NASSR/BARS Joint Conference 2022 - New Romanticisms - Call for Papers
Tuesday 2nd - Friday 5th August 2022
'New Romanticisms' invites explorations of both the concept of newness in and about the Romantic period and new approaches to Romantic Studies today. The title for the conference also plays on the term 'New Romantics', referring to post-punk bands of the late 1970s and 1980s influenced by Romantic-period aesthetics, especially 'dandy' fashions (roughly equivalent to 'new wave' artists in America). The conference organisers are therefore particularly interested in responses to the call for papers which think about Romantic legacies and receptions in music, theatre, pop culture, and beyond. We would also welcome areas of research distinct from literary and cultural studies, which might include, but is not limited to: art history, material culture, cultural heritage, public engagement, and knowledge exchange.
This conference has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic and, therefore, its focus on the new feels more urgent than ever. What does it mean to study Romanticism today? How can Romantic Studies appropriately and effectively respond to current debates about the relevance and future of Higher Education, social justice, climate change, and contemporary culture more generally? Papers reflecting on the pressures on research, teaching, and service intra- or post-pandemic are particularly welcome. The conference aims to be an open, inclusive, accessible, and diverse space for the discussion of newness in Romantic Studies and its legacies and impact today.
The conference will take place in hybrid format, with physical panels, keynotes, and workshops, also available in digital format, taking best practice from online events into the running of the joint conference.
The physical event will take place at Edge Hill University, with Thursday 4th August devoted to an exploration of Liverpool and its Romantic history and legacies. As Liverpool was a hub for both advocates of slavery and abolitionists, as well as radical political agitation more generally from Dissenters to Chartists, papers which respond to the history of slavery and abolition, maritime and radical cultures, and the wider significance of England's North-West on the Romantic period, will also be welcome.
Please submit abstracts of 250 words, panel proposals of 750 words (including details of individual papers plus a rationale for the panel), or innovative presentation formats of 500 words (including, for example, poster presentations, pedagogical workshops, salons, and dramatic and/or musical performance pieces) to [email protected]
Please include an indication of whether your presentation / panel / innovative presentation format is intended to be hosted online (and asynchronous or synchronous).
Deadline: 13th December 2021WHENAugust 02, 2022 at 6:00am - August 05, 2022 at 6:00amWHEREEdge Hill University
St Helens Rd
Ormskirk, England L39 4QP
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The notion of bonds has always had particular significance in Charleston, South Carolina, a city that bears the scars of being the capital of the American slave trade: in fact, forty percent of the enslaved Africans brought into the United States passed through Charleston’s harbor. For this reason, the International African American museum will open here in 2022, allowing for people across the world to rediscover their own histories and family connections.
Of course, bonds were also severely tested in 2020 in the wake of COVID-19 and the cancellation of many events, including our own conference; this is a chance for us to reestablish bonds—connections—with one another. We also interrogate our connections to our historical past, connections made clear by the racial trauma brought to light by the murder of George Floyd and subsequent BLM marches all over the world. Bonds can bring us together but, just as easily, pull us apart, and we look forward to exploring what this might mean to the traditionally termed Romantic era. The conference theme is intended to accommodate a wide range of papers across such disciplines as art history, cultural history, literary studies, musicology, anthropology, and philosophy. ICR prizes interdisciplinarity and comparatist approaches, and we welcome work in American and global literatures.
For full CFP and other details, please visit https://icrchas2021.wordpress.com/WHENOctober 14, 2021 at 8:00am - October 16, 2021 at 8:00am
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Frederick Burwick | English Dept. | UCLA | Los Angeles, CA | USA 90024
Regina Hewitt | English Dept. | University of South Florida | Tampa, FL | USA 33620
Benjamin Colbert | Department of Humanities| Housman Bldg. | University of Wolverhampton | Camp St. | Wolverhampton | WV1 1AD UK
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I'm presently working on a project titled _Romanticism's Foreign Bodies_. This study takes its cue from questions surrounding prophetic embodiment that I could only lightly touch on in my last book, _Romantic Prophecy and the Resistance to Historicism_ (U of Toronto Press, 2016). I am interested in how the body becomes “foreign,” both culturally and biologically, in the period. In cultural terms, I'm concerned with how Christian, especially Millenarian, sects develop a strange kind of Philo-Semitism insofar as the “conversion of the Jews” marks a key moment in the prophetic calendar. This attraction to Judaism (which is really, of course, a desire for its elimination) inspires a complex attitude toward cultural integration that has the paradoxical effect of stressing the physiological difference of Jewish from non-Jewish people. In this connection I turn to William Blake's _Jerusalem_ and Maria Edgeworth's _Harrington_. The project's other strand focuses on the medical context and how advances in physiology, neurology, and anatomy in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, sciences that seem to simplify and quantify the body, reveal, instead, what Richard Sha has recently called the “physiological imagination.” Focusing on states of exceptional feeling that complicate simple mind-body dualisms, I am currently working on three topics: Mary Wollstonecraft's _The Wrongs of Woman_ and phantom limb pain; Joanna Baillie and the dissection of the passions in her _Plays on the Passions_; and Wordsworth's dislocation of affect in _The Prelude_.