Historical Poetics Now will be held on November 7-10, 2019 at the University of Texas Austin. The Symposium will feature Laura Mandell (Texas A&M) and Ivy Wilson (Northwestern) as keynote speakers.

Built into the schedule on Friday (the second day of the Symposium) is a lunch discussion of a common nineteenth-century text. We will be reading and discussing Mathilde Blind’s stunning poetic response to Darwin, The Ascent of Man (1889; 1899), which can be found here. This 1899 reprint of the text features an introduction from the evolutionary biologist, Alfred R. Wallace.

An official schedule for the Symposium is forthcoming.