Thursday, October 3, 2013
Nagle Presents at International Romanticism Conference
Chris Nagle recently returned from the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism, held this year in Rochester, MI at Oakland University and the Royal Park Hotel. He and his collaborator, Courtney Wennerstrom (Indiana University), presented a paper on the short fiction of the Marquis de Sade, which focused on the so-called "gothic tales" that were part of the Contes et Fabliaux d’un Troubadour Provencal du XVIII Siecle. The two argued that these under-examined works bear significance to a new understanding of the polyamorous dynamics underwriting Enlightenment and early Romantic conjugality, and ultimately, to a global reassessment of Sade's contribution to generic innovation at the fin de siècle.