The English department at the University of Bristol invites submissions for a 1-day conference to be held on the 29th of June, 2015, on the subject of ‘Romanticism and the South-West’.
The conference aims to explore the importance of the South-West for Romantic writers, with a particular emphasis on the following topics: 1) ecologically aware writing and protoenvironmental thought; 2) the role of the South-West in an era of scientific development and discovery; 3) the South-West as a centre for reform movements and radical politics, as well as a region connected to slavery and imperialism; and 4) Romantic afterlives in the South-West.
Drawing together different perspectives of the region, the conference aims to reconsider the complex role of the South-West in the development of Romantic history and literature. We welcome a broad range of papers, but possible topics might include:
- Nature writing in the South-West; green thinking; the simple…
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