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Romanticism conference to be held at Miami

Miami will host the American Conference on Romanticism Thursday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 11.

Nearly 90 presenters will lecture on subjects ranging from "Keats and the Invention of Masculinity" to "Freeing the Slaves of ‘The Ancient Mariner’: Coleridge as a Political Crusader."

The presenters are from 70 universities, including Florida State, Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as Miami and five other Ohio universities.

The eighth annual meeting of the conference is the culmination of a three-year program "Romanticism: Roots of Modernity" made possible by a grant from John Altman, Miami ’60.

Conference host Michael Bachem (German, Russian and East Asian languages) is an Altman Distinguished Teaching Fellow appointed at the inception of the Altman project to help develop interdisciplinary courses examining the literature, philosophy and artistic expressions of European Romanticism.

Larry Peer, the 2000-2001 John W. Altman Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, collaborated with Bachem and Altman fellows Elaine Miller (philosophy) and Robert Benson (architecture and interior design) on the courses.

Coordinating with the conference is a Performing Arts Series recital of Franz Schubert’s song cycle "Winterreise" Nov. 10 in Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts. (See story, "German bass-baritone to perform "Winterreise".)

For more information about the conference contact Bachem at or Todd Davis at, or visit

Date Published: 10/25/2001
Volume: 21   Number: 13


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