UPDATE: Global Romance (5/20/07; RSA, 4/3/08-4/5/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Elizabeth Bearden
contact email: 
ebearden@umd.edu

The Deadline for submissions has been extended to May 20.
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 Passanante.=20

 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
20. Please, do not attach the abstract; just include it in the body of =
your email.

 ebearden_at_umd.edu=20

Elizabeth Bearden
Assistant Professor
Department of English and Comparative Literature
University of Maryland, College Park

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