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CFP: 18th NASSR Conference: Romantic Mediations (Vancouver, August 18-22, 2010)

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The Eighteenth Annual North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference

ROMANTIC MEDIATIONS

August 18-22, 2010
Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


The 2010 NASSR Conference is co-hosted by the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser 
University in association with the University of Victoria.  The theme of the conference is 
'Romantic Mediations'. The main focus is the communications technologies and print culture of 
the Romantic period.  But we also conceive of 'mediation' in a broadly metaphorical sense and 
look forward to papers on such topics as contacts between peoples and cultures, the tensions 
between bodies and minds, and the intersections of disciplines and forms of knowledge.

PLENARY SPEAKERS:

Heather Jackson (English, University of Toronto)
Iwan Rhys Morus (History, University of Wales at Aberyswyth)
Clifford Siskin (English, NYU) and William Warner (English, UCSB)

Please note that the conference will begin on a Wednesday evening with the first plenary and the 
opening reception.  We have decided to begin the conference on the Wednesday evening to avoid 
having panels on Sunday morning and to make room for the Annual General Meeting.


CALL FOR PAPERS

The organizers of the eighteenth annual NASSR conference, co-hosted by Simon Fraser University 
and the University of British Columbia, invite proposals from any discipline on the subject of 
Romantic Mediations.  A major Pacific Rim port, Vancouver marks the cultural intersections of 
the East and West and is a centre of both digital invention and environmental action-it is a 
city of meetings and mediations, broadly understood.   Similarly, the field of Romantic studies 
has been expanded and transformed by its engagements with the study of print culture, the histories 
of writing, technology, and scientific thought, the philosophy of mind and its environments, and 
the increased recognition of global movement.  The era that saw the invention of semaphore, 
telegraphy, the continuous-feed press, and the difference engine, the Romantic in all its senses 
might be characterized as a period of significant experimentation in media and ideas of mediation.  
We imagine a conference that will engage the topic of mediation across a broad spectrum that 
includes materialist appreciation as well as theoretical inquiry-indeed, that emphasizes their 
meeting, or their mediations.

Possible Topics include:

     * Communication and its Technologies
     * The histories of writing and print
     * Professionals and Amateurs
     * Minds, Bodies, and Environments
     * Culture and Nature
     * Realities material and virtual
     * Mediations of peoples and nations
     * Cosmopolitanisms and Trans-nationalisms
     * Spiritual Encounters and Religious Meetings
     * Collecting and Antiquing
     * Mediation and Disciplinarity
     * Generic Blends and Mixtures (more to follow)

Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to [log in to unmask] The deadline for submission to the 
conference is 1 March 2010.


Call for Special Sessions

We are also accepting proposal for special sessions devoted to any topic relevant to the conference 
theme.  These proposals will be vetted by the conference committees and then posted on the conference 
website as part of the general call for papers.

The deadline for proposals for special sessions is October 1, 2009.

Dr. Alexander J. Dick
Assistant Professor and TA Coordinator
Department of English
University of British Columbia
615-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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http://www.english.ubc.ca <http://www.english.ubc.ca/> 

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