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Digital Pagans Suckled in a Creed Outworn

“The world is too much with us,” Wordsworth laments at the outset of one of his well-known sonnets. For literary scholars, especially those who study Wordsworth and his contemporaries, the complaint is a familiar one: “we lay waste our powers;— / Little we see in Nature that is ours; / We have given our hearts … Continue reading

Call for Papers – 2013 MVSA Conference, “Victorian Belief/Victorian Doubt”

Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) Call for Papers – 2013 Conference, “Victorian Belief/Victorian Doubt,” April 12-14, Cleveland, Ohio For our 2013 conference we invite presentations, panels, and entertainments from scholars of art, music, history, history of science, and literature on topics related to Victorian belief and doubt. These could include religions, superstitions, and convictions of … Continue reading

Boulder Papers

Previous posts in Reason & Romanticism have toed the line between blog entry and academic paper, but this one stands squarely in the category of the former. Last night I returned from a five-day stay in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, where I attended the 20th annual British Women Writers Conference. It was my first conference presentation … Continue reading

Call for Papers – Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle

Edited Collection CFP: Pedagogies of the End: Teaching and Knowledge at the Fin de Siècle Co-Editors: Dan Bivona, Arizona State University; and Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville This collection explores a possible relationship between the fin in the fin de siècle (the turn of the nineteenth century) and pedagogy. We welcome essays about … Continue reading

Cheaters Never Prosper

Chronicle writer Marc Perry’s “NYU Prof Vows Never to Probe Cheating Again—and Faces a Backlash” will certainly elicit polarized reactions (as it already has in the comments section), but it’s imperative that humanities educators, especially those who teach writing-intensive courses, recognize that dealing with cheating/plagiarism can be a huge time-suck and can lead to a hostile … Continue reading

Conference Calls

Today’s offerings on Inside Higher Ed include the straightforwardly titled “End Large Conferences,” which Rob Weir opens in a similarly unequivocal fashion:  “I’ll play Marc Antony. I have not come to praise large conferences, but to bury them. It is my opinion that mega humanities conferences are way past their sell-by date. For senior faculty … Continue reading

Novel Ideas: Modern Musings on the Long Nineteenth Century – A Blog In-the-Making

Dear Reader, I, Sassy Jane, bid you welcome to Novel Ideas: Modern Musings on the Long Nineteenth Century. As the Novel Ideas publicist extraordinaire, I write this post on behalf of the editors, who are in the process of moving their intellectual headquarters to Columbus, Ohio; once acclimated to their new habitats, they will sharpen their … Continue reading

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