115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Romanticism II

Session Chair: 
Amelia Worsley, Amherst College
Session 8: Saturday 3:05 – 4:35 pm
Education (Brogan) 102
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  1. Susanne Gomoluch, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    This paper takes a close look at the empowering force of travel in the concept of the beautiful soul. The first case is from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s 1795/6 novel Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre. The second, Die Bekenntnisse einer schönen Seele-von ihr selbst geschrieben, was penned by Friederike Unger and substitutes Goethe’s fragile recluse with a woman not afraid to venture out into the public space. 
  2. Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    While the term representation has become fraught with meaning due to postcolonial perceptions of the past that call into question Western depictions of the Oriental, often female, as exoticized, eroticized, and fetishized, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and George Gordon Byron depict Turkishness as the locus of personal desire and a space to be inhabited as part of one’s identity.
  3. Katheryne Morrissette, Concordia University (Canada)
    This paper provides a reading of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey (1817) as a specimen of that Romantic culture that navigates concerns about authenticity, imposture, and forgery on a multiplicity of levels--the literary, the formal, and even the critical. Analysis of the use of free indirect discourse provides the lens through which the argument is focused.
Session Cancelled: