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L. to R.: Andrew Kay, Will Porter, Elly Weybright, Gene Stelzig

Three Geneseo English major alumni, all now in graduate programs in English, delivered papers last month at the 2013 International Conference on Romanticism at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. The session, entitled “Versions of Romantic Love,” was organized and chaired by SUNY Geneseo Distinguished Teaching Professor Gene Stelzig.  Andrew Kay, currently finishing his doctoral dissertation at the University of Wisconsin, Madison,  read a paper on “Keats’s Death-Centered Poetics and the Allegory of Reading”; Elly Weybright,  in her second year at the CUNY Graduate Center, read a paper on “Byron’s Hebrew Melodies: Romanticizing an Old Testament Tradition of Love”; and Will Porter, in his first year at Harvard University, read a paper on “The Single Life: Love at Walden Pond.”

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