CFP: [Romantic] 2009 MLA Special Session: Keats, Aesthetics, History (25 Years on)

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Jonathan Mulrooney
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I include the official CFP for a proposed 2009 MLA Special Session on Keats below, but since the
MLA only gives 35 words let me say a few more here. The idea is to consider the question of
Keatsian aesthetics and Keatsian forms a quarter century or so after the advent of Romanticist New
Historicism (and 23 years after SiR's "Keats, Politics, and then some" issue of summer 1986). What I
am hoping for are not so much papers that situate Keats's poems historically as papers that
consider how the poems' forms and figures inaugurate, enact, shape, represent, transform or
aestheticize particular historiographical practices or ways of imagining "history."


MLA 2009 Special Session: "Keats, Aesthetics, History (25 Years on)"

Imagining "history" through Keats's poetic forms and figures. After new-historicism, how might
they anticipate or help create our current historical imaginings?

250-word abstracts and brief vita to Jonathan Mulrooney by March 15, 2009

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