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Aggregated blogs on Romantic Studies – please click through to read full posts.

Byron Society 2020-2021 PhD Bursary

By Emily Paterson-Morgan

The Byron Society invites applications for a PhD bursary of £3,000 for 2020-2021.

Applications are open to new and existing full-time PhD students enrolled at a UK university and working on a thesis addressing any aspect of the life, work and /or influence of the poet Lord Byron. Applications are also welcomed from those studying multiple poets or authors, including Byron.

Each bursary covers just one year, however multiple applications can be made and postgraduates whose research focuses solely on Byron can receive up to three annual bursaries. (Those who study Byron alongside other poets and authors can only be awarded one bursary).

Applications can be made by students with additional sources of funding, but please list these in your application. The applications should also include a summary of the applicant’s academic record, an outline of his / her proposed research and the names of two referees who may be contacted. Please also state what year of study you are in.

For more details about this award and past recipients, and to submit your application, click here.

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Source:: http://www.bars.ac.uk/blog/?p=2830

London-Paris Romanticism Seminar: Claire Connolly, Friday 24 January 2020, Senate House, University of London

By LPRS

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The next meeting of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar will take place on Friday 24 January in the Bloomsbury Room (G35, ground floor) at Senate House, University of London, starting at 5.30. As our guest speaker, we are delighted to welcome Professor Claire Connolly of University College Cork, who will present a paper entitled The Impending Era: Irish Romanticism Before and After the Famine. This will be followed by a discussion and wine reception. The event is free and open to everyone, including postgraduates and members of the public. No booking is required.

Claire Connolly is Professor of Modern English at University College Cork in Ireland, a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. Her book A Cultural History of the Irish Novel, 1790-1829 (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism) won the Donald J. Murphy Prize for Distinguished First Monograph, awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies. With Marjorie Howes (Boston College), she is General Editor of a new six volume series, Irish Literature in Transition, 1700-2015; as well as editor for Volume 2 of the series, Irish Literature in Transition, 1780-1830 (due out March 2020 from CUP). …read more

Source:: http://londonparisromantic.com/?p=1294

Sign up for the BARS Mailing List

By Anna Mercer

Dear BARS Members, and those interested in BARS and Romanticism more generally,

Thank you for reading the BARS Blog!

We try to share as much relevant news and information as possible here on the Blog, however, you might not know that we also send round regular updates to our Mailing List. Information shared includes calls for papers or contributors, funding opportunities, notices of upcoming events, and much more.

You can sign up for the BARS Mailing list here.

To advertise Romantic literature conferences, publications, jobs, or
other events that the BARS Members would be interested in, please
contact Dr Anna Mercer (Communications Officer) <britishassociationromantic@gmail.com>

You can also use this address to register any change in your e-mail address,
or to be removed from the list.

Messages are held in archives, along with other information about the
Mailbase here.

Thank you!

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Source:: http://www.bars.ac.uk/blog/?p=2824

CFP – NASSR 2020 Conference at the University of Toronto – 6-9 August 2020

By Dr Fallon

Dear Members of the Romantic Illustration Network (RIN):

Greetings! You are invited to submit a paper proposal for the 28th Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR). The NASSR conference, which will take place at the University of Toronto, Ontario on August 6-9, 2020, will bring together 300-400 scholars to discuss literature, philosophy, politics, art, and culture c. 1770-1840.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://sites.utoronto.ca/wincs/nassr2020

Keynote Speakers:
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University)
Martin Myrone (Tate Britain)

Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Re-envisioning Romanticism: looking back and looking forward
  • Visions and the visionary: perception, prognostication, projection, speculation, the speculative
  • Ways of looking: reading, conceptualizing, observing, peeping, gazing, categorizing, examining, recognizing and misrecognizing
  • Visual culture, philosophy, and aesthetics: objects of sight, spectacle, the spectacular, the sublime and the beautiful
  • Reading methods and histories: careful, close, distant, surface; plagiarism, copyright law
  • Print culture in its social, theoretical, and physical aspects (e.g. text, design, structure, layout); manuscripts, letters, journals, scrapbooks, books, journals, newspapers
  • The seen and the unseen: noumena, phenomena, the spirit world, apparitions and appearances
  • Romantic iconoclasm …read more

    Source:: https://romanticillustrationnetwork.com/2020/01/07/cfp-nassr-2020-conference-at-the-university-of-toronto-6-9-august-2020/

Forthcoming talks on Romanticism in Cardiff and London

By annamercer90

CRECS 2020

Part of the reason I love my job is I get to help to put together exciting events that celebrate the works of the writers of the Romantic period, and crucially share new ideas in scholarship.

If you’re in Cardiff or London in early 2020, you might like to join us for some of the following talks.

CRECS Events (FREE, all welcome)

Website here.

#Keats200 Events (Tickets required, all welcome)

All events listed below run 6.30-8pm in The Chester Room, Keats House

30 Jan Jennifer Wallace ‘”Digging Up Milton”. Keats, Milton and London 1790-1818: Writing Historical Fiction.’

6 Feb Jonathan Gonzalez ‘Keats and Wine’

20 Feb Damian Walford Davies ‘Keats’s Killing Breath: Poetry and Theories of Consumption’

5 March Drummond Bone ‘What is Poetry – thoughts by Byron (and Keats)’ – in partnership with the Byron Society

16 April Andrew Rudd ‘Charities in Keats’s London’

These events are more on the Keats House Eventbrite page here.

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Source:: https://percyandmaryshelley.wordpress.com/2020/01/06/forthcoming-talks-on-romanticism-in-cardiff-and-london/

Call for Expressions of Interest: BARS 2023 INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL CONFERENCE

By Anna Mercer

Deadline: 23 February 2020

Send your EoI to Jennifer Orr (Jennifer.Orr@newcastle.ac.uk)

THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR ROMANTIC STUDIES is pleased to invite Expressions of Interest for the 2023 International Biennial Conference. The last two BARS conferences (York 2017 and Nottingham 2019) were very successful, and we will be co-hosting a large conference with the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism at Edge Hill University in Summer 2021.

Since 2015, attendance at BARS conferences has grown to around 250 and delegate feedback has been very positive. We are very much looking forward to working with institutions in continuing to build on and to diversify the successful BARS model. Please consult the programmes for Cardiff, York and Nottingham as guides for your proposal.

A decision will be made by the BARS Executive at its next meeting in March 2020 and the successful applicants will be invited to submit a report for the following Executive meeting, which will be held electronically in July 2020. The successful applicants will also be expected to make a presentation at the next conference, Edge Hill 2021.

Host institutions are expected to take account of the following in preparing their Expressions of Interest:

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Source:: http://www.bars.ac.uk/blog/?p=2817

A Trip to Bath, December 2019

By annamercer90 At Cardiff University, we run a module for taught postgraduates entitled ‘Narrative and Nation: Politics, Gender and History, 1780-1830′. This course invites students to examine the key prose genres that dominated the Romantic period, with a close eye on those three thematic clusters: gender, politics and history. We look at authors such as Jane Austen, … Continue reading A Trip to Bath, December 2019 …read more

Source:: https://crecs.wordpress.com/2020/01/03/a-trip-to-bath-december-2019/

CFP – Pacific Paratexts

By Emily Paterson-Morgan

An interdisciplinary symposium exploring paratexts in writing from and about the Pacific

Plenary lectures: Rod Edmond (University of Kent); Anna Johnston (University of Queensland)

Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan, November 7-8 2020

This two-day interdisciplinary symposium investigates the role and status of paratexts in the mediation and representation of Pacific cultures, geography and history. “Paratext” is the label coined by theorist Gerald Genette to describe those threshold devices that help shape a text’s reception, including annotations, blurbs, cover design, epigraphs, fonts, format, front and back covers, glossaries, illustrations, indices, introductions, maps, prologues and epilogues and titles.

Paratexts have been a frequent presence in Western literary representations of the Pacific. Consider, for example, the “Preface”, annotations and glossary that accompanies Louis Antione de Bougainville’s Voyage Autour du Monde (1771); John Hawkesworth’s paratexts for his edition of Captain Cook’s An Account of the Voyages (1773); the famous marginal gloss that accompanies Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1817 version of “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”; Edgar Allan Poe’s deconstructive “Preface” and footnotes for The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket (1838); Pierre Loti’s epigraphs, notes and parallel transcriptions of Tahitian and French for The Marriage of Loti (1880); and Robert Louis Stevenson’s ethnographic annotations for his Polynesian Ballads …read more

Source:: http://www.bars.ac.uk/blog/?p=2813

Recipients of the BARS/Wordsworth Trust Early Career Fellowship 2020

By Anna Mercer

BARS and The Wordsworth Trust are delighted to announce that two fellowships have been awarded for 2020.

We received a number of excellent applications, and the two Early Career Researchers taking up the fellowships in 2020 are:

Dr Alexis Wolf

Dr Francesca Mackenney

Congratulations to Alexis and Francesca, and on behalf of everyone at BARS and the Wordsworth Trust, thank you to all those who applied.

The Fellowship invites ECRs to work with Jeff Cowton (Curator and Head of Learning) during one of the most exciting and transformative times in the Wordsworth Trust’s history. The major HLF-funded project ‘Reimagining Wordsworth’ is due for completion in time to celebrate Wordsworth’s 250th birthday on 7 April 2020. The Wordsworth Trust is committed to embracing the Creative Case for Diversity and believe that by welcoming a wide range of influences, practices and perspectives, we can better understand the collection in Grasmere and the stories it can tell, thereby enriching public programmes. The purpose of this Fellowship is to help the Trust to achieve just that – to examine the collection from a different perspective, and to use that perspective and knowledge to help audiences better understand and engage with Wordsworth’s life and work.

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Source:: http://www.bars.ac.uk/blog/?p=2809