CFP Romantic Reputations Symposium

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Friday 16th April, 2021

University of Nottingham, University Park Campus

The Romantic Reputations symposium team are excited to announce our free one-day interdisciplinary event at the University of Nottingham.

The Romantic movement continued (and continues) to resonate across time and laid the foundations for the modern world. We invite papers which speak to the theme of ‘Romantic Reputations’, interpreted however you choose. If your research discusses subjects such as science and innovation, the individual and society, and the environment and nature, contemporary discussions of these issues owes much to Romanticism. We also welcome papers responding to the theme of ‘Reputation’.

Themes which papers could address include (but are not limited to):
• The impact of issues which were prominent in the Romantic movement (science, society etc.)
• Themes of reputation in literature/art (e.g. characters’ moral reputations)
• Celebrity from the Romantic period onward
• ‘Forgotten’ figures (e.g. writers, artists, public figures)
• Adaptations and afterlives of Romantic culture
• Contemporary or historical reception of Romantic culture
• Public and/or scholarly perception of Romantic texts/arts, then and now
• Conceptions of the canon
As this is a PGR-run event, we would like to particularly encourage PGR/ECR researchers to submit abstracts. We would love to hear about the research you would like to share (including works-in-progress or ideas without a ‘home’, especially following conference cancellations due to covid-19).
If you would like to give a 20-minute paper, please send a 250-word abstract (with a biography of less than 100 words) to by 1st February 2021.

A limited number of travel bursaries will be available: please indicate on submission of your abstract if you would like to be considered for a travel bursary, detailing where you are travelling from.

We very much hope that you will join us on this rescheduled date. The new deadline for abstracts is 1st February 2021 – please send abstracts of maximum 250 words for 20 minute papers to our dedicated email address:

If you would like to attend but not present, registration (free of charge) will open on the 1st February 2021. Please email and indicate any dietary requirements.