CFP: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis (UK) (3/17/06; 6/23/06-6/27/06)

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Dr Richard Marggraf Turley
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CFP: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis (UK) (3/17/06; 6/23/06-6/27/06)


23-27 June 2006
Centre for Romantic Studies
University of Wales, Aberystwyth


"Romanticism, Environment, Crisis" will highlight the continuing urgency
of the Romantic text at a time when changes in our biosphere threaten to
realize Romanticism's prophetic anxieties, its darkest imaginings.

Ecocriticism has found Romanticism to be crucial ground. How do green
readings of Romantic texts help us understand contemporary environmental
crisis? What is the relation between ecocriticism and environmentalism,
between literature and science?

The conference represents an exciting opportunity to take stock of the
contribution of ecocriticism and environment-aligned studies to our
understanding of the relationship between Romantic authors, texts and =
natural world.

A range of approaches to the subject is encouraged. Suggested topics:

Romantic Climates
Ecosystems, Ecospheres
Romantic Organicism
The One Life: Within us and Abroad
Romantic (Anti-)Pastorals
Rural Rides
The Climates of Romanticism
Deserts, Plains, Wildernesses, Savannahs
Romantic Flora and Fauna
The Romantic Marine
Romantic Natural History
Romantic Geologies
Romantic Pharmacologies
Romantic Tropics
Romantic Extinctions
Romantic Disasters
Romantic Plagues and Pollutions
Great Wens, Satanic Mills
Romantic Toxi(cities)
The Romantic (Sub)urban
Constructing Nature/Culture
Romantic Travel Writing
Romantic Tourisms
Romantic Eco-utopias
Art and Nature
Romantic Ecofeminisms
Romantic Primitivism
Romantic Ethnopoetics

Delegates are invited to submit 250-word abstracts by 17 March 2006 to =
the conference
organizers at:

The Centre for Romantic Studies, Department of English, Hugh Owen
Building, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DY, Wales, UK.

Dr Richard Marggraf Turley

Dr Damian Walford Davies

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