Romantic-Era Women Poets and the Anxiety of Impermanence

Dr. Kate Benzel
UNK Martin Distinguished Professor of English, 308.865.8294

The Explorations Lecture Series 

Dr. Stephen Behrendt

George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
“Losing Oneself in One’s Words: 
Romantic-Era Women Poets and
the Anxiety of Impermanence”

Author of numerous books and articles on British women poets, Dr. Behrendt will speak about Romantic-era women poets who write about (and sometimes to) other women poets about the consequences for themselves (and for women generally) when they opt for professional careers as writers.  Among the poets discussed, Felicia Hemans, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Charlotte Smith, and Mary Robinson will emerge as significant figures in the development of a Romantic aesthetic.

Thursday, February 12 at 4:00 P.M. 
Copeland Hall, Room 140

A reception and book-signing will follow the presentation.

Co-sponsored by the Martin Distinguished Professor in English (Dr. Kathryn Benzel),  Artists and Lecturers, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at UNK