XVIth CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
(PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 13-19 AUGUST 2000)

WORKSHOP 9. ROMANTIC PROSE FICTIONS: TEXTS AND CONTEXTS RECONSIDERED

 

Please retain both an electronic copy and a print-out of this pre-Congress report on the Workshop for reference. You should use the list of e-mail (or fax) addresses below to contact fellow participants. It is the individual responsibility of each participant to transmit a copy of her or his ABSTRACT to every other participant by January 2000. In addition, each participant should carry at least three copies of the text of his or her own PAPER to Pretoria. Of these three copies, one will be posted at the Congress site for public inspection by persons interested in attending the Workshop and one will be held by the Workshop convener. It would be useful if you carried extra copies for distribution at your own assigned session.

If you are not yet pre-registered for the Congress, it is urgent that you contact its chief Organizer, Professor Ina Gräbe,
by e-mail via
grabe@alpha.unisa.ac.za;
or by express air mail at Dept. of Theory of Literature, Unisa, P.O. Box 392, Pretoria 0003, South Africa;
or by fax at +27-12-4293221.

The crucial SECOND CIRCULAR containing essential practical information about the Congress has recently gone into the mails, and pre-registered participants of our Workshop should receive it during December.

Please inform the convener, Gerald Gillespie, as soon as possible regarding any change in your plans, any change or correction of your address or contact numbers, or other news affecting your participation. Preferably, communicate by e-mail via gillespi@leland.stanford.edu or by fax via +1-650-725-8421.

The time slots assigned to Workshop 9 is posted on the homepage of the ICLA Romanticism projects. Remember that these will be provisional time slots, and the final time slots will appear in the official Congress program. You need to check for program details and for any last-minute time changes upon arrival in Pretoria.

List of participants whose presentations have been accepted for Workshop 9 are:

ABLOMIWICZ, Aleksander (Bytom, Poland).
Fax mo.: +48-32-2917440
"Le roman romantique: Fiction et histoire"

ALDRIDGE, Owen (Urbana, Illinois, USA).
cjcolema@uiuc.edu
"Ludic prose from Sterne to Carlos Fuentes"

BLACK, Joel (Athens, Georgia, USA).
jblack@arches.uga.edu
"Anti-naturalism and neo-aestheticism: Romantic legacies in 19th and 20th century fiction"

BUESCU, Helena Carvalhao (Lisbon, Portugal).
hbuescu@ip.pt
"Landscape in Romantic fiction"

DIETERLE, Bernard (Berlin, Germany).
kaosoigb@linux.zrz.tu-berlin.de
"Fragments d'un recit amoureux: Les Wertheriades"

ENGEL, Manfred (Hagen, Germany).
Manfred.Engel@FernUni-Hagen.de
"National literary terms as a problem of comparative literary history: The Bildungsroman"

GIACOMONI, Paola (Trento, Italy).
pgiacomo@riscl.gelso.unitn.it
"Mountain landscape and the aesthetics of the sublime in Romantic narration"

GILLESPIE, Gerald (Stanford, California, USA).
gillespi@leland.stanford.edu
"Romantic detective fictions"

KLEINE, Sabine (Essen, Germany).
sabine.kleine@uni-essen.de
"Mirroring, abymization, potentiation"

KORYTOWSKA, Maria (Cracow, Poland)
kmkor@filon.filg.uj.edu.pl
"Messianism as a current in Romantic fiction"

LORANT, Andre (Paris, France).
igomez@wanadoo.fr
"L'homme errant: L'epoque romantique"

NEMOIANU, Virgil (Washington, DC, USA)
nemoianv@cua.edu
"The historical novel and Romanticism"

SCHMITZ-EMANS, Monika (Bochum, Germany).
monika.schmitz-emans@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
"The nightside of existence"

SKWARA, Marta Anna (Szczecin, Poland).
jzylin@um.szczecin.pl
"American Transcendentalism in connection with Polish literature"

SMOOT, Jeanne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA).
smoot@unity.ncsu.edu
"The survival of Romanticism in Realism and Naturalism"

SONDRUP, Steven (Provo, Utah, USA).
sondrup@byu.edu
"Scandinavian contours of Romantic irony"

SPIRIDON, Monica (Bucharest, Romania)
mmspirid@nec.ro
"Torn Halves: Romantic narrative fiction between omophony and polyphony"

STEWART, Neil (Bonn, Germany)
n.stewart@uni-bonn.de
"Laurence Sterne and Russian Romanticism"

SZEGEDY-MASZAK, Mihaly (Budapest, Hungary).
szegedy@ludens.elte.hu
"The sister arts in Romantic fiction"

VAN GORP, Hendrik (Leuven, Belgium).
hendrik.vangorp@arts.kuleuven.ac.be
"The gothic novel as Romantic poetic fiction"

 

The following applicants for Workshop 9 need to submit a distinct title and an abstract with all deliberate speed to Prof. Gerald Gillespie, the Workshop convener. The title and abstract should be sent to his e-mail address gillespi@leland.stanford.edu.

GAJERI, Elena (Rome, Italy).
elenagajeri@hotmail.com

GARGIULO, Giuseppe (Paris, France)
gargiulo@u-paris10.fr

LE SEUR, Greta (Columbia, Missouri, USA).
womengl@showme.missouri.edu

MICHAELS, Judith (Cyprus, Texas, USA)
jumichaels@aol.com

NYLANDER, Dudley K. (Mount Aureol, Sierra Leone).
dkn5@hotmail.com

 

During 2000, any updated information about Workshop 9 will be posted on the homepage of the ICLA Romanticism projects.

You should consult this website for further news.

The website also carries a helpful sample list of works of Romantic prose fiction in Europe and the Americas which you may want to download. You can gain a sense of the spirit and direction of our (separate and independent) Workshop by browsing through the chapter titles or topics listed for the various volumes in the Romanticism subseries of the Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages on this same homepage.

Looking forward with great anticipation to our collaborative efforts at the Congress in Pretoria,

Gerald Gillespie, Convener

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