CFP: [Romantic] Ireland And Romanticism

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Dr Jim Kelly
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Despite the breadth of Irish artistic achievement across various media in
the decades surrounding the 1798 Rebellion and 1801 Act of Union, there is
still a comparative lack of sustained analysis of this foundational period
in Irish cultural history. While much critical work has been focused on
individual authors, there has, with notable exceptions, been little
cross-disciplinary work devoted to Irish writing and culture in the
‘Romantic’ period. In particular, Irish links with European literatures and
Irish language productions have been relatively neglected. This collection
seeks to redress this neglect and to complicate and extend our
understanding of Irish cultural development in the eighteenth and
nineteenth centuries.

This collection also aims to investigate the viability of Irish Romanticism
as a structuring category for analysis of cultural productions in this
period. Given the unstable boundaries of both ‘Irish’ and ‘Romanticism’ as
terms, it is hoped that this collection will not only be a valuable
addition to Irish Studies, but also useful to students interested in this
vitally important period in European culture.

Essays are sought on any aspect of Irish culture in the period, although
particular topics for consideration might include:

• Oral literature and Irish Romanticism
• Political languages in Romantic period Ireland
• Gender and Irish Romanticism
• Ireland and fiction after the Union
• The audiences for Irish Romanticism
• Visual culture in the period
• Irish theatre and the Romantic period
• Irish poets and the Romantic canon
• Irish language translations/readings of British/European Romantic texts
• Irish language writing and culture in the period
• Relations between Irish and continental European Romanticism
• Music and Ireland

Proposals of no more than 250 words should be sent to by
February 29th, 2008. The deadline for completed essays of 4000-5000 words
will be the end of September, 2008.

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