Climate as Signifier in Reconstruction-era Poems

Elizabeth Renker

Ohio State University

Elizabeth Renker is Professor of English at The Ohio State University. She is the author of the forthcoming Realist Poetics in American Culture, 1866-1911 (Oxford UP, 2018); The Origins of American Literature Studies: An Institutional History (Cambridge, 2007); and Strike Through the Mask: Herman Melville and the Scene of Writing (Johns Hopkins, 1996) as well as an array of articles on topics including poetry and poetics; disciplinary and curricular history; the post-Civil War period; and Herman Melville.


This session explores five different approaches to "climate" as they inform intersecting subfields across Americanist scholarship. These presentations will be both informative and provocative. Our five panelists represent... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Elizabeth Renker (Ohio State University)

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P60 » Negotiating Climates (08:30 - Saturday, 24th March, Fiesta I-II)

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