19th Hazlitt Day School and Annual Hazlitt Lecture

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Saturday 18th September 2021
University College London

The 2021 Hazlitt Society lecture and the 19th Hazlitt Day School, organized by Gregory Dart, Uttara Natarajan, Philipp Hunnekuhl and James Whitehead, will be held at University College London on Saturday 18th September 2021.

The annual lecture, entitled ‘Hazlitt and Prejudice’, will be given by Dr. Freya Johnston (University Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow in English at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford) at 4pm in the Gustave Tuck Theatre, UCL.

The day school precedes the annual lecture from 10am – 4pm.

Regrettably, because of the need to determine numbers, this year the annual lecture can only be attended by those registered for the day school.

19th Hazlitt Day School: Programme
Committee and Council Rooms, Wilkins Court, UCL

Morning Session

9.30am-10am – Arrival and registration, tea and coffee
10am-11am – Editing Hazlitt (James Grande and Jon Mee in conversation with Gregory Dart)
11am-11.15am – Coffee
11.15am-12.45pm – ‘Romantic interaction in London: Hazlitt, Keats and the Shelleys’ (Anna Mercer); ‘‘I will yield to none in admiration for Hazlitt’: R. L. Stevenson and the Abandoned Biography of Hazlitt’ (Robert-Louis Abrahamson)
12.45-1.45pm – Lunch

Afternoon Session

1.45pm-3.15pm – ‘Habits of Thought in the Familiar Essays’ (Hannah Tran); ‘On Whether William Hazlitt was a Philosophical Idealist (and Why it Matters)’ (James R. M. Wakefield)
3.15-3.45pm – Coffee
4-5.30pm – The Annual Hazlitt Lecture: ‘Hazlitt and Prejudice’ (Freya Johnston)
5.30pm – Drinks at the Marlborough Arms, Torrington Place

NB We are hoping that the event can take place with attendance in person, but if the circumstances do not permit this, it will move to an online platform. The lecture will be recorded and made available online afterwards in any case.

In order to register for the day school and annual lecture, please email hazlittsociety@gmail.com. Places may be limited, especially this year, so please do make sure to register in advance to avoid disappointment.

The organizers hope to welcome back regular attendees and new participants alike.

The registration fee for the day school is £20, or £15 concession for the retired and students. This includes morning coffee, lunch, and afternoon tea. Please send a cheque, payable to ‘University College London’, to: Hazlitt Society, c/o Dr James Whitehead, Liverpool John Moores University, John Foster Building, 80–98 Mt Pleasant, Liverpool, L3 5UZ