I study poetry during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in England. With a focus on women writers, my dissertation offers a new literary history of the “sister arts” of poetry and painting during this period. My project examines the gendered conventions of the sister arts and explores how poets represent the competition between verbal expression and visual composition in terms of gender, sexuality, and desire. You can view my CV on my website: www.lauramtallon.com.
Ph.D. in English and American Literature, Boston University, expected May 2016
M.A. in English and American Literature, Boston University, 2010
B.A. in English and American Literature, Studio Art Minor, Mount Holyoke College, 2009
“Ekphrasis and Gender in Anne Finch’s Longleat Poems,” Eighteenth-Century Life (forthcoming).
“Friendship, better than a Muse, inspires”: Anna Letitia Barbauld Claims the Sister Arts for Female Friendship. American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Los Angeles, March 19-22, 2015.
“The ‘embosom’d image’ and the Elegiac Sister Arts in the Poetry of Anna Seward,” Harvard Humanities Seminar on Eighteenth-Century Studies’ “New Eyes on the Eighteenth Century” Dinner Symposium, December 2014.
“Performative Movements: Keats, Poetry, and Gender.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. Boston University, August 8-11, 2013.
“Collapsing Identity: The Figure of Mary in the Poetry of John Clare.” International Conference on Romanticism. Arizona State University, November 8-11, 2012
“Mary, Mother of Gothic: Catholic iconography and the threat of female sexuality in The Monk and Lady Audley’s Secret.” Chair of a panel on Gender and Sexuality in Gothic Literature. Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference, Boston, MA, April 14, 2012
WR 100: Writing Seminar: “Blurred Boundaries in Romantic Poetry” (Fall 2015)
WR 150: Writing and Research Seminar: “Poetry of the Romantic Period” (Spring 2015)
EN 164: Readings in Shakespeare (Spring 2014)
EN 141: Fiction: “Mind vs. Matter” (Fall 2013)
EN 142: Introduction to Poetry (Spring 2013)
EN 142: Introduction to Poetry (Fall 2012)
WR 150: Writing and Research Seminar: “Revenge in Literature” (Spring 2012)
WR 100: Writing Seminar: “Revenge in Literature” (Fall 2011)
EN 142: Introduction to Poetry (Fall 2010)
EN 545: The Nineteenth-Century American Novel (Spring 2011 with Prof. Howell)
EN 545: The Nineteenth-Century American Novel (Spring 2010 with Prof. Otten)