Keynote Speakers

Herbert Tucker is the John C. Coleman Professor of English at the University of Virginia. An eminent scholar of nineteenth-century verse, his books include Tennyson and the Doom of Romanticism (Harvard, 1988), Epic: Britain’s Heroic Muse, 1790-1910 (Oxford, 2008), and A New Companion to Victorian Literature and Culture ( Wiley-Blackwell, 2014). He is also the creator of For Better For Versean interactive digital learning tool for English prosody.

Peter Nicholls is Henry James Professor of English and American Letters at New York University. He has published widely on twentieth-century writing, with books including Ezra Pound: Politics, Economics and Writing (1984), Modernisms: A Literary Guide (2nd. Ed. 2009), George Oppen and the Fate of Modernism (2007), and many articles and essays on literature and theory. He has co-edited a number of volumes, including The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature (2004), Ruskin and Modernism (2001), On Bathos (2010) and How Abstract Is It? Thinking Capital Now (2016). He is currently US associate editor of Textual Practice.