Romanticism’s Flâneurs - NeMLA, Boston (deadline 9-30)

full name / name of organization: 
Kellie Donovan-Condron/Babson College
contact email: 
kdonovancondron@babson.edu

Following Benjamin, the flâneur is widely linked with urban spaces of the mid- and late-nineteenth century, but what of those who strolled the streets in the years just before and after the turn of the century? As industrialization began to transform major cities, did these earlier figures have a different relationship with flânerie than their later-century counterparts experienced in more commercialized spaces? Please email 250-500 word abstracts examining Romantic-era flâneurs to Kellie Donovan-Condron (kdonovancondron@babson.edu).

cfp categories: 
romantic