CFP: NASSR 2011, “Romanticism and Independence,” Park City, August 2011

NASSR 2011: “Romanticism and Independence”

August 11-14, 2011 in Park City, Utah

Deadline for proposals: January 15, 2011

Conference website:

Conference Organizers: Andrew Franta (University of Utah) and Nicholas Mason (Brigham Young University)

Plan now to join us in the mountains of Utah for “Romanticism and Independence,” the 2011 conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism.  The conference will be held 45 minutes east of Salt Lake City in Park City, the resort town that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics and is permanent home to the Sundance Film Festival.

NASSR 2011 will include keynote addresses by Ian Duncan (UC-Berkeley) and Deidre Lynch (Toronto) and break-out seminars on classic books in the field and their contemporary counterparts.

The NASSR 2011 Organizing Committee invites proposals for papers and special sessions on “Romanticism and Independence.”  The conference theme is capacious, and we encourage submissions that engage any of its many possible inflections: literary, aesthetic, political, social, cultural, scientific. Proposals from disciplinary perspectives beyond literature and the arts are particularly welcome.

Please submit proposals of 500 words to by January 15, 2011.

In addition to paper proposals, we also invite the submission of proposals for complete special sessions on the conference theme.  Special sessions should consist of three presenters and a moderator (who may also be a presenter); please submit separate proposals for each paper and a brief description of the session.  In the event that a proposed special session cannot be accommodated, individual paper proposals will be considered separately.  We would also be happy to help make arrangements for those whowould prefer to organize special sessions through an open call for papers.

Topics for papers and special sessions might include:

Generic and Formal Innovations
Impartiality and Disinterestedness
Religious Freedom
Declarations of Independence
Romantic Nationalism
Atlantic Revolutions
Transatlantic Independence Movements
Romanticism and the American West
“Indie Romanticism”
Romanticism and Film
Romanticism and Contemporary Culture

**Please note that the availability of audio-visual equipment will be limited and will be allocated by application after papers have been accepted.**


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