The Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) 2011 conference "Speaking Nature" will take place next week at Pitzer College, in Claremont, California. Registration is now open. Please check the the conference website for the program and further details: http://www.pitzer.edu/incs/ Keynotes and featured presentations include:
Reading by Anca Vlasopolos, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Wayne State University, From the "Isles of the Blessed" (Thursday, March 31)
Talk by Laura Skandera Trombley, President of Pitzer College (Friday, April 1), "Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them": Mark Twain's America"
Talk by Robert Polhemus, Professor Emeritus of English, Stanford University (Friday, April 1), "God Defying in Paint and Poetry: the 'Speaking Nature' of Orozco's Prometheus
and Shelley's Prometheus Unbound"
Talk by James Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California (Friday April 1), "The Laborious Construction of the Natural Child"
Talk by Harriet Ritvo, Arthur J. Conner Professor of History, Massachusetts, Institute of Technology (Saturday, April 2)
Roundtable: Sustaining the Profession (Saturday, April 2), James Kincaid, Teresa Mangum, Helena Michie, Susan Morgan, Deborah Denenholz Morse, Robert Polhemus, and Harriet Ritvo