October 14-17, 2004



Conference Program (Tentative)

The International Conference on Romanticism

Texas A&M International University

Laredo Chamber of Commerce

Conference Hotel

Rental Car

Call For Papers

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The International Conference on Romanticism announces its call for papers for its 2004 Conference in Laredo, TX. The theme of the Conference is Romantic Border Crossings, evoking a broad range of issues raised by the concept of 'borders,' the often fuzzy boundary conditions that permeate all areas of Romantic studies. Papers may focus upon colonialism, European and American Orientalism, traveling theory, travel and imperialism, Romantic geography, topographies, cartographies, international romanticisms, the economies and contours of male desire, theoretical transitions in British and American Romanticism, the borders between science and literature, the Gothic and its interconnections to other Romantic genres, female Gothic, sexual transgressiveness, intersections of race and geography, xenophobia and the social sciences, the cultural polemics of children's literature, preromanticism and belated romanticism, Romantic theory and theories of Romanticism, Romanticism and philosophy, Transatlantic Romanticism.

Paper Proposals: (250 words) due June 1, 2004

Jeffrey Cass
Texas A & M International University
Departments of Language and Literature
5201 University Blvd.
Laredo, TX 78041-1900

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