Workshop 13

61st Annual Convention of the GAAS

Würzburg, June 12-15, 2014

American Romanticism and the Politicization of Nature

Stefanie Schäfer (Jena)
National Landscapes, Romantic Crosscurrents: The Uses of Nature in Revolution Narratives by James Fenimore Cooper and John Neal

Thomas Clark (Tübingen)
Shabby Imitations: Nature and Civil Government in Cooper’s The Pioneers and Emerson's "Politics"

Devin Zuber (Berkeley)
The Anarchy of Nature: Thoreau, Occupy, Aesthetics of Dissent

Philipp Löffler (Heidelberg)
Negative Education: Melville, Self-Hood, and the Politics of Reading Nature

Sascha Pöhlmann (München)
Whitman's Futures: Performing Utopia

Heike Schäfer (Konstanz)
Nature, Media Culture, and the Romantic Quest for the Real


Clemens Spahr
Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department of English and Linguistics
American Studies
Jakob-Welder-Weg 18 (Philosophicum)
55099 Mainz

Johannes Völz (Frankfurt/Stanford)
Stanford University
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Main Quad, Building 360
Stanford, CA 94305-2152