For a panel proposed for the German Studies Association
Louisville, Kentucky; September 22-25, 2011
Panel Title: “Romanticism & Destruction: Literature & Conflicts around 1800”
Romanticism has primarily been studied in the context of topics such as individual imagination; longing for freedom in society and art; and an ecstatic cult of longing for infinity. Scholars of Romanticism such as Jerome J. McGann, Detlef Kremer, Henry M. Rosenwald, Nicholas Roe, Benno von Wiese usually concentrate on the examination of these topics within selected works of different writers.
This panel will focus on strong emotions and sensitivity in respect to imagined and real violent conflicts around 1800. We attempt to enrich this more general consideration by focusing on themes such as enthusiasm; the decline and rise of civilizations; the interrogation of the relationship between gender; authorial violence; and perceptions of political identity and liberation by romantic authors.
A selection of papers shall be published as an edited collection. Please send a 200-230 word abstract to Dr. Martina Lüke (Martina.Luke@uconn.edu) by February 10 for consideration.
Dr. Dr. Martina Luke
Department of Modern and Classical Languages
University of Connecticut
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