Dreaming Romantic Europe 1&2 and RÊVE: lessons learned

By Emily Paterson-Morgan

Monday, 7th December at 14:00 (GMT)

The Digital Humanities at The Open University research collaboration (DH_OU) is pleased to announce the next event in its 2020/21 seminar series.

Speaker: Nicola Watson (English and Creative Writing), The Open University

Please register via the Eventbrite link below by 4th December and join us on 7th December at 14:00 (GMT).

Nicola Watson will be talking about her AHRC-funded project DREAMing Romantic Europe (2018-2020), the network of museums and scholars that it developed, and its core collaborative project, the building of an online exhibition, RÊVE (Romantic Europe: The Virtual Exhibition), comprising some 100 exhibits drawn from collections devoted to Romanticism across Europe. Her presentation will provide a brief introduction to the project as a whole, with some more detailed discussion of the digital aspects of the project and of the current follow-on bid, discussing in particular the challenges of creating pan-European museum/gallery buy-in before the pandemic, the changing tone of the conversation as a result of the pandemic, and the problems of securing funding for this sort of digital project.

A specialist in Romanticism, Nicola Watson holds a chair in English Literature at the OU, and over the last fifteen years has largely created and defined the …read more

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BARS Digital Events: ‘Digital Editions in Romantic Studies’ Recording Now Online

By Anna Mercer

The second session of our new Digital Events programme is now available to watch on YouTube!

Thank you to everyone who joined us over Zoom for this event.

about the speakers here.

Professor Lynda Pratt, Dr. Sophie Coulombeau, Dr. Corrina Readioff, and Ben Wilkinson-Turnbull presented on the topic of ‘Digital Editions in Romantic Studies’. The event was chaired by BARS President, Professor Anthony Mandal.

Book your ticket for our next event, ‘Digital Teaching in Romantic Studies’, here.

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Queen Caroline in Caricature -November 1820

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By Dr Fallon

Ian Haywood
University of Roehampton

Figure 1: Boadicea, Queen of Britain, Overthrowing Her Enemies (John Fairburn, November 1820). British Museum.

On 6 November 1820, the House of Lords finally delivered its verdict on Queen Caroline’s alleged crime of adultery. It came as no surprise that she was found guilty, but the margin of victory was slender: a mere 28 votes. The Times was openly contemptuous of the Lords, declaring that ‘the country laughs at their disappointment’ and ‘sympathizes’ with Caroline’s ‘imperfect triumph’ (7 November). Within days the government of Lord Liverpool dropped its case, fearful that it would be defeated in the House of Commons, and perhaps mindful that the king could be impeached for his illegal first marriage. The country erupted into a frenzy of celebrations at ‘the death of the Bill’ (Examiner, 12 November). November was Caroline’s mensis mirabilis: across the land the people expressed their joy, organising festivities, processions, marches, bell ringings, fireworks, gun salutes and occasional outbreaks of intimidation and disorder.[1] London was transformed into a spectacle of people power and triumphal public opinion.

Amidst the carnival atmosphere, two days in particular merit special attention for their grandeur and visual prowess. On 11 November, central London was illuminated, and …read more

Source:: https://romanticillustrationnetwork.com/2020/11/29/queen-caroline-in-caricature-november-1820/

Five Questions: Emily Stanback on The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability

By Matthew Sangster

Emily Stanback is Associate Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. Her principal research interests include British Romantic literature; disability studies; memorialisation; pedagogy; and the histories of science and medicine. Her first monograph, The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability, which we discuss below, was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2017 as one of the first titles in the Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine series.

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BARS Digital Events: ‘Digital Teaching in Romantic Studies’

By Anna Mercer

The British Association for Romantic Studies is delighted to welcome you to the third session of our new Digital Events series: ‘Digital Teaching in Romantic Studies’. Please join us on Thursday 10 December at 5pm GMT on Zoom for a roundtable discussion between Dr Joanna Taylor, Dr Emma Butcher, Dr Stephen Gregg, and Dr Daniel Cook, chaired by Dr Matthew Sangster. During the session, our guests will discuss pedagogy and teaching styles for online learning, any challenges they’ve encountered with teaching online, innovative and effective online teaching methods, and much more. After this, the audience will be invited to take part in a moderated Q&A session. 

Book your ticket here!

Dr Joanna Taylor is a Presidential Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Manchester. Her recent work explores the uses of digital technologies in humanities research, particularly at the intersection between literary geographies and environmental studies. She has published in Studies in Romanticism, the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing and Nineteenth-Century Contexts and her book Deep Mapping the Literary Lake District that has been co-authored with Ian Gregory will be published with Bucknell UP next year.

Dr Emma Butcher is a Lecturer at Edge Hill University. She recently …read more

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Archive Spotlight: Robert Southey at Keswick Museum

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By Anna Mercer

A new post today for the ‘Archive Spotlight’ series. Many archives are of course closed in these strange and difficult times. We hope that this illustrated post will be one way of continuing to celebrate the archive – albeit remotely – in these circumstances, thereby reminding us of the treasures held in Romanticism collections. If you’d like to contribute future post, please get in touch.

The post below explores Keswick Museum‘s unique collections by and connected to Robert Southey (1774-1843).

About the authors: Dr Charlotte May is a Cultural Engagement Fellow at the University of Nottingham, and Nicola Lawson is the Curator for the Museum’s extensive collections.

View the other posts in the ‘Archive Spotlight’ series here.

Encountering Southey – Charlotte May

From February 2020 I have been working with Keswick Museum, Ian Packer and Lynda Pratt to deliver the AHRC-funded project ‘Robert Southey’s Keswick: Enhancing Understanding of the Literary Culture of the Northern Lake District’. The project aims to effect a step-change in Keswick Museum’s presentation of the significance of Southey and his circle to a range of stakeholders by developing new educational, training and other resources. It draws on The Collected Letters …read more

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