Filed under Romanticism

MLA 08 Panel Report III – Roundtable on Electronic Editions and Archives of Poetry

   Monday, 29 December 520. Roundtable on Electronic Editions and Archives of Poetry 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Continental 1–2, Hilton Program arranged by the Division on Poetry Presiding: Cristanne Miller, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York Speakers: Michael S. Hennessey, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Joseph Foster Loewenstein, Washington Univ.; Jerome J. McGann, Univ. of Virginia; … Continue reading

Literature Compass March Issue – Keywords

The March issue of Literature Compass is now available here! Here is a keyword stream for this issue: Modern American Fiction, Digital Scholarship, Celia Fiennes, Uses of Antiquity, Monsters and the Exotic, Elizabethan Landscape, Tudor Coronation Ceremonies, Pfau, Wordsworth, and Hegel, James Woodhouse, Donne’s Letters, Anne, Lady Halkett, the Early Modern Boy-Actress, Shakespeare and Narrative, … Continue reading

Call for Papers: 2009 Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference – “Breaking Down Barriers”

The first Compass Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference, to be held in October 2009, aims to help break academic boundaries – within and between disciplines, between theory and practice, approaches and methodologies – by providing a space for multi- and cross-disciplinary review on the theme of “Breaking Down Barriers“. Abstracts are invited for survey/review papers from the … Continue reading

‘Towards a Taxonomy of Transatlantic Romanticism(s)’ – FREELY AVAILABLE!

We’re very pleased to announce that ‘Towards a Taxonomy of Transatlantic Romanticism(s)’, a potentially groundbreaking article by Joel Pace, is now FREELY AVAILABLE online for 30 days! To read the article just click on the link below: ‘Towards a Taxonomy of Transatlantic Romanticism(s)‘ by Joel Pace (University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire) Elizabeth Fay, Romanticism … Continue reading

PANEL REPORTS: (Trans)National Identities – Reimagining Communities, CISR/NASSR conference, Bologna, March 12-15, 2008

Photo: Left>Right – Kelvin Everest, Carlo Bajetta, Stuart Curran and Paul Chirico. We are very pleased to present the following panel reports from the recent (Trans)National Identities – Reimagining Communities, CISR/NASSR conference, held in Bologna, March 12-15, 2008. Carlo Bajetta provides an overview of the double sesssion he organized on ‘Editing Romantic Texts in a … Continue reading

Report II: (Trans)National Identities – Reimagining Communities, CISR/NASSR conference, Bologna, March 12-15, 2008

Image: The Ecstasis of St. Cecilia, Raphael (1514) (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Guest Post: Eric Gidal (University of Iowa) It will be difficult for me to convey adequately the intellectual, culinary, cultural, and scenic delights provided to participants in this international conference. I might begin by noting the generous hospitality and mentioning the opening welcomes provided … Continue reading

(Trans)National Identities – Reimagining Communities, CISR/NASSR conference, Bologna, March 12-15, 2008

Guest Post: Lilla Maria Crisafulli (Director, The Interdisciplinary Centre for Romantic Studies) and Diego Saglia (University of Parma) If today’s world is one in which boundaries and identities are in constant flux, a crucial phase in the cultural and historical definition of this contemporary phenomenon was the Romantic period that was the specific area of … Continue reading

Literature Compass 2007 Graduate Essay Prize – Shakespeare

We’re pleased to be able to finally announce that the winner of the 2007 Literature Compass Graduate Essay Prize, Shakespeare section, is: ‘Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Post-Reformation Desire’ by Patricia Marchesi (University of Colorado, Boulder) The final results are listed below (also available as a PDF). Winners and runners-up will be published in Literature Compass over the … Continue reading

The Carlyle Letters Online

Guest Post: Brent E. Kinser (Western Carolina University), Coordinating Editor, The Carlyle Letters Online  First, I appreciate the opportunity to post this introduction to The Carlyle Letters Online ( for Wiley-Blackwell’s Literature Compass Blog. Without spending too much time reiterating the history of the project, which is readily available at, I will briefly introduce … Continue reading

2007 MLA Convention – Digital Perspectives

Photo: ‘Cloud Gate‘ sculpture, more popularly known as ‘The Bean’, in Millennium Park, Chicago. ———- The MLA this year as usual provided many opportunities to meet, discuss with, listen to and be challenged by the scholarly community and the rich variety of work in progress. With Literature Compass in mind, I was particularly interested to … Continue reading

Literature Compass MLA Panel & Pre-MLA Round-Up

All MLA attendees are warmly invited to the Literature Compass panel at this year’s conference, organised and chaired by our 18th Century Section Editor, Cynthia Wall and including our Editor-in-Chief Peter Brown on the panel. The session will also be recorded and made available available via the Compass website after the conference. It would be … Continue reading

Life and Work of Charlotte Turner Smith

An interview with Literature Compass editorial board member, Jacqueline Labbe, on the life and work of Charlotte Turner Smith is currently available on YouTube! The interview is in three parts: Part One Two Three ———-  Jacqueline Labbe is the author of Literature Compass article, ‘Communities: Mary Robinson, Charlotte Smith, Anna Letitia Barbauld, and Romanticism‘, Literature … Continue reading

Compass Teaching Guides Live!

The first pedagogy supplements which accompany selected Literature Compass articles have just gone live! These Teaching Guides have been drafted by the authors of the original articles and are completely free. The pilot Teaching Guides are: Teaching Guide for: Alfred the Great’s Boethius – Nicole Guenther Discenza (University of South Florida) Teaching Guide for: Jane Austen … Continue reading