Georgetown University Schedule
Thursday, September 19, 2019

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12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

linked between all conference sites

Keynote Panel: Ecology and Religion in 19C Literary Studies – Four Case Studies

Gary Handwerk (University of Washington), “Ecologies and Economies of Nature: Malthus and Beyond”
Joshua King (Baylor University), “Christ and Carbon: Earth as Human in Aurora Leigh”
Patrick R. O’Malley (Georgetown University), “New Woman, New Creed: Spiritual Evolution in Sarah Grand’s Heavenly Twins Trilogy”
Emma Mason (University of Warwick), “Divine Pastoral: Wordsworth and the Weak Things of the World”

Georgetown University Schedule
Friday, September 20, 2019

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10:30 a.m. – Noon

Panel #1: Poetics of Earth and World

Moderator: Orring Wang (University of Maryland)
Meredith Martin (Princeton), “Poetry at the Origin of Language”
Michael Tomko (Villanova), “‘So Might I’: Wordsworth’s Vexed Search for a Contemplative Ecology”
Manu Samriti Chander (Rutgers), “Christian Romanticism in Nineteenth-Century British Guiana”

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Panel #2: Nonhuman Encounters

Moderator: Maria Frawley (George Washington University)
Daniel Williams (Bard College), “One Vast Library: Ecology and the Nonhuman Witness”
Gauri Viswanathan (Columbia), “Animal Life and Alternative Religions in Nineteenth-Century Genealogies of Feminism”

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Coffee

3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

linked session with Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University

Roundtable: Poetry, Religion, and Ecology in 19C Studies

Moderator: Nathan K. Hensley (Georgetown)
Manu Samriti Chander (Rutgers)
Meredith Martin (Princeton)
Michael Tomko (Villanova)
Gauri Viswanathan (Columbia)
Daniel Williams (Bard College)

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Reception

 

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