The University of Leicester and Spalding Gentlemen’s Society invite applications for an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA), ‘Antiquarianism, Science and Networks of Knowledge: The Archives of the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, 1710-1760′.
The British Association for Romantic Studies is pleased to announce that it is funding a new fellowship, the BARS European Engagement Fellow. The Fellow will be expected to work part-time on Project RÊVE, the core activity of the newly formed ERA (European Romanticisms in Association). ERA brings together scholarly associations, archives and heritage organizations across Europe with common interests in long Romanticism to work together on the European dimensions of Romanticism. RÊVE (Romantic Europe: The Virtual Exhibition) is designed in the first instance as a series of monthly blogposts devoted to iconic Romantic objects and places which exemplify some transnational aspect of Romanticism in Europe. Its ambition is to feature 100 objects, eventually housing them in a searchable database set up as a virtual museum. Launched in July 2017, the first six blogposts for RÊVE can be accessed here: http://www.euromanticism.org
The Fellowship is suitable for a doctoral or post-doctoral candidate. It will be held over six months in the first instance, starting from 1 January 2018 and running until 1 July 2018. It will be paid monthly at an hourly rate of £15.00 and will entail on average 10 hours of work per month. Any travel expenses will …read more
The next meeting of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar will be held on Friday 17 November 2017 in Room 349 (third floor), Senate House, University of London, starting at 5.30. As our distinguished guest speaker, we are delighted to welcome Laurent Folliot (University of Paris-Sorbonne), who will present a paper entitled Coleridge and Myriad-Mindedness. This will be followed by a discussion and a wine reception, to which all are invited. Admission is free.
Laurent Folliot is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) and Cambridge University. He is currently Assistant Professor in British Literature at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He has published a number of articles on British Romanticism (Wordsworth, Coleridge, Hazlitt, De Quincey, William Gilbert), as well as on Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, and his book on Wordsworth’s and Coleridge’s nature poetry is forthcoming at Lyon/Grenoble University Press. He is also a translator (Hazlitt, Melville, Sterne, William Temple, Dickens, Shaftesbury), and his new verse translation of Thomson’s Seasons will shortly be issued by Classiques Garnier.
Regarding the topic of his paper, Laurent writes:
“My paper revisits the longstanding topos of Coleridge’s ‘myriad-mindedness’ by taking it, as it were, literally: by focusing on the spiritual myriads or multitudes that recur …read more
Knowing ‘as much art as the cat’: 19th-Century Women Writers on the Old Masters
The Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies will host a major conference examining the role of English-speaking women as disseminators of knowledge about Old Master paintings and historic painting techniques during the Victorian era on Friday, 10 November at 10am in the Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre, National Gallery.