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"Decentering Romanticism” with Omar Miranda and Bakary Diaby (Virtual Event)

When: Friday, May 1, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sarah Peters   (847) 491-3864

Group: Comparative Literary Studies

Category: Academic


2019-2020 Provincializing Romanticism Workshop Series Presents:

"Decentering Romanticism”

Please join us for a dialogue with Omar Miranda & Bakary Diaby 

May 1st at 4pm CST

Via Zoom (Please RSVP to Sarah at to receive the Zoom invitation, password, and event format)

Moderator: Tristram Wolff & Series Co-organizer: Arif Camoglu


Omar F. Miranda is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of San Francisco. He specializes in the literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with an emphasis in both his research and teaching on the global Romantic era. His book manuscript in progress examines the revolutionary possibilities of exile, celebrity culture, and literary form in the period. He is editor of On the 200th Anniversary of Lord Byron's Manfred: Commemorative Essays, a bicentenary Romantic Circles Praxis volume. He has published essays in European Romantic Review, Symbiosis, and Romantic Circles, book chapters in Byron in Context (ed. Clara Tuite), and The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel (forthcoming), and book reviews in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, BARS Bulletin, and Review 19.

Bakary Diaby is Assistant Professor of English at Skidmore College, where he teaches courses in Romanticism, the long eighteenth century, and Black studies. He is currently working on two book projects. The first explores the intersections of aesthetics and vulnerability in the Romantic period. Connecting contemporary feminist moral philosophy and Enlightenment aesthetic theory, the project studies Romantic-era writers’ aestheticizations of vulnerability and vulnerable populations and how Romantic aesthetics still speaks to political issues of the present. The second, tentatively titled “Anatomy of Critique,” is a series of essays on the shadow cast by the long eighteenth century on methodological and disciplinary debates from the 1980s onward, especially on the concept of “critique.”

This series of Northwestern events is sponsored by Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, The Graduate School; the Departments of English, Spanish and Portuguese, French and Italian, German; and Programs in Critical Theory, Comparative Literary Studies, and Middle East and North African Studies, and the Centers for African American History and for Native American and Indigenous Research

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