India and Britain: Romantic-era Interactions

In light of recent reckonings with colonialism and its legacies, Romanticism on the Net is soliciting papers, of 6,000-12,000 words, for a Fall 2021 special cluster, India and Britain: Romantic-era Interactions. Successful submissions will join a conversation already underway, as represented by a set of papers written by scholars at Indian universities.

Submission deadline: April 15, 2021

Possible topics might include but are not limited to:

  • How British and Indian writing and culture were informed by contact and conflict between 1750 and 1850
  • Cultural fusions and fissures resulting from British-Indian interactions considered in light of recent reckonings with colonialism and its legacies
  • How the local was shaped by global forces, and/or how the local responded to, and countered, those forces
  • Writing and other material forms wherein ideologies were resisted and negotiated
  • Material sites that reveal the complexities of Indian-British interactions in the period
  • Counter-histories of colonialism
  • Gaze/counter-gaze; narrative/counter-narrative
  • Transculturation
  • The evolution of Orientalism as a lens for reading Romantic literature
  • Interactions between culture and economics
  • Comparative analysis of the representation of nature, ecology, and animal life in Indian and British literature and culture
  • Digital humanities projects that shed new lights on these interactions