Call for Papers: Joint 45th Conference of the IABS and the German Society for English Romanticism

 

 

Transgressive Romanticism: Boundaries, Limits and Taboos

4-8 September 2019

University of Vechta (Germany)

 

Romanticism thrives on contradictions; conjuring up images and ideas of acquiescence in the sad Wordsworthian “music of humanity” (‘Tintern Abbey’) and in pastoral serenity on the one hand, it is, on the other, defined by transgressiveness, overreaching and the repudiation of boundaries. While political boundaries are often daringly crossed in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poetry, it is intriguing to see that, aesthetically speaking, even radicals such as Shelley (persistently) abided by the strict and apparently restrictive patterns of sonnets, odes or terza rima forms.

Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to the conference convenor by 15 November 2018.

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