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>From: "Eric Eisner" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: Souvenir Objects/Romantic 
>Souvenirs (6/1/07; ICR, 10/18/07-10/21/07)
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>Special Session: Souvenir Objects/Romantic Souvenirs
>
>Approved by the conference organizers for the 
>2007 International Conference on Romanticism, 
>Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, 10/18/07 Ů 
>10/21/07:
>
>Is the souvenir an exemplary and/or a 
>particularly Romantic object? The OED dates the 
>first use in English of žsouvenirÓ as a term for 
>an object or token of remembrance to 1782. 
>Papers are invited on any type of souvenir or 
>keepsake object (tourist items, commemorative 
>objects, miniatures, replicas, locks of hair, 
>celebrity souvenirs, gift-books, autograph 
>albums, etc.) and on any aspect of the souvenir 
>in Romantic culture. Possible topics include, 
>but are not limited to, the souvenir with or 
>against literary figurations of memory and 
>desire; the souvenir and modes of historical 
>experience; rituals of gift-giving and forms of 
>friendship; the souvenir and ideas of place; 
>exotic souvenirs and imperial subjectivities; 
>political souvenirs and radical culture; 
>souvenir objects and royal or national 
>iconography; inscription and image on the 
>souvenir; the souvenir and narrative (especially 
>historical, biographical and autobiographical 
>narrative); souvenirs and mourning; texts as so
>uvenirs; Romantic writers or readers as souvenir 
>collectors; the role of souvenirs in the 
>cultural transmission of Romanticism.
>
>Please send a 250-word proposal to Eric Eisner 
>at [log in to unmask] by June 1, 2007.
>
>Eric Eisner
>Assistant Professor
>English Department
>MS 3E4
>George Mason University
>Fairfax, VA 22030
>
>Conference website: http://www.loyola.edu/romanticobjects

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