I wrote this blog in April for BARS (the British Association for Romantic Studies). I am very pleased to be part of their blog writing team, and very thankful to their support of my research: I have just recently been awarded a Stephen Copley Postgraduate Research Award to help fund an upcoming research trip to the USA.
Here is my report from the fantastic Shelley-Godwin research symposium in Newcastle earlier this year (my first visit to the city, and the university!)
Image credit: Shelley’s Ghost online exhibition , Bodleian Library, Oxford:http://shelleysghost.bodleian.ox.ac.uk)
On 13th April 2015 I visited Newcastle University to attend a Research Symposium in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics (SELLL). This event, organised by Will Bowers, began with two panels of presentations by Newcastle researchers and a poetry reading, all of which paid specific attention to William Godwin, Percy and Mary Shelley and their circles. This was followed in the evening by the literature visiting speaker programme, with talks by Elizabeth Denlinger (New York Public Library) and Gregory Dart (University College London). Their talks focussed on ‘Editing Romantic-Period Writings in the 21st Century’.
Research symposiums like this are important in that they bring eighteenth …read more