Margaret Fuller: Transnational Exchanges (Sept 11-12, 2010)

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Margaret Fuller: Transnational Exchanges


An International Conference to be held at Bangor University, Wales.


Keynote Speakers: Professor Brigitte Bailey (University of New Hampshire) and Professor Susan Manning (University ofEdinburgh)


To mark the bicentenary of Margaret Fuller's birth, we are organising asymposium on transnational exchanges in Fuller's writing, editing and context. A unique thinker, influential journalist, engaging critic and women's rightsadvocate, Fuller was one of the most significant international intellectuals ofthe nineteenth-century: her editorship of the transcendentalist journal the Dial and her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century (1845) pushed the boundaries ofknowledge, philosophy and political thought. In 1846 she also travelled toItaly as a foreign correspondent for the New York Tribune to cover the nascent revolutions, pursuing the transnationalideals fuelled by her classical education in European languages and afascination with cultures, traditions, and identities. Her translations, travel writing and dialogues offer intriguing insights into transatlantic connections and transnational cultural exchanges. Some of the topics might include (but arenot limited to) Margaret Fuller and,


·     Transnational Movements of Culture

·     Travelling Ideas

·     Cosmopolitanism and Internationalism

·     US, Europe and Global Economies

·     Revolutions and International Politics

·     Transatlantic Romanticisms

·     American Empire and European Imperialisms

·     Transnational Women's Writing

·     Sexuality, Gender, Androgyny

·     Translation and Cultural Exchange

·     Travel Writing, Writing Travel

·     Comparative Approaches

·     Dialogues and Experimental Writing


The symposium will be held at Bangor University, Wales on September 11-12, 2010 . Please send a 300 word abstract and a brief biographicaldescription by February 26, 2010 to Carol Tully ( and Justin D. Edwards (