Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
We invite consideration of any aspect of discontent with and within Romanticism, a field we construe in broad, international terms. Participants might address the misfit between a concept and a practice; explore writers’ representations of disaffection, their resistance to contemporary norms (aesthetic, political, economic, social, or cultural), or their desire to reassert those norms; discuss the deficiencies of “Romanticism” as an ideological or historical category or “discontent” as an affect intrinsic to Romanticism; reflect on the current state of academic scholarship. Or—if you are dissatisfied with these formulations—we invite you to construe Romanticism’s discontents in any way that seems compelling.
The conference organizers invite the several kinds of submissions described below. Because the number of total speaking and presentation slots is limited, the conference organizers are not able to accommodate more than one paper/presentation per registrant. Presentations include round tables and papers (including response papers), but do not apply to special seminar leaders or participants, who may also appear on panels. The goal of this policy is to make space for as many presenters as possible.
We welcome the following:
- Traditional 15-minute paper proposals submitted individually: 350-word abstracts.Deadline: February 1, 2016
- Proposals for complete panels of 15 minute papers, with the roster of committed speakers and their affiliations. In your proposal, please describe the aims of the panel as a whole and provide titles and brief descriptions of each paper: 1500 words total. We prefer panels with four papers or three papers and a respondent. Deadline: February 1, 2016.
If you are interested in proposing a panel but are looking for participants, we encourage you to advertise your topic by sending an email to the NASSR listserv, copying the conference email in your message, so that we can keep a list of sessions looking for panelists. If you do not have access to NASSR-L but would like your call posted on it for you, please email the complete call – with the title and a brief description of the panel topic, plus your name, affiliation, and email address – to the conference email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will forward it for you and mount it on our Call for Panelists page. NASSR members interested in participating will contact you directly.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
We are now accepting proposals. The final deadline for all submissions is February 1, 2016.
All proposals must be submitted through our conference management site: http://nassr2016.exordo.com/login
When you go to the site, sign up for an account with your email address. Since we will also use the same site for conference registration, choose a password that you will remember. Once you have signed up, select “Submit a Paper” from “Your To Dos” list at the upper left of your screen. You will be directed to a page entitled “New Submission”; please follow the instructions there. If you are submitting more than one abstract, you will need to repeat the steps for each proposal.
Although individuals do not need to be members of NASSR to submit proposals, all 2016 conference participants must be members of NASSR before the time of the conference. To join NASSR or to renew your membership, please click here.