Coleridge, Romanticism, and the Orient:Cultural Negotiations (16-18 July 2011)

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Kaz Oishi/the JSPS Project Group, “Coleridge and Cultural Negotiations in English Romantic Literature"
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Coleridge, Romanticism, and the Orient:Cultural Negotiations
International Conference, 16-18 July 2011
Kobe Convention Center, Kobe, Japan

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"Coleridge and the Orient" will be a three-day international conference
focusing on Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
Romantic literature, and the Orient.

In the context of post-Saidian criticism, the conference aims to explore
the large, untapped territory of Asia,
the East, and the Orient in the texts of Romantic literature. The
Romantic imagination is enhanced, and yet
sometimes threatened by the presence of the Orient. It reflects
Westerners' ambivalent concerns and cross-cultural
negotiations with the East, and is at times complicated by colonial
anxiety and imperial guilt.

Topics for discussion will range widely to include Coleridge and other
Romantic writers, travel writings,
cross-cultural issues in Romantic Literature, a reconsideration of
Romanticism and Orientalism,
the reception of Coleridge and other Romantic writers in the non-
European context – and much more.
[All papers will be in English.]

Plenary Speakers: Elinor Shaffer, Alan Bewell, Seamus Perry,
Masashi Suzuki, Tim Fulford, Deirdre Coleman

Deadline: please send approximately 400-word paper proposals as an e-
mail attached document to
kaz[at] by 31 January 2011.
Please include your e-mail address and affiliation in your proposal