In April we decided not to hold a public session and met in Belmar, New Jersey to talk about the theme and form of Madness. Eliza Richards and Max Cavitch led the discussion, and we also continued to debrief about the Chicago conference and upcoming events.

Texts for the morning discussion:

Jones Very, selections

Richard Nisbett, “The Notioniad”

Christopher Smart, “Jubilate Agno”

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Locksley Hall” (1842) and “Maud” (1855)

John Clare, “To Mary” and “The Humble Bee

For the afternoon:

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh