CFP: Romanticism and the Object of Pleasure (6/1/07; ICR, 10/18/07-10/21/07)

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Schmid, Tom
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Romanticism and the Object of Pleasure (06/01/07; International =
Conference on Romanticism, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, 10/18/07 =
- 10/21/07):


>From Wordsworth's "Preface" to Lyrical Ballads to Coleridge's Biographia =
Literaria; from Keats's "pleasure thermometer" to Hazlitt's "Gusto"; =
from theories on the sublime, the picturesque, and the beautiful to =
Kant's examination of the moral uses of pleasure: the Romantic period is =
noted for its rich and varied critical inquiry into the many functions =
and objects of pleasure in both aesthetic and somatic experience. This =
panel, a collaborative counterpart to Michelle Faubert's concurrent =
session for the 2007 meeting of the Canadian Society for =
Eighteenth-Century Studies, seeks papers that interrogate the many =
objects and theories of Romantic pleasure and its effects. =
Particularly, I am interested in papers that explore the variety of ways =
in which writers of the era theorize the cultural uses of pleasure, in =
the broadest construction of that phrase. =20

Specific topics may include, but are not limited to, such subjects as, =
gender and pleasure; the pleasures of nature and picturesque tourism; =
the pleasure garden; the poetic uses of pleasure; drugs and/or addiction =
and pleasure; pleasure and sexuality; the relationship of pleasure and =
melancholy; pleasure and politics; pleasure and ethics in late =
eighteenth-century and Romantic philosophy; musical pleasures; theories =
of taste; the pleasures of the sublime, picturesque, and beautiful; =
sports and pleasure; pleasure and the Gothic; the pleasures of the text, =

Please send 250-word proposals for 20-minute papers to Tom Schmid at = <> by June 1, 2007.
Thomas H. Schmid
Associate Professor of English
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX 79968
(915) 747-6248

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