CFP: Romanticism and the Body (2/22/06; ICR, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

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CFP: Romanticism and the Body (2/22/06)

Late 18th-century and early 19th-century romanticism engaged to effect
societal change often first saw itself as having to reclaim or at least
revisit the concept of the body, particularly in response to mind/body
debates of the time. Whether it is Goethe's influential treatment of pain
and catharsis in his essay "On the Laocoon Group," Wordsworth and
Coleridge's emphasis on affect and the ordinary in their Lyrical Ballads, or
the various uses to which natural science and pseudo-science are put in the
works of American writers such as Emerson and Hawthorne, romantic thinkers
confronted problems of art, philosophy, and science as specifically situated
beings. This panel proposes to investigate those thinkers' explorations by
focusing primarily on their imaginings of the body in both their
philosophical and literary texts.

This panel will be proposed as a special session of the International
Conference on Romanticism, taking place November 9th-12th, 2006, at Arizona
State University in Tempe, Arizona. It has not yet been accepted by the

Abstracts of 150 to 200 words may be submitted by February 22, 2006 to

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