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Archive for October 2013

Romantic Locations Deadline

A reminder that the deadline for BARS’ 2014 Early Career and Postgraduate Conference, Romantic Locations, is coming up in a couple of weeks (on November 15th).  This should be a really interesting and convivial event – the organisers are working hard to make sure that the programme is engaging and the conference is affordable.  The Call for Papers and further details can be found here.  Hope to see many of you there.

On History, by Jules Michelet

Open Book have just published a collection of writings by the French Romantic historian Jules Michelet, edited by Lionel Gossman and featuring new and revised translations by Gossman, Flora Kimmich and Edward K. Kaplan. The volume includes three of Michelet’s programmatic essays: his ‘Introduction to World History’ (1831), his ‘Opening Address at the Faculty of Letters’ (1834) and the preface to the 1869 edition of his History of France. Taken together, the three texts can be read as a kind of manifesto for Romantic historiography, laying out a grand vision of history, what it means, why it matters, and why it is important for citizens to have a lively sense of it. More information on the book can be found on its page on the Open Book site, where the full text can be accessed for free.

CfP Round-Up

Since there are a whole load of deadlines coming up in the next few weeks, I thought it’d be useful to put together a list of conferences currently seeking papers, with links to the full CfPs  These are given in deadline order (not long for BSECS now…):

BSECS 2014: Pleasures and Entertainments, St Hugh’s College Oxford, 8-10 January 2014 – Deadline 20th October.

NASSR 2014: Romantic Organizations, Washington D.C., 10-13 July 2013 – Deadline for special sessions 1 November, for abstracts 17 January 2014.

Romantic Locations (BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference), Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, 19-21 March 2014 – Deadline 15th November.

Ann Radcliffe at 250: Gothic and Romantic Imaginations, University of Sheffield, 27-29 June 2014 – Deadline 30th November.

Coleridge Summer Conference, Cannington, 28 July-1 August 2014 – Deadline 30th November.

Romantic Connections, University of Tokyo, 13-15 June 2014 – Deadline 30th November.

John Keats and his Circle, Keats House, Hampstead, London, 2-4 May 2014 – Deadline 1st December.

Romanticism and Self-Destruction, University of Bristol, 9 May 2014 – Deadline 1st December.

BSLS Conference 2014,  University of Surrey, Guildford, 10-12 April 2014 – Deadline 6th December.

John Thelwall Society Conference: John Thelwall at 250: Medicine, Literature, and Reform in London, ca. 1764-1834, University of Notre Dame London Centre, 25-27 July 2014 – Deadline 1 February 2014.

Looks like next year’s going to be a pretty busy one.

I’m sure I’ve missed some things, so if you’re holding an event you’d like added to this list, please leave a comment or drop me an email on mjrs3@cantab.net.