About the Conference

Plan now to join us next August 11-14 in the mountains of Utah for “Romanticism and Independence,” the 2011 conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism.  The conference will be held 45 minutes east of Salt Lake City in Park City, the resort town that hosted the 2002 Winter Olympics and is permanent home to the Sundance Film Festival.

NASSR 2011 will include keynote addresses by Ian Duncan (UC-Berkeley) and Deidre Lynch (Toronto).  Seminars on classic books in the field and their contemporary counterparts will feature Alan Bewell, Mark Canuel, Jeffrey Cox, Frances Ferguson, Anne-Lise Francois, Neil Fraistat, Anne Frey, Denise Gigante, Nicholas Halmi, Jon Klancher, Marjorie Levinson, Devoney Looser, Anne Mellor, Andrew Piper, Tilottama Rajan, David Simpson, Andrew Stauffer, and Gillen D’Arcy Wood.

The submission deadline was January 31, 2011, and no further proposals are being accepted at this point.

Conference Organizers: Andrew Franta (University of Utah) and Nicholas Mason (Brigham Young University)

Conference Assistant Organizer: Paul Westover (BYU)

Graduate Assistants: Neal Carroll (Utah) and Shannon Stimpson (BYU)

Conference Committee: Scott Black (Utah), Ed Cutler (BYU), Anne Jamison (Utah), Stacey Margolis (Utah), Matthew Potolsky (Utah), Scott Sprenger (BYU), Leslee Thorne-Murphy (BYU), Barry Weller (Utah), and Matt Wickman (BYU)

Conference support generously provided by:

  • The University of Utah College of Humanities
  • The University of Utah Department of English
  • The Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah
  • The Brigham Young University College of Humanities
  • The Brigham Young University Department of English