ICR 2017: Romantic (In)Security

University of Texas at El Paso

October 26-29, 2017

Keynote Speakers:

Jeffrey Cox & Jill Heydt-Stevenson, University of Colorado, Boulder

Samuel Otter, University of California, Berkeley

Jeff Cowton, Curator of The Wordsworth Trust

The 2017 meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism will be held on the Bhutanese-inspired campus of the University of Texas at El Paso, October 26th-29th. UTEP is located within minutes of historic downtown El Paso, a vibrant multi-cultural community of the U.S./Mexico borderlands. 

This year’s conference theme is “Romantic (In)Security,” which we conceive as broadly suggestive of intersections between artistic production and discourses of, among other subjects, war, empire, terrorism, borderland security/migration, food security, environmental and climate threats, free speech, the slave trade, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, the private sphere, authorship, espionage, political persecution, and what David Simpson recently analyzes as the conflicted notion of “homeland” in the transnational Romantic period, 1770-1850. 

We welcome proposals for individual papers and panels related to the conference theme, viewed in the broadest context. Please see the call for papers for more detailed information HERE

Deadline for submission of 300-word abstracts: April 2, 2017.

The International Conference on Romanticism was founded in 1994 in order to “promote, maintain, and improve teaching, research, and related endeavors in the field of Romanticism studies, and to facilitate communication among scholars and teachers through annual meetings and publications. A forum for colleagues in literature, philosophy, history, musicology, history of science, art history, and other disciplines, the International Conference on Romanticism has an interdisciplinary and international membership. Since its inception the fundamental aim of the organization has been to pursue the study of Romanticism without favoring particular linguistic, national, or political traditions, or academic disciplines” (www.icr.byu.edu).

Conference participants must be current members of ICR. Please see the ICR website for information on how to become a member: www.icr.byu.edu.

Inquiries may be addressed to the conference organizers, Tom Schmid and Brian Yothers: tschmid@utep.edu; byothers@utep.edu.

Please navigate the links to your left for details about registration, accommodations, keynote addresses, a tentative schedule, and other useful information.