CFP: Global Romance (5/15/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Bearden
contact email:

We are seeking paper proposals for a panel entitled "Global Romance" to =
be held at the 2008 Renaissance Society of America Conference in =
Chicago, April 3-5. The panel will be sponsored by the Center for =
Renaissance and Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland, College =
Park, and is organized by Professors Elizabeth Bearden and Gerard =


The romance genre with its vast geographical scope, diverse =
representations of cultural identity, and political, legal, and =
historical topicality, has become a focus of critical interest. We hope =
to gather a group of papers that will represent the rich variety of work =
on this subject and that will speak to the global or transnational =
aspects of early modern romance. How do the formal components of romance =
reflect global systems? How do romancers populate their romance globes? =
How do romances both create and transcend vernaculars through =
composition and translation? Papers with a comparative approach are =
especially encouraged.


Topics might address internationalism and interlace, political romance, =
romance Others, imperial topoi, romance readership and translation, =
transatlantic romance, romance ecologies, the geography of romance, =
romance migrations, romance cosmopolitanism, romance rhetorics, the =
emblematics of romance.


Please, send an abstract of no more than 300 words with your name and =
affiliation to Elizabeth Bearden at the following email address no later =
than May 15. Please, do not attach the abstract; just include it in the =
body of your email.


Elizabeth Bearden

Assistant Professor

Department of English and Comparative Literature

University of Maryland, College Park

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