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TitelTHE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE: THE EUROPEAN FOLK REVIVAL, 1760-1914
BeschreibungCALL FOR PAPERS:

Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, University of Sheffield
in association with
the Departments of History, Germanic Studies and English Literature
and the National Centre for English Cultural Tradition

International Interdisciplinary Conference
Friday 7 - Sunday 9 September 2007

"THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE: THE EUROPEAN FOLK REVIVAL, 1760-1914"

Convenors: Timothy Baycroft, Joan Beal, Matthew Campbell, Hamish Mathison, Michael Perraudin, Marcus Waithe

The rediscovery and revalidation of the "culture of the people" was a defining feature of artistic and intellectual life in the societies of nineteenth- and late eighteenth-century Europe, and it underpinned many of the key ideological tendencies of the times. Romantics and pre-Romantics articulated their sense of the inadequacy of cosmopolitan rationalism by espousing the cultural productions of ordinary (uneducated, rural) people as repositories of pre-rational truth and authentic experience. The nostalgic imitation, collection and study of folksong, folktale, folk custom and folk belief which this engendered became a process of linguistic, historical and mythical identity-formation with powerful political consequences; and the new nationalism which increasingly destabilised the European political order over the course of the nineteenth century gained its legitimacy from such activity. At the same time, radical movements from the late eighteenth century onwards found sustenance in evidence of the cultural autonomy and superiority of ordinary people, in customs and festivals, songs and story-telling. Nineteenth-century socialism did not seek to root itself in resuscitated systems of myth, but its mythologisation of the proletariat had a related intellectual impetus. The European nineteenth century, it can be said, was the age of the people and peoples, of masses and nations; and the cultural expression of this identity was the folk revival. The proposed conference aims to encompass the span of the European folk revival from its beginnings in the middle of the eighteenth century to its cataclysm, the war of the peoples, World War One. The revival's British emergence from 1760 in works such as Macpherson's Ossian or Percy's Reliques will be traced. Its reception and philosophical development in Germany by J.G. Herder and its further elaboration by British, German and French Romanticism (Wordsworth and Coleridge, Renan and Arnold, Novalis and the Schlegels, Arnim, Brentano and the Grimms) will be examined. The folkloristic or popular-cultural dimensions both of nineteenth-century socialist utopias - Saint-Simon, Marx, William Morris - and of the diverse national movements of nineteenth century Europe, from Ireland to Italy, Belgium to Bulgaria and beyond, will be observed. Offerings from all relevant branches of political, social, cultural, linguistic and literary history are encouraged. Analyses of modern re-revivals would also be of interest. The main language of the conference will be English, but papers can also be delivered and discussed in German and French.

Possible topics for papers include:

Macpherson, Percy, Herder and their descendants
Nationalism, regionalism, cosmopolitanism
Celt and Teuton, Latin and Slav
Socialism and folk nostalgia
Democracy and demagoguery
Gender, nation and folk
Translation, renovation and forgery
The language of the folk
Mythologies old and new
Folktale and fairy-tale
Epic poetry and folk lyric
Hybridity, authenticity and synthetic form
Ballad, performance and print
Folklore and education
Fine art, folk art
Music and folk-song
Historians, poets, collectors, editors, theorists
of the Folk Revival

Papers will be 30 minutes long. To apply to deliver a paper at the conference, please send by email an abstract of a few lines plus a brief c.v. to one of the convenors (t.baycroft@ j.c.beal@ m.campbell@ h.mathison@ m.perraudin@ m.j.waithe@ sheffield.ac.uk) AND simultaneously to the conference email account (folkrevival@sheffield.ac.uk).

Deadline for submission: December 1st 2006
Preliminary expressions of interest would be welcome
Conference web address: www.c19.group.shef.ac.uk/folkrevival.html

Prof Michael Perraudin
Department of Germanic Studies
University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, GB
Quelle der BeschreibungInformation des Anbieters
Internetadressehttp://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/logbrowse.pl?trx=vx&list=H-Germanistik&mo...
VeranstaltungsortSheffield
Bewerbungsschluss01.12.2006
Beginn07.09.2007
Ende09.09.2007
LandGroßbritannien
BenutzerführungEnglisch
SchlüsselbegriffeKomparatistik (Kulturvergleich, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft); Literatur 1770 - 1830; Literatur 1830 - 1880; Literatur 1880 - 1945; Literatur- u. Kulturgeschichte; Literatursoziologie; Motiv- u. Stoffgeschichte
Klassifikation04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.03.00 Vergleichende Literaturgeschichte; 15.00.00 19. Jahrhundert > 15.03.00 Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte; 15.00.00 19. Jahrhundert > 15.14.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen; 16.00.00 Jahrhundertwende (1880-1914) > 16.03.00 Geistes- und Kulturgeschichte; 16.00.00 Jahrhundertwende (1880-1914) > 16.14.00 Stoffe. Motive. Themen
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