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London-Paris Romanticism Seminar: Frances Ferguson, Friday 26 April 2019, Senate House, University of London


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The next meeting of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar will take place on Friday 26 April in the Bloomsbury Room (G35, ground floor) at Senate House, University of London, starting at 5.30. As our distinguished guest speaker, we are delighted to welcome Professor Frances Ferguson of the University of Chicago, who will present a paper entitled Anna Letitia Barbauld, the Book, and the World. This will be followed by a discussion and wine reception. The event is free and open to everyone, including postgraduates and members of the public. No booking is required.

Frances Ferguson taught at the University of California-Berkeley and Johns Hopkins University before joining the English Department at the University of Chicago as Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor. Her publications include Wordsworth: Language as Counter-spirit (1977); Solitude and the Sublime: The Aesthetics of Individuation (1992); and Pornography, The Theory: What Utilitarianism Did To Action (2005); and articles on various topics in eighteenth century and Romantic studies. The journal Critical Inquiry has most recently—in late March of 2019—published her essay “Not Kant, but Bentham: On Taste.”

Regarding the topic of her talk, Frances writes:

“Anna Letitia Barbauld’s writings for children—the Lessons for Children …read more