Social Gatherings in the Nineteenth CenturySunday, 8 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 112B, Pennsylvania Convention Center

749. Romanticism and the Right to ViolenceSunday, 8 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 401-403, Philadelphia Marriott

  1. Pornographic, Grotesque, Stupid: Rethinking Victorian CharacterSunday, 8 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 203B, Pennsylvania Convention Center



Nineteenth-Century Contexts 39.1

Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Volume 39, Issue 1, February 2017 is now available. The issue contains:




Multi-Media Romanticisms: A Romantic Circles PRAXIS Volume

Romantic Circles has released  Multi-Media Romanticisms, a Volume in its PRAXIS series edited by Andrew Burkett and James Brooke-Smith, which contains:

Romanticism 22.2

The new issue of Romanticism, focused on John Keats, is now available. It contains the following articles:

Richard Cronin, “Keats and the Double Life of Poetry”

Nikki Hessell, “John Keats and Indian Medicine”

Li Ou, “Keats, Sextus Empiricus, and Medicine”

Meiko O’Halloran, “Sage, humanist, and physician to all men: Keats and Romantic Conceptualisations of the Poet”

Gregory Tate, “Keats, Myth, and the Science of Sympathy”

James Robert Allard, “Bureaucracy, Pedagogy, Surgery: Keats, Guy’s, and the ‘Institution’ of Medicine”

Grant F. Scott, “New Severn Watercolours from the Voyage to Italy with Keats”

Stefanie John, “‘Precision Instruments for Dreaming’: Anatomizing Keats in Pauline Stainer’s The Wound-dresser’s Dream


European Romantic Review 27.4

The new issue of ERR, on “Scottish Romanticism,” contains the following articles:

Murray Pittock, “Introduction”

Pauline Mackay, “‘Low, tame, and loathsome ribaldry’: Bawdry in Romantic Scotland”

Murray Pittock, “Thresholds of Memory: Birch and Hawthorn in the Poetry of Robert Burns”

Vivien Estelle Williams, “The Bagpipe and Romanticism: Perceptions of Ossianic ‘Northernness'”

Caroline McCracken-Flesher, “Better than to Arrive: The Last Voyage of Walter Scott, Romantic”

Angela Esterhammer, “John Galt’s The Omen: Interpretation and its Discontents”

The issue features reviews by Jan Plug, Ian Haywood, Jon Mee, Laura White, Tom Mole, Cian Duffy, James H. Donelan, Ashton Nichols, Evan Gottlieb, Bridget Keegan, Gary Kelly, and Cynthia Schoolar Williams.

New Issue of 19 on Victorian Sculpture

Issue 22 (2016) of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century is now available. Issue 22 is titled “Victorian Sculpture” and is guest edited by Angela Dunstan.

From the editor: Victorian sculpture continues to challenge us. Despite Victorian studies’ masterful readings of painting and photography, three-dimensionality demands alternative approaches to appreciate nineteenth-century sculptural aesthetics and its place in Victorian culture. The articles assembled in this issue offer innovative readings of a range of encounters with Victorian sculpture, including the role of classical statuary in Victorian women’s writing; the church sculpture of Nathaniel Hitch; Queen Victoria memorials in New Zealand; imperialism and Henry Hugh Armstead’s Outram Shield; the reflexive influence of Robert Browning’s poetic and sculptural methodologies; the photographic afterlives of Hiram Powers’s Greek Slave; and the influence of chronophotography and motion studies in the movement from neoclassical to modernist sculpture in nineteenth-century Britain. Exhibition curators provide reflections on ‘Curating Victorian Sculpture’ in the second section of the issue, offering new perspectives on sculptors Alfred Drury and John Tweed. The third section, ‘Reviewing “Sculpture Victorious”’, features reviews of each incarnation of the exhibition held at the Yale Center for British Art and at London’s Tate Britain, and David J. Getsy’s afterword considers ‘Victorian Sculpture for the Twenty-First Century’, highlighting the significance of this issue of 19 for the field.

The issue contains:

‘Reading Victorian Sculpture’
Angela Dunstan

Reading Victorian Sculpture
‘Marmoreal Sisterhoods: Classical Statuary in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing’
Patricia Pulham

‘Nathaniel Hitch and the Making of Church Sculpture’
Claire Jones

‘“A token of their love”: Queen Victoria Memorials in New Zealand’
Mark Stocker

‘The Relief of Lucknow: Henry Hugh Armstead’s Outram Shield (c. 1858–62)’
Jason Edwards

‘Robert Browning, “SCULPTOR & poet”’
Vicky Greenaway

‘Photographs of Sculpture: Greek Slave’s “complex polyphony”, 1847–77’
Patrizia Di Bello

‘“A series of surfaces”: The New Sculpture and Cinema’
Rebecca Anne Sheehan

Curating Victorian Sculpture
‘Alfred Drury: The Artist as Curator’
Ben Thomas

‘Exhibiting Victorian Sculpture in Context: Display, Narrative, and Conversation in “John Tweed: Empire Sculptor, Rodin’s Friend”’
Nicola Capon

Reviewing ‘Sculpture Victorious’
‘Review of “Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837–1901” at the Yale Center for British Art, 11 September to 20 November 2014’
Jonathan Shirland

‘Review of “Sculpture Victorious: Art in an Age of Invention, 1837–1901” at Tate Britain, 25 February to 25 May 2015’
Clare Walker Gore

‘Afterword: Victorian Sculpture for the Twenty-First Century’
David J. Getsy

Blackwood’s Bicentenary CFP (Romantic Bicentennials project)

The Hoarding has received notice of an upcoming event to commemorate the bicentennial of Blackwood’s Magazine. “A Blackwood’s Bicentenary: being, 36 Hours of Heady Discourse, Heated Debate, and Ambrosian Nights in Edinburgh,” will take place at the University of Edinburgh from 24-25 July, 2017 as part of the ongoing Romantic Bicentennials series. The full cfp is available here.

Romantic Bicentennials is a collaborative effort of the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Byron Society of America. Commemorative events include annual “core symposia”: last month’s “The Geneva Summer,” 2017’s “Keats’s Emergence as a Poet,” and 2018’s “The Publication of Frankenstein.” Announced “networked events” include symposia on Manfred and the novels of 1817. Check out the full list of events, propose a new event, or follow along with the #romantics200 hashtag.