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CFP: Critical Nostalgia (9/15/07; NEMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 7:28pm
Lisa Hinrichsen

Critical Nostalgia
39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 10-13, 2008
Buffalo, New York

This panel seeks to explore literature and theory engaged with =20
questions of nostalgia and to explore how (and if) nostalgia can play =20=

CFP: Romanticism and War (UK) (8/10/07; 9/28/07-9/29/07)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:54pm
Olivia Murphy

The Romantic Realignments Conference 2007

Romanticism and War

A two day conference to be held at the University of Oxford,

28-29 September 2007

Call for papers

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Objections to Objects (6/1/07; ICR, 10/18/07-10/21/07)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:34pm
Sheila Spector

Special Session: Objections to Objects=0D=0A=0D=0AAs indicated by the =
topic of the 2007 ICR conference, Romantic Objects, objects were very =
important in the post-Enlightenment era, advances in science, technolo=
gy and psychology yielding a greater focus on material culture, includ=
ing objects like the body, goals and pursuits in this world, nationali=
sm and the like. Still, there were those who, like Blake, believed tha=
t "Corporeal Friends are Spiritual Enemies," and therefore objected to=
 what they considered to be a misplaced emphasis on objects. In their =
defense, I am soliciting papers for what might be viewed as an antithe=

CFP: The Gothic Body as Romantic Object (6/1/07; ICR, 10/18/07-10/21/07)

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:22pm
Nowell Marshall

CFP: The Gothic Body as Romantic Object (6/1/07; ICR, 10/18/07-10/21/07)
Approved special session for the International Conference on =
Romanticism, Oct. 18-21,2007, Baltimore, MD
Despite recent studies exploring and contesting the canonical division =
between Romanticism and the Gothic, scholars have yet to address the =
central role of the gothic body in Romantic-era texts. From early =
monsters, such as Byron's Giaour, Polidori's vampire, Keats's Lamia, =
Coleridge's Geraldine, Percy Shelley's monster in Julian and Maddalo, =
and Mary Shelley's monster in Frankenstein to the gothic monstrosity of =
Eugenia and the trope of the mad woman in Burney's Camilla and Charlotte =