Romantic Nationalisms 1750-1850
London, June/July 2001
28 June-1 July 2001 ROMANTIC NATIONALISMS 1750-1850 A major inter-disciplinary and international conference to be held at the University of Surrey Roehampton, London, England CALL FOR PAPERS Keynote Speakers: James Chandler, Katie Trumpener, Craig Calhoun, Marilyn Butler, Tom Nairn, Martin Thom, Cairns Craig The aim of the conference is to take stock of the cultural impact of national ideologies and movements from the mid eighteenth century onwards. The continuing importance of nationalism as an agent of social and cultural change is self-evident. The conference will take a new look at the emergence of nationalist discourses in the Enlightenment, Romantic and post-Romantic periods. Why did national identity exert such a powerful hold over the political imagination, and why has it continued to shape so many of our political and cultural agendas? Topics to include: * nationalism as a "Romantic" discourse * revolutionary nationalism * nationalism in Britain, Europe and America * national and sub-national literatures * the legacy of Romantic nationalism * memorialism, commemoration, spectacle and ritual * nationalism, race and gender Please send a 200-word abstract of a 25-minute paper with a brief c.v. to: Romantic Nationalisms Conference, c/o Dr. Ian Haywood or Simon Edwards, School of English, University of Surrey Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PH, England Telephone: (44) 020 8392 3362; fax: (44) 020 8392 3146; email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline for submission of proposals: 15 December 2000 Further details can be found on our web site: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk/artshum/english/romnat.asp ABOUT THE CONFERENCE We aim to attract speakers and participants from Europe, North America and a range of other countries around the world. Those scholars who intend to visit Britain in the summer of 2001 may want to note that the biennial conference of the British Association of Romantic Studies will be held in England in August 2001. In addition to a full conference programme we hope to arrange a visit to a site of relevant historical interest, and to host an evening of musical entertainment. For further enquiries please contact the conference organisers at the above address.