Looking for Panelists: "International Romantic Melancholy"; PAC (11-13 March 2010)

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Kathleen Beres Rogers, Dept. of English, The College of Charleston
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I'm looking to put together a panel at the Philological Association of the Carolinas conference, held here in beautiful Charleston, SC, March 11-13, 2010 (see original cfp: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/34343).
Melancholy has long been studied as part of a British Romantic tradition--one need only think of Adonais, Manfred, and a host of solitary Romantic individuals--but under-studied in an international context. How do other "Romanticisms" value the melancholy individual, or even melancholy as a concept? How do continental philosophies and/or cultural influences shape "melancholy"? Or, on a broader level, how does an international approach change or complicate accepted anglophone definitions of Romanticism?
Please email your proposals, a brief abstract, and your c.v. to rogerskb@cofc.edu by November 5, 2009.