Emily Rohrbach (University of Manchester) will be presenting her paper, ‘Voice and Dispossession: A Comparative Poetics’, at 5.30pm on Tuesday, 8 November 2016. The talk will take place in the Cardiff University’s John Percival Building, Room 2.03, and will be followed by a wine reception.
This talk draws from her current work on voice and dispossession in ‘Gothic’ literatures from Britain and Europe to the Americas, which examines not only to plot elements and themes of dispossessed voices but also aspects of narrative voice that dramatise self-reflexively its own otherness. That otherness concerns less the transcendence or divine quality of poetic inspiration than the imagination of textual circulation and influence in the Romantic period and the nineteenth century on both sides of the Atlantic.
About the speaker
Emily Rohrbach is Lecturer in British Literature, 1750-1820 at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Modernity’s Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation (Fordham UP, 2015) and co-editor of Reading Keats, Thinking Politics, the 50th anniversary issue of the journal Studies in Romanticism.
This paper is co-hosted with the Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Seminar (CRECS).