CFP - Byron, Shelley and Keats in Latin America - Panel NASSR 2017

deadline for submissions: 
January 10, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Marco Ramírez

CFP - Byron, Shelley and Keats in Latin America

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism 2017 in Ottawa, Canada. (For more information about the conference:

This special session invites papers exploring the reception of second-generation Romantic writers in Latin America. What is the legacy of Byron, Shelley and Keats in the Spanish-speaking world? What is the role of the Romantic poets in the works of LatinAmerican writers, past and present? In what ways has Latin American literature absorbed, rejected, or reappropriated Romantic themes, characters, and styles? We invite comparative papers, theoretical discussions, thoughts on World Literatures or transnational studies, as well as reflections on different translations of key works.
• Translation and publication history of the Romantic poets in Latin-American countries
• Applications of Keats’ “chameleon poet” or "negative capability” theories to Latin poets
• The place of British Romantics on literature syllabi at Latin American universities
• British Romantic influences on Spanish lyric poetry Papers from any Latin-American countries (Brazilian- or Spanish-speaking) covering any time periods are welcome. Discussion of Wordsworth and Coleridge or other Romantic writers, as well as papers relating to Spain and Latin America will also be considered.
Please contact or and include a 300-word abstract if you are interested in participating. We will be soliciting 15-minute papers for this special session. Proposals should be sent before January 10th 2017.