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William Galperin

William Galperin Professor Galperin has examined the relationship of canonical Romantic writing to both contemporaneous and contiguous developments in British literature and culture, beginning with his first book, Revision and Authority in Wordsworth: The Interpretation of a Career (1989). His study of Wordsworth explores the relationship between the poetry of Wordsworth’s so-called “great decade” and the poet’s middle and later poetry, showing how the later poetry, far from an anticlimax, represents a sharply critical engagement with the poet’s overtly Romantic writings and the hierarchies they install. In a similar vein, his second book, The Return of the Visible in British Romanticism (1993), demonstrates the extent to which Romantic culture was less a movement in the sway of a single or dominant ideology than a site of competing ideologies. Professor Galperin’s most recent book, The Historical Austen (2003) extends his effort to identify an expanded Romanticism by engaging the. The largest of this study's concerns, particularly in its reconception of Romantic-period writing, involves the development of the novel itself, whose progress to realism is complicated by the possible worlds that animate the otherwise probable world that Austen's fiction is generally thought to serve. Professor Galperin is currently at work on a related project tentatively titled "The History of Missed Opportunities: Romanticism and the Emergence of the Everyday".

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23 Sep 2019, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Cooperation Across Domains Working Group Meeting
25 Sep 2019, 04:30PM - 06:30PM
Pragmatism Working Group Meeting
  Discussion of selections from Thomas Alexander’s The Human Eros (2013)   About The Human Eros: “The Huma...
27 Sep 2019, 04:00AM - 06:00PM
Hearing Out There: The James Brandon Lewis Trio in Conversation and Performance  

The James Brandon Lewis Trio

The James Brandon Lewis Trio

30 Sep 2019, 01:30PM - 03:30PM
Aesthetics Working Group Meeting
Art and aesthetics, a working group sponsored by the CCA and led by Nancy Yousef (in English) and Elisabeth Camp (i...
02 Oct 2019, 12:00PM - 03:00PM
CCA Main Seminar Series on the University and its Public Worlds
  CCA Main Seminar series on the University and its Public Worlds. Open to the public. Lunch served beforehand; re...
08 Oct 2019, 05:00PM - 07:00PM
Pragmatism Working Group Meeting
Discussion of selections from Inventing the Modern Self and John Dewey: Modernities and the Traveling of Pragmatism in E...