It will be an exciting time at the Marvell Society’s sessions at this year’s South-Central Renaissance Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, on March 3-5, 2011.
Paper topics will include “An Horation Ode,” “The Mower Against Gardens,” “Mr. Smirke,” “Appleton House.”
We will also have our much-anticipated panel discussion on “The Picture of Little T.C.” The Society will also be treated to talks by Steven Zwicker and Derek Hirst.
The Marvell Society congratulates our president Nigel Smith of Princeton University, whose newly-published biography of Andrew Marvell The Chameleon has already been praised as “staking a substantial claim to the coveted (if always provisional) title of the definitive biography” of Andrew Marvell (Nicholl).
For other accolades, see these reviews:
We look forward to seeing our fellow Marvellians in St. Louis March 3.
Nicholl, Charles. “Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon by Nigel Smith.” Review. The Guardian 6 November 2010. Web. 13 Dec. 2010.
Upcoming sessions for the Spring 2011 conference in St. Louis
- Entry into Service
Steven Zwicker: “Secrecies and Disclosures”
Derek Hirst: “Entry into Service”
- “The Picture of Litte T.C. in a Prospect of Flowers”: A Panel Discussion
George Klawitter: “Little T.C.”: Just an Ekphrastic Poem or Another Political Commentary?
Joan Faust: “‘Carpe ante diem’: Marvell’s ‘The Picture of Little T.C. in a Prospect of Flowers”
Timothy Raylor: “The Socio-Literary Context of Marvell’s ‘The Picture of Little T.C. in a Prospect of Flowers'”
- Marvell in Yorkshire: Hull and Nunappleton
Nigel Smith: “Andrew Marvell and Hull Radicalism”
Julianne Werlin: “Marvell and the Art of Fortification”
Mira Assaf: “‘He Called Us Isrealites’? [sic.]: The Jewish Threat in Andrew Marvell’s ‘Upon Appleton House'”
- New Angles on Marvell’s Lyric Strategies
Kevin Laam: “Andrew Marvell’s Ovidian Consolations”
Emma Wilson: “Looking for Logic in All the Wrong Places: A Quest for Andrew Marvell’s Use of Early Modern Logic in Poetry”
Laurent Curelly: “‘These weeping eyes, those seeing tears’: The Language of Tears in Seventeenth-Century Metaphysical Poetry”
- Marvell in the Revolution: Heroes, Politicians, and Exiles
Christopher Orchard: “‘The Marvel of Peru’: ‘The Mower against Gardens,’ Horticultural Politics and the Legitimacy of the Republic in 1649-1650 England”
reg Miller: “Andrew Marvell, Lyric Vision, and the Heroic: ‘An Horation Ode upon Cromwell’s Return from Ireland’ and ‘On Mr. Milton’s Paradise Lost'”
Ineke Huysman: “A Man with a Mission: Richard Flecknoe in Service of Beatrix de Cusance, Duchess of Lorraine”
- Restoration Marvell
Sean McDowell: “Marvell in the ‘Tiring-room'”
Alex Garganigo: “Marvell as Miltonist”
Brett Hudson: “Competing Idioms: Andrew Marvell’s ‘On Milton’s Paradise Lost’ and the Restoration Reader”
Martin Dzelzainis: “‘The Sport of Bishop Hunting’: Marvell’s Anticlericalism”
Joan Faust, Executive Secretary, Andrew Marvell Society