UMD English at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference

March 14, 2019

During spring break, many current and former (and an incoming) members of the English Department will be participating at the annual American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in Denver, CO. 

The following UMD English members will be participating:

Emilee Durand (PhD student), presenting "'Commencing Merchant': Forms of Feeling and Logics of Capital in Olaudah Equiano's The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano" and on the roundtable, "Ladies Men: Men and Masculinities Constructed by Eighteenth-Century Women"

April Fuller (PhD student), chairing the Graduate Student Caucus panel, “Nutrition and Health in the Long Eighteenth Century”

Kos Pozoukidis (PhD student), presenting “Disastrous Encounters in William Wordsworth’s Simon Lee
 
Mal Haselberger (MA student), presenting "‘Cur[ing] disappointment in love’: Emotional Consumption in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility

Jonathan Williams (PhD '16, assistant professor at Bilkent University), presenting, “What Clichés Can Do: Melancholic Feeling in Thomson’s The Seasons

Andy Black (PhD ' 13, assistant professor at Murray State University), presenting “Attachment, Magnetism, and the Methodists: The Strange Case of the Plain and Easy Road to the Land of Bliss” and “Anti-Methodist Fan Fiction”

Molly Marotta (MA '15, currently in the PhD program at Florida State University), presenting “‘That union of parts’: Museum Building as Nation Building in Barbara Hofland’s Ekphrastic Descriptions in the 1835 Description of the House and Museum of the North Side of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, The Residence of Sir John Soane” and chairing the panel, “Jane of All Trades: Prolific Women of the Long Eighteenth Century”

Dylan Lewis (incoming PhD student), presenting on the roundtable, “Questioning the Canon: Digital Humanities and the Eighteenth-Century Classroom”

Tita Chico (faculty), chairing the "Affective Epistemologies" panel and participant on the roundtable, "Colloquy with Tita Chico on The Experimental Imagination: Literary Knowledge and Science in the British Enlightenment"