Public Lectures by James A.W. Heffernan

"Romantic Ekphrasis," Tenth International Colloquium on Poetics, Columbia University, November 21-22, 1986.

"Byron and the Poetry of Sculpture," Special Session on the Aesthetics of Perception, MLA Convention, New York 1986.

"Wordsworth, Constable, and the Poetics of Chiaroscuro," session on Nineteenth Century Literature and the Other Arts, 1987 MLA Convention in San Francisco.

"Blake's Oothoon: The Dilemmas of Marginality." Annual meeting of the Southeastern Nineteenth Century Studies Association at Georgetown University, April 7-9, 1988.

"Wordsworth, Turner, and the Quest for an ';Original Relation to the Universe.'" Keynote Address at Symposium on Romanticism, Southern Oregon State College, February 22, 1988.

"History and Autobiography: The French Revolution in Wordsworth's Prelude." University of Washington, Seattle, February 23, 1988; the University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2, 1988; Dartmouth Conference on Representations of the French Revolution, July 14, 1989.

"Image and Text in Blake's Visions of the Daughters of Albion." Symposium on English Book Illustration in the European Context, Technische Universitat, Berlin, December 12, 1989.

"Painting against Poetry: Turner's Discourses and the Discourse of Turner's Art." Bucknell Conference on Revolutionary Romanticism, April 6, 1990; Second International Conference on Word and Image in Zurich, August 28, 1990; Skidmore Conference on the Sister Arts and Cultural Studies (featured address), October 20, 1990.

"Romantic Ekphrasis: The Ideology of Transcendence in Wordsworth's ';Peele Castle.'" Annual Conference on Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, Loyola University, New Orleans, April 10-11, 1992.

"Weaving Rape: Ekphrastic Metamorphoses of the Philomela Myth." Visions of Images/ Images of Vision Symposium, University of Turku, Finland, April 22-29, 1992.

"Wordsworth, Turner, and the Quest for an Original Relation to the Universe." University of Vermont, April 7. 1993.

"Entering the Museum of Words: Browning's ';My Last Duchess' and Auden's ';Musee des Beaux Arts.'" Eichstatt International Symposium on New Developments in Ekphrasis and Intermediality, Eichstatt, Germany, May 15, 1993.

"Romantic Ekphrasis." Romantic Seminar at the Harvard Center for Cultural Studies, November 9, 1993.

"Alberti on Apelles: Word and Image in De Pictura." International Society for the Classical Tradition, Session on Art, Boston University, March 8, 1995.

"Monstrous Beauty: Frankenstein, Monstrosity, and Film." University of California, Berkeley, September 28, 1995; University of California, Irvine, October 3, 1995; Middlebury College, December 6, 1995; Fourth Triennial Conference of the International Word and Image Studies Association, Trinity College, Dublin, August 16, 1996. "John Ashbery's Reading of Parmigianino's Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror." The Painted Word: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Influence of the Visual Arts on the Written Word, University of Groningen, Netherlands, 16 November 1995.

"Speaking for Pictures: The Rhetoric of Art Criticism." Keynote address, Conference on Ekphrasis, University of Tel Aviv, Israel, March 11, 1997. "What is Interdisciplinary Study and Why is Everybody Saying All These Wonderful Things About It?" Britsch Lecture, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, March 19, 1997.

"Literacy and Picturacy: How Do We Learn to Read Pictures?" Keynote Address, National Association of Humanities Educators, Provo, Utah, March 20, 1997; Keynote Lecture, Conference on Cultural Functions of Interart Poetics and Practice, University of Lund, Sweden, May 12-14, 2000.

"Hockney Rewrites Hogarth: A Gay Rake Progresses to America." William Hogarth (1697-1764): A Tercentenary Symposium, UCLA, Clark Memorial Library, April 4-5, 1997; William Hogarth and His Times, a conference held at the Paul Mellon Centre, London, 11 Times, Paul Mellon Centre, London, 11 November 1997; Royal College of Art, London, 12 November 1997; Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York, England, November 19, 2002.

"Wordsworth's London: The Imperial Monster," Glasgow University, Glasgow, Scotland, 17 November 1997; Fales Colloquium, New York University, October 26, 1998.

"The Poetry of Robert Browning," Middlebury College, 5 January 1998

"Wordsworth's ';Leveling' Muse in 1798." American Conference on Romanticism, University of Georgia, Athens, Seattle, on March 9, 1998; Georgia, 24 January 1998; at the University of Washington, Princeton University, October 27, 1998; University of Virginia, October 29, 1998.

"Who Needs Rhetoric?" Inaugural lecture as Frederick Sessions Beebe Professor in the Art of Writing." Dartmouth College, October 12, 1998.

"Homer à la Joyce: Leopold Bloom in the Cave of Polyphemos." Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of New England, Dartmouth College, July 15, 1999.

"Love, Death, and Grotesquerie: Beardsley's Illustrations of Wilde and Pope." Annual Hannah Adler Lecture, Skidmore College, November 16, 1999; Representations of Women: Changing Frames from Classicism to Post-Modernism, International Symposium at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany, June 15, 2000;

"Joyce's Merrimanic Heroine: Molly vs. Leopold in Midnight Court," 18th International James Joyce Symposium, Trieste, Italy, June 19, 2002.

"Byron's Don Juan and Stendhal's Julien Sorel," Session on Don Juan and European (Literary) Relations, Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association of America, Chicago, IL, December 27, 1999.

"Speaking for Pictures: Philostratus to Leo Steinberg," Symposium on Writing about Art, Dartmouth College, October 18, 2002.

"Speaking for Pictures: Language and Abstract Art." Opening address, Conference on Ekphrasis and Virtual Spaces through Different Media, Free University of Berlin, Germany, May 8-10, 2003; keynote address for Writing and Seeing: an International Conference on Literature and the Visual Arts, Biblioteca Almeida Garrett/ Galeria do Palácio, Oporto, Portugal, 23-25 October 2003.

"Hospitality and Treachery in Joyce's Ulysses," International James Joyce Symposium," Dublin, Ireland, June 18, 2004.

"Ekphrasis: Art Criticism and the Poetry of Art," Research Seminar in Scandanavian Poetry," Staur Gard AS, Stange, Norway, January 26, 2007.

"Hogarth and Hockney," Interacting with Print Workshop, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, November 9, 2007.

"Cracking the Mirror: Self-Representation in Literature and Art." Iconologia: Symposium on Images in Transdiciplinary Perspective. Queen's University, 16 October 2008; Opening lecture, International Colloquium: Ut Pictura Poesis: Words and Images in Literature and Art, University of Rosario, Argentina, 4 November 2008.

"Cultivating Picturacy: How Do We Learn to Read Pictures?" Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg, PA. October 6, 2008.

"History, Portraiture, Landscape: The Unruly Trio of Reynolds' Discourses," University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Conference on Sir Joshua Reynolds: What's New? 17 September 2010.

"Tracking a Reader: Virginia Woolf's Response to Joyce's Ulysses." University of Milan, Italy Conference on Woolf and Joyce, December 13-14, 2011.

"In Want of a Wife: Romance and Realism in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice." Vermont Humanities Program First Wednesday Lecture, St. Johnsbury Atheneum, 3 October 2012

"Peter Milton's Turn: An American Printmaker Meets the Digital Age," Paul Creative Arts Center, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 9 October 2012.

"Notes toward a Theory of Cinematic Ekphrasis," Keynote Lecture, International Conference: Beyond the Limit of Representation: Cinema and Literature, University of L'Aquila, Italy, 15 November 2012.

"Leopold Bloom: Sensual Cuckold, Heroic Pacifist, Crucified Jew" Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico. June 16 (Bloomsday), 2013.

"Leopold Bloom and his Adulterous Molly: Can this Marriage be Saved?"
Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 16, 2014.