112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Continental Romanticism

Session Chair: 
Larry H. Peer, Brigham Young University
Session 6: Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm
RCC Raincross B


  1. Ashley N. Shams, University of St. Thomas
    This paper examines the ghostly Wilis of Act II of the romantic ballet Giselle as manifestations of   repressed violence done to them that now that forces them to haunt the living. Furthermore, as the societal context of the ballet changes in modern reworkings so too does the identity of the Wilis and the haunting they represent.
  2. Cristina Perez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España; West Virginia University
    This article will demonstrate how Poe, through his medical research and interests (especially focusing on the miasmatic theories), introduced elements of medicine and science in his works in order to create an atmosphere of terror for his readers and contemporaries. 
  3. Frederick Burwick, University of California, Los Angeles
    Largely unexplored in discussion of shared attributes of European Romanticism, metadrama is the richest field in the literary exploitation of the self-annihilating trope of Romantic Irony. Although the poets and novelists contributed to the Romantic interest in making the genre itself their subject matter, the playwrights succeeded in providing far more elaborate examples of self-reflexivity.  
Session Cancelled: