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Archive for October 2017

Five Questions: 2017 BARS First Book Prize Winner Julia S. Carlson on Romantic Marks and Measures

By Matthew Sangster

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Julia S. Carlson, the winner of the 2017 BARS First Book Prize, is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Cincinnati. She completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University and her graduate degrees at the University of Michigan. She has published numerous essays on Romantic poetry, poetics, cartographies and sensation; is a member of the Multigraph Collective, co-authors of the forthcoming Interacting with Print: Elements of Reading in an Era of Print Saturation, 1700-1900 (University of Chicago Press, 2017) and is one of the co-editors of Romanticism on the Net. She received the First Book Prize for Romantic Marks and Measures: Wordsworth’s Poetry in Fields of Print (Penn Press, 2016), which we discuss below.

1) How did you begin the research that led you to write this book?

My research on this project began after a Comparative Literature seminar in which we read Mallarmé’s Un Coup de Dés Jamais N’Abolira Le Hasard and the poems of Emily Dickinson followed by a facing-page edition of Wordsworth’s Prelude, a sequence which primed me to observe typographic and topographic differences between the 1805 and 1850 texts. Why …read more

Source:: http://www.bars.ac.uk/blog/?p=1782

Institutions as Actors Programme

By msangster

We’ve now finalised the programme for the ‘Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900′ network’s last workshop, ‘Institutions as Actors’, which can be viewed here. The workshop is open to a limited number of non-speaking delegates; if you’d be interested in coming along, we’d love to hear from you on institutionsofliterature@gmail.com. We’ll be publishing some thoughts on where the network’s discussions have got to thus far in the period leading up to the workshop and will also be publishing reflections from our participants after it’s happened as we move towards the end of this initial phase of the project and think about where it would be useful to go next.

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Source:: http://institutionsofliterature.net/2017/10/22/institutions-as-actors-programme/

London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar

By dustinfrazierwood

The Autumn programme of the London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar features two sessions of interest to scholars of illustration:

3rd November: Historical Fiction

Dr Brian H Murray (King’s College London) and Prof. Rosemary Mitchell (Leeds Trinity)

8th December: Nineteenth-Century Illustration

Prof. Julia Thomas (Cardiff) and Dr Mary Shannon (Roehampton)

Information, including details of how to book, are available on the …read more

Source:: https://romanticillustrationnetwork.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/london-nineteenth-century-studies-seminar/

Wordsworth Annual Lecture 2017: Byron and Wordsworth

By Anna Mercer

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Please see below for details of the Wordsworth Annual Lecture 2017, to be held in London on Halloween.

Byron and Wordsworth: Art and Nature

Tuesday 31 October, 6.00 – 7.00pm

The 2017 London Lecture with Professor Sir Drummond Bone

Wordsworth and Byron fell out in a not very dignified way over politics, and there was heavy co-lateral damage in their opinion of each other’s poetry. But there was a fundamental intellectual difference too. Despite his flirtation with Wordsworthean pantheism at P B Shelley’s behest in 1816, Byron came to believe that moral and existential value could only be human constructs, whereas Wordsworth of course saw these very constructs as the barrier to an existential value inherent in Nature, the perception of which was the necessary ground of moral behaviour. Sir Drummond Bone will use this contrast as a way into reading their poetry, and spend some time specifically on their differing attitudes to city life and the nature of art.

Sir Drummond Bone graduated from Glasgow University, and was a Snell Exhibitioner at Balliol from 1968 to 1972. He is an acknowledged expert on the poetry of Byron and is President of the Scottish Byron Society. He became Professor of English Literature and Dean of …read more

Source:: http://www.bars.ac.uk/blog/?p=1777

Conference Report: The Shelley Conference 2017

By Anna Mercer

Delegates outside the mural dedicated to PBS (Poland Street)

Note from Anna Mercer, BARS Blog Editor:
The Shelley Conference 2017 was a two-day event sponsored by BARS. As the organiser I am very grateful to BARS for the support, and then also to Ana Stevenson for compiling the following detailed report. You can see the full programme including all the parallel sessions here, and I am hoping to work on a published collection of essays, or a special journal issue, of some of the wonderful papers I heard at the conference. The keynote speakers’ talks will be available online very soon. Without further comment from me, please enjoy Ana’s account of this gathering of Shelleyans:

The Shelley Conference 2017. 15-16 September. Institute for English Studies, London.

By Ana Stevenson

Delegates outside the mural dedicated to PBS (Poland Street)

It took almost the length of Shelley’s lifetime for another event celebrating his life and work to be organised – the last one took place on the bicentennial of his birth, in 1992. For this and other reasons, Anna Mercer was determined to organise this exceptional two-days conference. After realising that most of PBS’s contemporaries enjoy various symposiums, Mercer took it upon herself to side with Harrie Neal and organised The Shelley Conference 2017, …read more

Source:: http://www.bars.ac.uk/blog/?p=1768