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Archive for November 2017

Collaborative PhD: The Archives of the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, 1710-1760

By dustinfrazierwood

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′.

Funded by the AHRC’s Midlands3Cities (M3C) programme, the project operates as a collaboration between the University of Leicester and the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, Britain’s oldest provincial learned society and second-oldest museum. The successful applicant will be able to formulate a topic within the project’s broad remit based on their areas of interest and/or professional experience, and will enjoy opportunities for training in conservation, cataloguing, exhibition design, curatorship and collections management. The project also provides regular opportunities for public engagement.
Students with interests in book history, print culture, library and archive studies, and cultural history are especially encouraged to apply. The terms of the CDA allow the successful applicant to extend their funding for an additional 0.5 years to curate an exhibition of materials from the archive, much of which has never been studied or made available to the general public.
Throughout the PhD the student will be jointly supervised by Dr Kate Loveman (Leicester) and Dr Dustin Frazier Wood (SGS Librarian), with additional supervisory support from Professor Roey Sweet (Leicester) and …read more

Source:: https://romanticillustrationnetwork.wordpress.com/2017/11/14/collaborative-phd-the-archives-of-the-spalding-gentlemens-society-1710-1760/

Call for Expressions of Interest: BARS European Engagement Fellow

By Matthew Sangster

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

Source:: http://www.bars.ac.uk/blog/?p=1797

London-Paris Romanticism Seminar, Laurent Folliot, Friday 17 November 2017, Senate House, London

By LPRS

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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

Source:: http://londonparisromantic.com/?p=644

19th-Century Women Writers on the Old Masters

By dustinfrazierwood

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.

Aims and Scope:
John Ruskin infamously dismissed the art historian Anna Jameson as knowing ‘as much of art as the cat’. However, in recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in women like Jameson as influential interpreters of the visual arts and as writers of art history during the formative years of the discipline. This conference, which capitalises and expands upon this interest, will look afresh at the role of English-speaking women as disseminators of knowledge about Old Master paintings and historic painting techniques during the Victorian era.
While the National Gallery’s first Director, Charles Eastlake, and his male colleagues produced scholarly publications, including museum catalogues, aimed at professionals and connoisseurs, women in his circle and in the following generations typically had a wider reach. They could – and did – speak to specialists, but many chose to disseminate information in …read more

Source:: https://romanticillustrationnetwork.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/19th-century-women-writers-on-the-old-masters/