Romantic Circles is pleased to publish a new Praxis volume: The Sundry Faces of Nineteenth-Century Anglo-Jewish Literature, edited and introduced by Karen Weisman.
This volume brings together essays that highlight the breadth of nineteenth-century Anglo-Jewish writers’ engagement with thematic and aesthetic preoccupations. Exploring aesthetic choices of Jewish writers whose political and cultural contexts put pressure on such choices, this collection features essays by Michael Scrivener, Heidi Kaufman, Sarah Gracombe, and Meri-Jane Rochelson.
The Hazlitt Society is currently inviting contributions to the fourteenth issue (2021) of The Hazlitt Review.
Articles on any aspect of William Hazlitt’s work and life, or relating Hazlitt to wider Romantic themes and circles, are welcome. Submissions should be between 4000 and 9000 words in length, and follow MHRA style.
Please email submissions by 1 March 2021 to Philipp Hunnekuhl (firstname.lastname@example.org), to whom you may also direct any queries.
Applications are invited for an Open-Oxford-Cambridge AHRC DTP-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award at the University of Oxford, in partnership with Dove Cottage, Grasmere.
Supervisory team: Professor Catriona Seth (Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford) and Jeff Cowton MBE (Dove Cottage)
Wordsworth famously wrote ‘On the Departure of Sir Walter Scott from Abbotsford, for Naples’. Like the author of Ivanhoe, French-language writers, among them Staël, Lamartine, Chateaubriand, Bonstetten, Gautier… visited Naples and were inspired by the town and its surroundings. The environment drew them to evoke the sea and volcanic eruptions, to reflect on the inscription of history in the landscape, from Antiquity to contemporary upheavals. To many of them, setting foot on Neapolitan soil, things were both familiar and exotic. The port was a gateway to Africa, a hub for exchanges between North and South. The archaeological surveys in Pompeii and Herculaneum with the uncovering of frescoes and artefacts drew tourists back to their cultural heritage. The vedute painted by Volaire, John Warwick Smith and other (often less talented) painters graced many a wall throughout Northern Europe.
There is no study of Naples as viewed by late Enlightenment and Romantic French-language visitors. Noli’s 1928 Les romantiques français et l’Italie, Montègre’s massive …read more
Thank you to everyone who joined us over Zoom for a roundtable discussion between Professor James Chandler, Professor Ian Duncan, Dr Katie Garner, Professor Essaka Joshua, and Professor Fiona Stafford on the topic of ‘Romantic Studies in 2020: Perspectives on the Field’, chaired by BARS Vice President Dr Gillian Dow. During this session, our guests presented perspectives on their current research and teaching before discussing the challenges faced by scholars and students of Romanticism in 2020, after which the audience were invited to take part in a moderated Q&A session.