>From: May Mergenthaler <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Affect and Sympathy in Romanticism (3/15/06; MLA '06)
>Affect and Sympathy in Romanticism
>Special session to be proposed for the MLA Annual Convention 2006 in
>The idea of the autonomous individual in the Romantic period emerged
>together with a notion of autonomous affectsˇof affects that are
>created by the individual, rather than being caused by sensual
>stimuli. How is it possible for an individual to create its own
>affects (feelings or moods)? How could such autonomous affects be
>conveyed to others? Would they have to be recreated by the others?
>If yes, would such creative affective transfer threaten the notion of
>sympathy, of feeling together? What is the relationship between
>affect and sympathy in Romanticism?
>Papers are sought that explore the relationship between affect and
>sympathy in European and American Romantic literature, art, and thought.
>Please send 250-500 word abstracts by March 15, 2006 to
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