London-Paris Romanticism Seminar: Environmental Humanities and Romanticism, Online Event, Friday 23 October 2020


The first event in the 2020-21 series of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar will be an online seminar via Zoom on Friday 23 October 2020 at 17.30-19.30 London time (GMT +1). To launch our new programme, we are delighted to be hosting a special panel on Environmental Humanities and Romanticism with two outstanding Romantic scholars. Jeremy Davies (University of Leeds) will speak on the Industrial Revolution, Romantic ecocriticism and periodization, and Fiona Stafford (University of Oxford) will speak on agrarian and rural change and the influence of Robert Burns on environmental attitudes. The titles and abstracts of their papers appear below. Their short presentations will be followed by general discussion conducted on Zoom via the chat text box and ‘raised hands’. The panel will be chaired by Rowan Boyson (King’s College London).

The seminar is free and open to everyone, including postgraduates and members of the public. Prior registration is necessary. To reserve your free place via the Institute of English Studies website, click here. You will provided with full details of how to join the online event.

Jeremy Davies is an associate professor of English at the University of Leeds. His books include The Birth …read more