Tuesday, February 05, 2008

CFP: "Breaking Boundaries: 1790s in Germany, Britain and France," Institute for Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, April 22-24, 2009.

Breaking Boundaries: the 1790s in Germany, Britain and France: Revolution, Liberation, and Excess This conference aims to provide a platform for an interdisciplinary and comparative investigation into the intellectual, literary and historio-political shifts that took place during this period (1789-1805), which was one of the most fertile periods of Central and Western European cultural activity, not least because of the destabilising impact of the French Revolution. The conference intends to highlight the interconnections between culture, politics and ideas with the aim of establishing a more complete picture of this decade of paradigm shifts, whose impact reverberated through the 19th and 20th centuries. Areas of investigation include: Enlightenment and Romanticism: Literature Enlightenment and Romanticism: Philosophy and Politics The French Revolution and its Impact on Literature, Politics and Cultural Theory Radicalism in Literature, Aesthetics and Politics The (Role of the) Excessive/Libertinism in Literature, Aesthetics and Politics The Origins of Feminism and Human and Civil Rights Conservative Reactions to Revolution, Liberation and Libertinism The Reception of German Ideas/Writers (in this context) in Britain and/or France The Reception of French Ideas/Writers in Germany and/or Britain The Reception of British Ideas/Writers in France and/or Germany Organisers: Dr Maike Oergel and Dr Dan Hall School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Nottingham, UK Contact: maike.oergel@nottingham.ac.uk or daniel.hall@nottingham.ac.uk Abstracts of proposals for papers should reach both the organisers by 30 April 2008. For further information: INSTITUTE OF GERMANIC & ROMANCE STUDIES University of London, School of Advanced Study, Room ST272, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU. Telephone: +44 (0)20-7862 8966 Fax: +44 (0)20-7862 8672 Email: jane.lewin@sas.ac.uk Website: http://igrs.sas.ac.uk/

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