Arizona State University
November 8 – 11, 2012
For its 2012 conference, the International Conference on Romanticism returns to the Sonora Desert and will be held on the campus of Arizona State University in its Memorial Union, the site for the 2006 conference. Mark Lussier and Ron Broglio, the conference organizers, have adopted the theme of “catastrophes,” which should be interpreted in its broadest possible context, including aesthetic, colonial, dramatic, ecological, economic, geographic, literary, military, and political catastrophes (and other approaches are equally welcome). Angela Esterhammer (University of Zurich) and Paul Youngquist (University of Colorado) have agreed to deliver plenary lectures for the conference. The website for the conference (http://english.clas.asu.edu/icr2012 ) is now activated, and content regarding special sessions and other information will continue to be added across this week. However, abstracts and paper proposals are due April 1st, and special session proposals are due April 15th. We hope you will join us in November 2012.