Enchanting Echoes: Romanticism @ OSU @ ICR

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As its founding act, Romanticism @ OSU arranged a panel proposal for the 2014 International Conference on Romanticism: “Enchanting Echoes: Folklore and Form in Romantic Ballads.” This last weekend, we made the journey to Minneapolis, despite the disastrous shutdown of Chicago airspace on Friday. Unfortunately, one of our panel members wasn’t able to make it due to the flight cancellations, and another of our panel members wasn’t able to stay after reading due to extreme illness. We were, in many ways, the panel of Last Romanticist Standing. But we had an engaged audience, and the Q+A session was especially collegial, with a lot of back-and-forth on difficult ideas rather than the more perfunctory “one and done” Q+A methods that sometimes plague a languishing session. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the friends, both new and old, who attended our session and provided such insightful feedback. We’re already looking ahead to ICR 2015!

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Downtown Minneapolis

First Romanticism @ OSU Meeting: ICR 2014 Proposals


I’ve sent the current listserv members the link to a Doodle poll so we can meet to discuss the possibility of a join panel proposal (or two) for this year’s International Conference on Romanticism (conference site). I’m imagining that we’ll study the conference theme and CFP, think about how they intersect with our current projects and interests, and meet to share our ideas and find intersections that would support a panel rationale. I’m looking forward to the conversations that emerge!

Romanticism @ OSU Launch

Hello all! I’m excited about the launch of Romanticism @ OSU, an interdisciplinary group of graduate students and faculty at The Ohio State University. Things will start small, but I’m hoping that the group will grow and lead to compelling, unexpected collaborations.

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For now, check out the About page for the group’s mission statement, and for information on how to subscribe to the group’s email listserv.