Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Nagle Goes West, Going Farther Next Time
Chris Nagle recently returned from Albuquerque, where he presented a paper on botany and empire in the work of Ango-Irish Romantic poet Mary Tighe (still, sadly, best known as an important influence on Keats, but a brilliant poet in her own right). The presentation was part of a session entitled "Vegetable Love: Plants and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century" (although he spent most of his time being carnivorous, given the distinctive pleasures of the local cuisine). In addition, Chris served again as an ASECS Graduate Student Caucus mentor this year, and was invited to join the Gay and Lesbian Caucus sessions for next year's meeting in Vancouver. Upon returning, he learned that he will be presenting a paper on the recent film adaptations of Jane Austen at the 2011 MLA convention in L.A.