CFP: Romantic Objects (6/1/07; ICR, 10/18/07-10/21/07)

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Erin Goss
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Romantic Objects

The 2007 International Conference on Romanticism
October 18-21, 2007
Baltimore, MD

*General Call for Papers*

This year's International Conference on Romanticism invites
participants to consider the objects of Romantic study. "Romantic
objects" may include the goals of our own academic inquiry, the pursuits
(literary, philosophical, political, theological, ecological, aesthetic,
and so on) of Romantic period authors, and the material things that
provoke these goals and pursuits.

Preliminary topics for papers include, but are not limited to, the

--Objects in the world and in material culture; the "universe of
--The body as an object: of desire, of value, of exchange
--Objects understood as aims, goals, pursuits and projects
--Imaginary objects: nations, ideals, identities
--Relationships between Romantic subjects and objects

The organizers hope to receive a variety of approaches to and
interpretations of this admittedly--and, one hopes, suggestively--broad

The organizers are Fran Botkin, Department of English, Towson
University, 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252; and Erin M. Goss,
Department of English, Loyola College in Maryland, 4501 N. Charles Rd.,
Baltimore, MD 21210. Communication regarding the conference can be
initiated via email through

Paper proposals: (250 words, email preferred) due June 1, 2007

The organizers are also accepting proposals for special sessions.
Please submit a 250-word description of your proposed session by April 1
to Organizers of accepted sessions will be
notified of their acceptance in time to announce their own CFPs.

General Submissions to Fran Botkin and Erin Goss:

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