Conference announcement: Romantic Orientalism (fwd)

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Thu Nov 8 04:19:04 EST 2001


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Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2001 21:22:08 -0000
From: Michael Franklin <mjf at aber.ac.uk>


Romantic Orientalism
Gregynog, Powys, Wales, 12-15 July 2002.

The plenary speakers are Rosane Rocher (Pennsylvania), P.J. Marshall
(London), Nigel Leask (Cambridge), Tim Fulford (Nottingham Trent) and Peter
Kitson (Dundee).

The aim of this conference is to focus a post-Saidian scrutiny upon the
cultural, political, commercial, and aesthetic dimensions of the synchronous
growth of Romanticism and Orientalism. The European Romantic imagination was
saturated with Orientalism, but it reflected persistent ambivalence
concerning the East, complicated in Britain by colonial anxiety and imperial
guilt. We shall consider how Western notions of cultural hegemony were
bolstered by imperial rhetoric and challenged by intercultural translation.


Proposals for 30 minute papers are invited.and should be sent to Dr Michael
J. Franklin, Department of English, University of Wales, Hugh Owen Building,
Aberystwyth SY23 3DY ( mjf at aber.ac.uk <mailto:mjf at aber.ac.uk>) by 15
December 2001.


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Dr Michael J. Franklin,
Department of English,
University of Wales,
Aberystwyth,
Dyfed SY23 3DY.

Direct line: 01970 621578



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