From 27-31 July 2020 the Coleridge Conference will be held, for the first time, in the Lake District, in the heart of Newlands, the valley he loved for ‘the exceeding greenness & pastoral beauty of the Vale itself, with the savage wildness of the Mountains, their Coves, and long arm-shaped & elbow-shaped Ridges’.
As usual, the conference will be both intense and relaxed, as the mostly plenary sessions overspill into garden parties, poetry readings and hikes along the river, up Causey Pike or to the nearby pub and tearooms. A ropes course, volleyball and archery will be available for the more athletic Coleridgeans. Paddling and stone-skimming in the beck is also possible.
This time, our keynote speaker is Mary Favret, author of War at a Distance and Romantic Correspondence.
Our venue, Newlands Activity Centre, is viewable here: https://www.activity-centre.com/facilities/grounds
The cost, for full residence, meals, fee and transport to and from Penrith railway station will be approx. £380-£520, depending on the level of accommodation you choose. Bursaries for part of this cost will be available to graduate students and to unwaged scholars on a competitive basis. If you wish to be considered for a bursary, say so and explain why at the top of your proposal.
Proposals for 20 minute papers on Coleridge and related authors/topics are now invited (Charles Lamb especially welcome): send a maximum of 200 words to stcconference2020@
We look forward to seeing you.
Tim Fulford, Kerri Andrews and Jo Taylor