Romantic Utopia/Dystopia (K-SAA/SAMLA-88; Jacksonville, FL, USA, 4-6 Nov. 2016)

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Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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Call for Papers

Romantic Utopia/Dystopia, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association 88th Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, USA (4-6 Nov. 2016)

In keeping with this year's conference theme ("Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?"), this panel seeks papers that address topics related to utopianism and/or dystopianism in British Romantic-era literature, although other topics certainly will be considered. Sponsored by the Keats-Shelley Association of America, this affiliated session especially welcomes papers related to second-generation Romantic-era British writers and/or their literary circles, especially those addressing the lives and/or works of John Keats, Percy and Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, and William Hazlitt.

Please send a 250-word abstract, bio or CV (no more than ONE page), and any audio-visual requests to Ben P. Robertson, Troy University, ( by 15 May 2016.