NASSR 2004 in Colorado

We're happy to pass along this announcement from Jeff Cox about the upcoming NASSR conference in Boulder, CO.

I and the rest of the crew of Colorado Romanticists (David Ferris, Jill Heydt-Stevenson, and Jeffrey Robinson at Boulder, Brad Mudge in Denver, Susan Taylor in Colorado Springs, William Davis  at Colorado College,  Celestine Woo at Fort Lewis College and our graduate assistant, Terry Robinson) are looking forward to having everyone in Boulder next September for NASSR 2004, "Romantic Cosmopolitanism."

We have a great line-up of keynoters (Ann Birmingham, Angela Esterhammer, and David Simpson) and a wide range of special sessions that take up everything from "Cosmopolitan Byron" to "Theatre as Cosmopolis," from "Anglo-Hispanic Romanticism" to "Philosophy, Nationality, and the Foreign."  There will be papers on poetry, music, philosophy, architecture, science, antiquities, theater, history, opera, "cosmobodies," and novels.  We already have a cosmopolitan line-up of participants, including scholars from Italy, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.  We are very excited about two distinctive features of this meeting.  First, there will be two pre-conference day-long workshops, one on the editing of Romantic texts and one on Romantic drama and theater.  Second, there will be one block of sessions during the conference devoted to workshops that will provide us all with an opportunity to discuss particular texts together.  All that and a dance planned after the banquet.  And, of course, the annual all-night party fondly known as "The Death March."

The conference will be held at the newly renovated Millenium Hotel, the grounds of which border on Boulder Creek.  There are also a number of other hotel options, ranging from cheaper motels to the historic Boulderado Hotel downtown.  Boulder and the surrounding mountains should be quite lovely in September, and we are relying upon our local walking expert, Jeffrey Robinson, to organize some informal hikes.  In addition to the natural splendor, Boulder offers our beautiful campus, fine restaurants, a fun downtown shopping area, and an interesting local art scene; we are also less than 45 minutes from downtown Denver.  Please be in touch if you have questions or suggestions; you can e-mail us at

Jeffrey Cox

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