Issue #74-75
(Spring-Fall 2020)

Romanticism, Interrupted


Romantic Studies cannot, and should not, go on as before. Along with the cessation of face-to-face instruction, the COVID-19 pandemic has seen the cancellation of conferences and disruption of the usual paths to publication. Anti-racist demonstrations in America and around the world sparked by the killing of George Floyd have also interrupted “business as usual” by prompting urgent and necessary action to address and overhaul the inequities that undergird the status quo. If the protests can be deemed an interruption, it is one that we embrace. Therefore, in 2020 Romanticism on the Net is adopting a new, more flexible approach to scholarly publication: one that aims to amplify critical voices and facilitate conversations limited by circumstances both novel and more longstanding.