Romantic Connections deadline

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The deadline for next year’s Romantic Connections conference in Tokyo, which BARS is supporting, is coming up at the end of the month.  More information from the organisers below, including the exciting lineup of plenary speakers:

“Romantic Connections” (University of Tokyo, June 13-15, 2014).

NASSR supernumerary conference, supported by BARS, GER, JAER, RSAA.

Deadline for submissions: November 30th, 2013

Plenary speakers:

Christoph Bode (LMU Munich)
James Chandler (University of Chicago)

Angela Esterhammer (University of Toronto)

Peter Kitson (University of East Anglia)

Jonathan Lamb (Vanderbilt University)

Kiyoshi Nishiyama (Waseda University)

Over the last two decades, there has been sustained scholarly interest in the connections between European Romanticism and the peoples, and literatures of the rest of the world. In addition to discussing representations of the “East” by Romantic authors, there has been a growing trend towards viewing Romanticism itself in a global context, as a movement shaped by wider eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century forces of trade, migration, material circulation, intellectual exchange, slavery, and colonialism.

While our approach will be informed by the legacy of Saidian “Orientalism,” we are particularly interested in models of intercultural connection which refine or challenge totalizing models of domination and subordination. We welcome papers that shed light upon the question of Romantic “connection” from the broadest range of perspectives: imaginative, linguistic, material, social, sexual, scientific, economic, and political.

For more information, visit our website:

We look forward to welcoming you to Tokyo next year!