Romanticism as Praxis
The 2006 International Conference on Romanticism
November 9th – 12th
Welcome of Lord Byron at Missolonghi"
By Theodoros Vryzakis
While Romanticism is generally discussed as a period of literature, it can equally be viewed as mode and a practice. As the phrase ³Engaged Romanticism² suggests, this yearıs conference will focus on activist dimension of Romanticism as it sought to transform the public sphere through its engagements with, and commitments to, matters artistic, musical, philosophical, poetic, political, and/or theological. As well, the conference seeks to explore the ways that Romantic Studies itself pursues analogous forms of engagement with the world. The conference organizers encourage respondents to imagine the broadest possible interpretation of this yearıs thematic. The conference organizer is Mark Lussier, Department of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-0302, and contact can be initiated through the conference website at http://asu.edu/english/engagedromanticism/