Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
April 7-10, 2011
This panel seeks papers that deal with German Romantic works and the revolution in science. Romanticism is usually viewed in opposition to the Enlightenment and the ideal of scientific objectivity, for example Romantic literature is full of fascination with invisible (human) natures, mysterious powers, energies, transformations, and organic change.Yet this rebellion occurred in tandem with the scientific and philosophical revolutions of the early19th century and their focus on a new science of living things where organism was seen as prior to mechanism. Science and literature shared the same driving commitment for new discoveries in unknown regions, which proponents and critics alike sought to communicate to a general and increasingly more literate public fascinated by concepts of scientific and literary genius.
Please submit a brief biography and 250-500 word abstract on works, inventions, discoveries, debates relating to the Romantic period to Christa Spreizer at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 30th.
See www.nemla.org for information on NeMLA and the convention (April 7-10, 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ).
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