CFP: ‘Romanticism and the Arts’ SAMLA, Durham, North Carolina, USA (13-15 Nov. 2015)

Call for Papers
‘Romanticism and the Arts’
an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
Durham, North Carolina, USA (13-15 Nov. 2015)
Deadline: 15 May 2015

This panel seeks papers related to second-generation Romantic-era British writers and/or their literary circles, so proposals addressing the works of John Keats, Percy and Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, and William Hazlitt will receive priority. Proposals that engage with the conference theme (“In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts”) are especially welcome. Subjects to be considered might include (but are not limited to) Romantic literature in relation to music, concerts, songs, painting, engravings, caricatures, drawings, panoramas, book arts, calligraphy, dance, theatre, opera, architecture, sculpture, china, pottery, ceramics, textiles, and, in later contexts, electronic art, film, and photography.

Please send a 250-word abstract, bio or CV (one page only), and audio-visual requests to Ben P. Robertson, Troy University, ( by 15 May 2015.

CFP: Print Culture and the Arts

‘Print Culture and the Arts’
Durham, North Carolina
13-15 November 2015

Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2015 South
Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential
topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship,
publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers’ archives,
circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year’s theme, “In
Concert: Literature and the Other Arts” are especially welcome. What
connections can be made between print culture/book history and the
areas of visual art, theatre, and music? How has the relationship
between print culture and the arts evolved from the manuscript age to
the digital world of the 21st century?

The 87th annual SAMLA Convention will be held November 13-15, 2015, at
the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, located in Durham,
North Carolina. Proposers need not be members of SHARP to submit, but
panelists must be members of both SHARP and SAMLA in order to present.
By June 1, 2015, please email a 350-word abstract and short biography
(including contact information) to SHARP liaison Dr. Melissa Makala,

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