Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies Conference Schedule
Saturday, September 21, 2019

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University of Washington (PDT) Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University (CDT) Georgetown University (EDT) Lancaster University (BST)
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8:30 a.m

Registration Opens

Seminar Room, Room 125 (bottom floor)

8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m

Panel #6: Victorian Poetry, Ecology, and Religion

Lecture Hall, Room 122 (bottom floor)

Moderator: Lesa Scholl (Kathleen Lumley College)

Christopher Adamson (Emory University), “Nature’s Eschatological Transcendence in Hardy’s ‘Aquae Sulis'”

Melinda Creech (Independent Scholar), “Hopkins and Ecotherapy”

Esther Hu (Boston University), “Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Ecotheological Poetry”

Justin Sider (University of Oklahoma), “Landscapes of Pre-Raphaelite Literalism”

Todd O. Williams (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania), “Strategic Trans-Species Empathy and Divine Mercy in Christina Rossetti’s ‘Brother Bruin'”

11:00 a.m. – Noon

Featured Presentation: “Seasonal Disorder: Temporality, British Romanticism, and Climates of Anxiety”
Dr. Melissa Bailes (Tulane University)

Lecture Hall, Room 122 (bottom floor)

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.


Cox Reception Hall (bottom floor)

1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Panel #7: Imagining and Responding to Natural Disaster

Lecture Hall, Room 122 (bottom floor)

Moderator: Justin Sider (University of Oklahoma)

Thomas Breedlove (Baylor University), “Speaking the World in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man”

Elizabeth Howard (University of Minnesota), “Catastrophic Glories: Natural Disasters and G.M. Hopkins’s Aesthetic Theodicy”

Alicia McCartney (Baylor University), “Shipwreck Ecotheodicy in Wordsworth’s Later Poetry”

Lesa Scholl (Kathleen Lumley College), “Limits of Relief: Alice Meynell and the Messina Earthquake of 1908”

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Panel #8: Transatlantic Ecopoetics and Rhetorics

Lecture Hall, Room 122 (bottom floor)

Moderator: Molly Lewis

Sean Dempsey (University of Arkansas), “Romantic Revisions, Grace, Substance, Soul”

Denae Dyck (University of Victoria), “‘formative energy in the clay’: Creative Wisdom and Ecological Poetics in John Ruskin’s The Queen of the Air”

Susan Oliver (University of Essex), “Curtis’s Botanical Magazine and Romantic Plant Poetry: Seeking Spirituality in Real-Life Flowers”

Rodney Stephens (Howard Payne University), “From Ahab’s Typhoon to Huck’s Summer Storm”

5:30 p.m.

Closing Reception

Cox Reception Hall (bottom floor)