Romantic Confluences 

 International Conference on Romanticism 

 October 22-24, 2020 

The ongoing uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on fall gatherings and travel has led the ICR to cancel the 2020 St. Louis conference. Thank you for your patience as we have worked our way toward this conclusion. We hope to see you all at the ICR in Charleston in 2021.

        Adjacent to the city of St. Louis, MO is the confluence of the two largest rivers in North America: the Mississippi and the Missouri.  The history of St. Louis likewise bears witness to the region’s indigenous inhabitants as well as waves of settlement by French, American and German immigrants.  We offer the conference theme of “Romantic Confluences” as taking in a wide array of subjects and approaches, including aesthetic, geographical, national, historical and biological convergences or blending.

Call for Papers

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St. Louis,MO

Plenary Speakers

Richard C. Sha

American University

Elizabeth Bohls

University of Oregon

ICR 2020 Program

          The International Conference on Romanticism was founded by a group of scholars from America and Europe. Its purpose as a learned society is to promote, maintain, and improve teaching, research, and related endeavors in the field of Romanticism studies, and to facilitate communication among scholars and teachers through annual meetings and publications. A forum for colleagues in literature, philosophy, history, musicology, history of science, art history, and other disciplines, the International Conference on Romanticism has an interdisciplinary and international membership. Since its inception the fundamental aim of the organization has been to pursue the study of Romanticism without favoring particular linguistic, national, or political traditions, or academic disciplines, either explicitly or implicitly. The society’s meetings and publications reflect this purpose.

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          Essays in Romanticism is a peer-reviewed journal edited by Alan Vardy (Hunter College, CUNY) and published by Liverpool University Press. The journal continues the tradition of its predecessor Prism(s) in encouraging contributions within an interdisciplinary and comparative framework. More broadly, the journal welcomes submissions on any aspect of Romanticism, especially work using emergent or innovative perspectives and approaches.

Essays in Romanticism is the official journal of the International Conference on Romanticism.

St. Louis, MO

Conference Hotel

The Chase Park Plaza

Located in the heart of the vibrant Central West End neighborhood, this St. Louis landmark boasts one of the most exceptional views of the city. Nestled between Forest Park and Midtown, amidst dozens of local restaurants and bars, the Chase welcomes you to St. Louis.

          Built on the banks of the historic Mississippi river, St. Louis owes much of its identity to Westward expansion and is responsible for major developments in music, literature, and the arts over the last 200 years. 

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