Digital Romanticisms, 22-23 May 2010, U of Tokyo

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Steve Clark, University of Tokyo
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DIGITAL ROMANTICISMS

Conference at Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, May 22-23 2010

The starting-point for the conference is discussion of the changes in the definition and rationale of romantic studies that have occurred due to recent technological innovations. The electronic archive is now in many respects an indispensable tool for researchers in the period; it has transformed, and arguably displaced, traditional methods of investigation and protocols of evidence. This paradigm shift not only has clear and immediate relevance to contemporary modes of reception and criteria of debate at all levels, but has also served retrospectively to reconfigure its object of study. How can romantic studies accommodate such issues as reproducibility, transfer, ownership, access, and dissemination; how might renewed emphasis on the material determinants of information exchange alter both local and general narratives of the period?

Offers of papers on any aspect of the topic and further enquiries to Steve Clark, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, shc100@hotmail.com