The next meeting of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar will take place on Friday 24 January in the Bloomsbury Room (G35, ground floor) at Senate House, University of London, starting at 5.30. As our guest speaker, we are delighted to welcome Professor Claire Connolly of University College Cork, who will present a paper entitled The Impending Era: Irish Romanticism Before and After the Famine. 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.
Claire Connolly is Professor of Modern English at University College Cork in Ireland, a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. Her book A Cultural History of the Irish Novel, 1790-1829 (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism) won the Donald J. Murphy Prize for Distinguished First Monograph, awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies. With Marjorie Howes (Boston College), she is General Editor of a new six volume series, Irish Literature in Transition, 1700-2015; as well as editor for Volume 2 of the series, Irish Literature in Transition, 1780-1830 (due out March 2020 from CUP). …read more