Scholars working in any area of Romanticism are invited to submit proposals for the annual meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism (ICR) to be hosted by Clemson University and held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina.
We have called this year’s conference “Romantic Assembly” to acknowledge and celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. We invite broad reflection on the notion of assembly and look forward to paper proposals on related acts of embodiment, factory production, and political assembly (from the National Assembly during the French Revolution to the recent waves of public protest that embody the right to assemble enshrined in the US Constitution). From bodies assembled to assemblies of bodies, we aim to look both backward and forward, and we invite all participants to explore what it means to assemble various and sundry things, even things we sometimes call persons.
We are excited to see the theme interpreted broadly and in ways we have not anticipated, but some possible modes of approach could include the following:
Deadline for presentation abstracts and complete panels or roundtables: April 1, 2018
The International Conference on Romanticism was founded in 1991 and aims to pursue the study of Romanticism across linguistic, national, and political disciplines. For more information please visit http://icr.byu.edu. Conference attendees and participants must be current members of ICR. Please visit http://icr.byu.edu/membership to become a member or renew your membership.