Speakers and topics now confirmed for the Thomas de Quincey conference

de Quincey

The Jerwood Centre at The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, 13–14 May 2022

Goda Bulybenko:    De Quincey’s Confessions: discovery of the modern self through the reshaping of a classical pattern of autobiography.    Independent
Andrew Chang:    Constructing into a Regular Narrative: Opium Stories and Imperial Perspectives in Confessions of an English Opium Eater (1822) and The Moonstone (1868).    University of Chicago
Benjamin Colbert:    “The Glory of Motion”: De Quincey and Acceleration.    University of Wolverhampton
Claire Connolly:    Rough Irish Locomotion.    University College Cork
Daniel Cook:    Arrayed for Mutual Slaughter: Warfare and Moral Action in De Quincey’s Autobiographical Writings.    Saginaw Valley University
Neşe Devenot:   Marcus Clarke and the Legacy of De Quincey's Self-Experimental Drug Writing.    University of Cincinnati
Nick Dodd:    De Quincey’s co-ontological sleep: Elektra’s kindness as a way beyond ‘dog sleep’ and nightmare.    Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Hannah Donovan:    Embodied Dreaming in Confessions of an English Opium Eater.    Queen Mary University of London
Humberto Garcia:    The Unsightly Spectacle of “Poor Houseless Wanderers”: De Quincey’s Confessions the Malaysian Sailor and Vagrancy.    University of California, Merced
Jocelyn Godiveau:    The Brotherhood of the Cursed: Thomas de Quincey seen by Charles Baudelaire.    Université Catholique de l’Ouest – Angers
Felicity James:    Fountains and Night Fears: Lamb, De Quincey, and childhood in the London Magazine.    University of Leicester
Zahra Kandeh Kar:    Where Did Wordsworth Bury His Parents in The Prelude?    Haute Alsace University
Peter Kitson:    De Quincey’s Confessions, Addiction, and the Opium Wars with China.    University of East Anglia
Margaret Lehmann:    De Quincey: Dreams as a Palimpsest.   University of Chicago
Roisin McCloskey:    La Douleur Exquise: De Quincey’s Addiction Narrative in light of the themes of Guilt and the Gothic Self.    Independent
Tim Milnes:    Awful Parenthesis: De Quincey, Horror, and Transcendental Idealism.    University of Edinburgh
Jane Moore:    The Musical Prose of Thomas De Quincey.    Cardiff University
Robert Morrison:    Keynote: title tbd.    Bath Spa University / British Academy
Adam Neikirk:    “New Eyes / New I’d”: Escapism, Subjectivity and the Literary Personae of Lamb, Coleridge, and De Quincey.    University of Essex
Markus Poetzsch:    Negotiating ‘Felicitous Space’: De Quincey at His Sister’s Bedside.    Wilfrid Laurier University
Daniel S. Roberts:    “The spotless beauty, and the ideal proportions of some Greek statue”: Hartleyan influence in De Quincey’s aesthetic theory.    Queen’s University Belfast
Margaret Russett:    Keynote: Sympathy, Syncope, Suspension: De Quincey’s Virtual Reality.    University of Southern California
Eloise Scott:    Through the mighty labyrinths of London’: Retracing the Thread of De Quincey’s Labyrinthine Narratives.    Northumbria University
Jenny Sullivan:    “Innumerable Faces”: The Facial Sublime and Ethical Responsibility in De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium Eater.    Queen's University
Jean-Christophe Valtat:    The Profane Illuminations of Thomas De Quincey.    Université Paul Valery-Montpellier III, RIRRA

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