Romantic Interactions, Krakow, 4-6 April 2019
The Romantic Interactions Conference welcomes paper proposals for open and panel sessions. The conference will take place in Krakow, Poland on 4-6 April 2019. The conference theme builds up on Susan Wolfson’s concept of romantic interactions, by broadening the subject to explore Romantic writers’ interactions both with the culture of the past and with their contemporaries across the arts and sciences within the wider scope of European and American culture. The deadline for proposals: 7 January 2019.
Papers may explore topics including, but not limited to:
• literary interactions among Romantic writers; interactions between poetry and fiction
• interactions with the culture of the past
• intercultural interactions
• transatlantic interactions
• intertextuality, influence, anxiety of influence
• interactions across the arts, and across the arts and sciences
• Romantic afterlives
Keynote speakers: Fred Burwick (UCLA), Mary Jacobus (Univeristy of Cambridge), and Juliette Wells (Goucher College).
Submissions: Proposals for 20-minute individual papers (250 - 300 words) should be sent to [log in to unmask] by 7 January 2019. Applicants should include a brief
biographical note of up to 150 words.
Submission deadline: 7 January 2019. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 15 January.
Please note: for the panel session “RÊVE Romantic Europe: The Virtual Exhibition”, proposals must be sent to both the convenor ([log in to unmask]) and the general submissions address.
Special Panel Sessions
In addition to regular panel sessions, the Romantic Interactions conference will be hosting two special panel sessions.
1. RÊVE Romantic Europe: The Virtual Exhibition
Addressing both an academic and a general audience, RÊVE is an interdisciplinary online project showcasing and sharing Romantic texts, objects, and places through a panEuropean collaboration between academic researchers, museums, galleries and other cultural groupings. It aims to examine and compare the ways European Romanticisms constructed foundational ideas of cultural consumption, authorship, and medium. To do this, it explores and describes how these ideas were expressed and experienced through iconic objects (conceived in the broadest sense as comprising buildings, landscapes, and artefacts).
RÊVE is designed to organise, curate, and make publicly accessible up to 100 microbiographies of the most compelling of these objects. Taking the interim form of a monthly blog-post, RÊVE launched in 2017 with ‘exhibits’ including Teresa Guccioli’s lock of Byron’s hair, Rousseau’s trapdoor, and a previously unknown oil-painting referred to in Madame de Staël’s Corinne. For further examples see http://www.euromanticism.org/
Prospective participants are invited to propose their cutting-edge research in the form of an ‘exhibit’ for RÊVE. Participants will be asked in the workshop itself to speak to a single image of their chosen object in a presentation of no more than 1000 words + a very short title. The organisers are particularly keen to expand the existing collection with exhibits from Poland and the countries of Eastern Europe. They also warmly welcome auditors interested in learning more about the project and the possibilities that it presents.
Convener: Nicola J Watson (Open University, UK) [log in to unmask]
Submissions: Paper proposals of ca 250 words should be submitted to the session convener and [log in to unmask] by 7 January 2019. Applicants should include a brief biographical note of up to 150 words.
2. German Romanticism and its (Cultural) Interactions with Past, Present and Future
German Romanticism as the intellectual movement in German-speaking countries at the turn of the 19th century encompasses a wide spectrum of philosophers, writers, composers and painters, among them Friedrich Schelling, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Ludwig Tieck, Friedrich von Hardenberg, Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner and Caspar David Friedrich. Many of them drew their inspiration from the Middle Ages, but at the same time their work influenced other contemporary or future artists. Not only did the impact of Romantic thought and literary practice exert powerful influence on the culture of the first half of the 20th century, but it has also shaped many contemporary contexts – from the themes and forms of fiction and poetry to ideas of philosophy and literary theory.
We welcome papers in English or German on several topics, which include, but are not limited to:
• German Romantic writers and their inspirations;
• Interactions of the German Romantic artists with the European Romantic literature;
• Romantic echoes in the German literature of the 20th and 21th century;
• Impact of the Romantic thought on the 20th century literary theory;
• Afterlife of the German Romanticism in European and world literatures;
• German Romantic writers in translation.
Conveners: Katarzyna Jaśtal and Magdalena Sitarz (Institute of German Philology, Jagiellonian University)
Submissions: Paper proposals of 250 -300 words should be submitted to [log in to unmask] by 7 January 2019. Applicants should include a brief biographical note of up to 150 words.
Conference fee: basic fee: PLN 430 (100 Euro ); full fee (conference dinner included): PLN 550 (or the equivalent in Euro, ca 130 Euro)
Organising Committee: Monika Coghen [log in to unmask], Anna Paluchowska-Messing [log in to unmask], Władyslaw Witalisz (Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Organisers: Institute of English Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków; Polish Society for the Study of European Romanticism
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