Romanticism and Europe
Newcastle, June 2001
British Association for Romantic Studies at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Department of English Literary and Linguistic Studies, Tuesday 26th June 2001 Postgraduate Conference: Romanticism and Europe This year's postgraduate conference aims to bring together a range of literary, aesthetic, philosophical, political, and social discourses in Europe that redefined cultural consciousness during the Romantic Era. It is hoped that the conference will include as wide a variety of papers and topics as possible, and proposals for special sessions on a particular author or theme will also be considered. 300 word abstracts for 20-minute papers are welcomed on the following, or related, themes. Travel gendered experiences of travel; observation, spectacle and cultural difference for the travel writer; travel and the sublime; narrating culture and self-representation of the traveller; genres of travel writing; The Grand Tour; exile; expatriate society and 'the English abroad'; England as a traveller's destination National Identity and Cultural Memory the emergence of nationalism; theories of language, race and civilisation; literature, landscape and location; representations of the past - idealisations and reconstructions; antiquity and modernity in Romantic consciousness; the legacy of Romanticism for future generations Intellectual Relations and Traditions the influence of German philosophical thought on Romantic representations; scientific and empirical discourses; the influence of French Enlightenment thought in Europe and in England; intellectual relations between European states; Anglo-European relations; historiography of nations, and of the continent; Europe /Other cross-cultural discourses between Europe and the East/ Europe and the Americas / Europe and colonised territories; representations of European revolutions and political crises; France, Turkey, Greece, Italy and other sites of international tension; national conflicts; the struggle for national self-determination in Europe This year's panel session is entitled Editorial Interventions /Scholarly Endeavours: Manuscripts, Archives, and Approaches to Textual Editing. Chair: Claire Lamont. Guest Speakers: Pamela Clemit, Emma Clery, Simon Kövesi and Francesco Rognoni. For further details and registration enquiries, please contact Rachel Woolley Department of English Literary and Linguistic Studies University of Newcastle Upon Tyne King's Walk Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU UK R.L.Woolley@ncl.ac.uk Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/english/postgraduate_conferences Deadline for receipt of abstracts: March 30th 2001.