From:         Jane Lewin <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: CFP: Breaking Boundaries (IGRS, London: 22-24 April 2009)

Breaking Boundaries.
The 1790s in Germany, Britain and France: Revolution, Liberation, and Excess

Wednesday, 22 - Friday, 24 April 2009
A Conference at the
Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London

Call for Papers
This conference aims to provide a platform for an interdisciplinary and comparative investigation into the intellectual, literary and historio-political shifts that took place during this period (1789-1805), which was one of the most fertile periods of Central and Western European cultural activity, not least because of the destabilising impact of the French Revolution. The conference intends to highlight the interconnections between culture, politics and ideas with the aim of establishing a more complete picture of this decade of paradigm shifts, whose impact reverberated through the 19th and 20th centuries. Areas of investigation may include:
Enlightenment and Romanticism: Literature
Enlightenment and Romanticism: Philosophy and Politics
The French Revolution and its Impact on Literature, Politics and Cultural Theory
Radicalism in Literature, Aesthetics and Politics
The (Role of the) Excessive/Libertinism in Literature, Aesthetics and Politics
The Origins of Feminism and Human and Civil Rights
Conservative Reactions to Revolution, Liberation and Libertinism
The Reception of German Ideas/Writers (in this context) in Britain and/or France
The Reception of French Ideas/Writers in Germany and/or Britain
The Reception of British Ideas/Writers in France and/or Germany
Organisers:     Dr Maike Oergel and Dr Dan Hall
School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Nottingham, UK
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Abstracts of proposals for papers should reach both the organisers by 30 April 2008.
University of London School of Advanced Study
Room ST272, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Telephone: +44 (0)20-7862 8966  Fax: +44 (0)20-7862 8672
Email: jane.lewin  Website:

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