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Romanticism & the Physical
Tempe, AZ, September 2000

The eighth annual conference of the North American Society for the Study
of Romanticism will be held September 14 - 17, 2000 at the Tempe Mission
Palms Hotel in downtown Tempe, AZ. The first NASSR (North American Society
for the Study of Romanticism) conference in the American Southwest,
Romanticism and the Physical invites interdisciplinary explorations of
Romanticism's relationship to all aspects of physicality. 

Plenary Speakers:

     W.J.T. Mitchell, University of Chicago
     N. Katherine Hayles, University of California at Los Angeles

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2000.

All updated conference information can be found at the NASSR 2000 website: 

The topic of the conference, Romanticism and the Physical, is designed to
encourage interdisciplinary explorations of Romanticism's relationship to
all aspects of physicality. 

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

          Romanticism and the Body (e.g. Gender, Race, and Sex)
          Mind/Matter Relations (e.g. physiology, psychology, phrenology)
          Romanticism and the Physical Sciences (e.g. Geography, Geology, 
		Medicine, Biology, Physics)
          Romantic Ecologies
          Romantic Responses to Industry and Technology
          Romantic Aesthetics and Representation
          Epistemologies of Romanticism
          Romanticism and Nationalism
          Romanticism and Empire
          Romanticism and Travel
          Realism in Art and Literature
          Transatlantic Connections
          Romanticism and War

For open or special sessions please submit papers (15 - 20 minutes in
length) or a detailed 500 word abstract by January 15, 2000. 

Special Sessions:

Romanticism and the Great West
The Rhetoric of New World Romanticism
America Reads Europe

     Bryan Short
     Department of English
     Northern Arizona University
     Flagstaff, AZ 86011

New Perspectives on the Picturesque: Ecology, Travel, Space

     Gary Harrison
     Department of English
     Humanities #217
     University of New Mexico
     Albuquerque, NM 87131-1106

And (please send proposals to both)

     Jill Heydt-Stevenson
     Department of English
     Hellems 101, Campus Box 226
     University of Colorado
     Boulder, Colorado 80309-0226

Sexuality and Romanticism

     Richard C. Sha
     Department of English
     American University
     Washington DC 20016

Romantic Labor/Romantic Leisure

     Robert Frost Anderson
     Department of English
     Oakland University
     Rochester, MI 48309-4401

The Scourge of Satire

     Steven Jones
     Department of English
     CC 402
     Loyola University Chicago
     6525 N. Sheridan Rd.
     Chicago, IL 60626

Romanticism and Organicism: New Approaches

     Willard Spiegelman
     Department of English
     Southern Methodist University
     Dallas, Texas 75275

Conference organizers welcome additional session proposals by July 30th,
as well as single-paper submissions by January 15th. Those submitting
session and seminar proposals should submit panel participants and
abstracts by the submission deadline to the NASSR 2000 address below. When
submitting proposals for special sessions, please submit proposals to the
appropriate session leaders and the NASSR 2000 address. Papers that cannot
be accommodated in special sessions will be considered by the general
conference committee for open sessions. All participants must be members
of NASSR by the time of the conference. 

The registration fee for NASSR 2000 is $70 (US dollars) before July 31,
$80 thereafter. Accommodation information will be included in registration
packets sent to conference participants. The conference will be held at
the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel. The hotel provides a free shuttle to and
from Sky Harbor International Airport for your convenience. Advanced
registration can be made by calling the hotel at (800) 547-8705 and
mentioning NASSR 2000. 

Contact Information:

To submit proposals by mail, fax or e-mail:

     NASSR 2000
     C/O Jerrold Hogle
     Department of English
     PO Box 210067
     University of Arizona
     Tucson, AZ 85721
     Fax: +1-520-621-7937