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Romantic Subjects
Seattle, August 2001

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
University of Washington, Seattle: August 16-19, 2001


The ninth annual meeting of the North American Society for the Study of
Romanticism will take place on the University of Washington campus in
Seattle, Aug. 16-19, 2001.  We invite submissions of papers to be
presented at the conference.  The deadline for submissions is January 15,
2001.  Submissions should be either 500-word proposals or papers not
longer than 2500 words.  To facilitate handling, we would greatly
appreciate electronic rather than mail submissions ones.

The conference topic is "Romantic Subjects."  This topic is intended to
encourage a non-exclusive focus on three areas: subjectivity, ideas and
ideologies, and subject positions.  A list of special sessions appears on
the reverse; full descriptions and e-mail addresses can be found at the
NASSR 2001 Web site: .  Proposals for
these sessions should be sent directly to the session organizer.  All
other proposals for conference papers should be sent directly to the
conference organizers at:

If you submit to more than one special session, please inform both session
leaders.  Do not submit simultaneously to the special sessions and to the
Seattle organizing committee; session organizers have an earlier decision
date and have been asked to forward to us any proposals they cannot use.

Special opportunity:

We have reserved a block of 50 tickets at $176 per set for the Seattle
Opera Production of Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung," August 13, 14, 16,
and 18.  All three cycles of the Ring are currently sold out.  If you wish
to order a ticket in connection with the NASSR meeting, please consult the
information on the NASSR 2001 Web site.  THESE TICKETS MUST BE ORDERED AND

Conference Organizers:
Marshall Brown, Department of English (
Gary Handwerk, Dept. of Comparative Literature (
Jane Brown, Department of Germanics (
Richard Will, School of Music (

NASSR 2001 Special Session Topics

Romanticism and the Culture of Business
    Rob Anderson, Oakland University, Rochester, MI

Operatic Subjects
    Michael Eberle-Sinatra, Victoria University, Toronto

Theatrical Subjects in the Romantic Period
    Colin Harris and Jonathan Mulrooney, Boston University

Rethinking Failure
    Adriana Cracium, University of Nottingham

Mary Robinson and the Subject of Politics
    Christine Cooper, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Romantic Disease
    Don Creighton, University of California, SF

Romantic Anatomy
    Peter Kitson, University of Dundee

Other Selves/Selves as Other
    Stuart Curran, University of Pennsylvania

Zionism and British Romanticism
    Sheila Spector, Marietta, GA

Monstrous Subjects
    Denise Gigante, Stanford University

Gothic Subjectivities
    Diane Long Hoeveler, Marquette University

Copyright and Readers' Rights in the Romantic Century, 1750-1850
    Bonnie Gunzenhauser, Millikin University, Decatur, IL

Portraiture and the Romantic Subject
    Elizabeth Fay, University of Massachusetts, Boston
    Christopher Rovee, Princeton University

The Subject of Education
    Gary Handwer, University of Washington, Seattle

Music and Literature
    Cyrus Hamlin, Yale University

Libidinal Subjects
    Richard Sha, American University, Washington, DC

Subjectivities Against Themselves
    Karen Weisman, University of Toronto

Romanticism and Buddhism
    Mark Lussier, Arizona State University

Community Subjects
    Jan Plug, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Romanticism's Most Wanted: Criminals, Forgers, Fakes, Frauds, Imposters,
	  and Embezzlers
    Debbie Lee, Washington State University, Pullman

Subjects, Citizens, Exiles, Icons: Experiences of National Identity in
Romantic-Period Travel
    Jeanne Moskal, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

British Emigration and America: 1770-1820
    Tilar Mazzeo, Oregon State University, Corvallis

Judy Tsou
Head, Music Library
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195, USA