Time and the Sublime around 1800
For a special session proposal for MLA 2014 (Chicago, Jan. 9-12). Seeking proposals for innovative presentations on temporalities in any national literature/culture in the decades surrounding 1800, with special interest in the sublime or other elements of Romantic aesthetics. Topics might include but are not limited to revolutionary time in France or Haiti, time and trauma, queering Romantic senses of time, exceptionalist temporality and American expansionism, kairos and British imperialism, the temporality of the Romantic artist. In keeping with the topic of this proposal and the presidential theme for 2014 ("Vulnerable Times"), this session seeks brief (5-10 minute) talks in innovative styles such as PechaKucha or Lightning Short (proposals for other brief formats are also welcome). Please send a proposal describing both proposed content and format, with a short CV, by March 15 to Angela Vietto .