The three-day international conference 'Romantic Regenerations' explores various ways and forms in which Romantic texts were regenerated in later periods, especially in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in the Asian as well as Anglo-European contexts.
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Britain expanded its maritime empire across the world and facilitated commercial, political, and cultural interactions with foreign lands. English Literature, as a consequence, was also engaged in encountering and negotiating with cultural 'Others', such as the Other in the orient and the Other in Africa.
For the past few decades, scholarships have been investigating into the forms and meanings of these cross-cultural interactions in the literary and historical spheres. And yet there still remains a question to address regarding how the Romantic engagement with the cultural Others was reviewed, revised, and reconstructed later ages. Efforts should also be invested to clarify the forms and meanings of 'romanticism' regenerated in the 'other' cultures through their encounters and negotiations with Anglo-European Romanticism. While assimilating exotic elements within itself, literature in the Romantic Age produced significant repercussions in the fields of art and literature in Asian countries.
The conference offers a platform to consider implications of the regenerative Romantic interactions between the West and the East. A special focus will be given on the texts and arts which echoed, reshaped, and revised the texts of English Romanticism in the Victorian and Modernist periods, but papers on any related themes and subjects in any regions are most welcome. It hopes to examine various aspects of the regenerations and receptions of Romanticism.
Romanticism in Asia
Romanticism and colonialism
Romantic travel writings and paintings
cross-cultural receptions of 'Romanticism' or 'romanticism'
creation and recreation of romantic images
Romantic visions and decadence
Romantic art and Imperialialism
continuities and discontinuities between Romanticism and Modernism
Romanticism and Cosmopolitanism, &c