CFP: Coleridge, Romanticism, and the Orient: Cultural Negotiations (Kobe, Japan, 2011)

Coleridge, Romanticism, and the Orient: Cultural Negotiations

International Conference, 16-18 July 2011
Kobe Convention Center, Kobe, Japan

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“Coleridge and the Orient” will be a three-day international conference focusing on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Romantic literature, and the Orient.

In the context of post-Saidian criticism, the conference aims to explore the large, untapped territory of Asia, the East, and the Orient in the texts of Romantic literature. The Romantic imagination is enhanced, and yet sometimes threatened by the presence of the Orient. It reflects Westerners’ ambivalent concerns and cross-cultural negotiations with the East, and is at times complicated by colonial anxiety and imperial guilt.

Topics for discussion will range widely to include Coleridge and other Romantic writers, travel writings, cross-cultural issues in Romantic Literature, a reconsideration of Romanticism and Orientalism, the reception of Coleridge and other Romantic writers in the non- European context – and much more.

[All papers will be in English.]

Plenary Speakers: Elinor Shaffer, Alan Bewell, Seamus Perry, Masashi Suzuki, Tim Fulford, Deirdre Coleman

Deadline: please send approximately 400-word paper proposals as an e- mail attached document to by 31 January 2011. Please include your e-mail address and affiliation in your proposal sheet.


the JSPS Project Group, “Coleridge and Cultural Negotiations in English Romantic Literature”
[JSPS = Japan Society for the Promotion of Science] & with the support of the Friends of Coleridge, UK

Head of the Project Group: Kaz Oishi (Nagoya University)
General enquires and proposals to:

Conference Committee: Kaz OISHI, Nahoko MIYAMOTO, ALVEY, Yoshiko FUJII, Kuri KATSUYAMA Noriko NAOHARA, Hiroshi SASAGAWA, Akiko SONODA, David VALLINS, Setsuko WAKE, Takahito YAMADA Saeko YOSHIKAWA, Tee VE-YIN

Nahoko Miyamoto Alvey, Ph.D
Associate Professor
British Section
Department of Area Studies
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The University of Tokyo at Komaba
3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 153-8902


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