London-Paris Romanticism Seminar: Susan Oliver, Online Seminar, Friday 10 December 2021

By LPRS

The next meeting of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar will take place via Zoom on Friday 10 December 2021 at 17.30-19.30 London time (GMT). As our guest speaker, we are delighted to welcome Professor Susan Oliver of the University of Essex, who will present a paper entitled Elemental Romanticism: Scott and the Transcendentalists. This will be followed by a discussion in which questions from the audience are invited. The seminar will be chaired by Rowan Boyson (King’s College London).

The seminar is free and open to everyone. Prior registration is necessary. To book a place via the Institute of English Studies website, click here. When you register, you will be provided with a Zoom link and details of how to join the online forum. Whether you wish to contribute or simply to listen in, we invite you to join us.

Susan Oliver is Professor of Literature and Faculty Dean of Research at the University of Essex. Her books include Walter Scott and the Greening of Scotland: Emergent Ecologies of a Nation (2021) and Scott, Byron and the Poetics of Cultural Encounter (2005), for which she was awarded the 2007 British Academy’s Rose Mary Crawshay Prize. She recently published …read more

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Romantic Generations

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By Emily Paterson-Morgan

The Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA) is excited to share the line-up for their upcoming online conference Romantic Generations

8th-11th December

Tune in for sessions showcasing some of the best new research in our region and beyond. Papers will engage the most pressing questions and concerns for our field right now, including the legacies of colonialism, climate change, aesthetic and poetic powers, literature and science, and romantic studies’ relation to Indigenous knowledges. Abstracts, bios, and registration information available via the website.

Keynotes:

Nikki Hessell, “Songs of (Settler Moves to) Innocence”

Tobias Menely: “This Curse Upon Everlasting Generations: Towards a Literary History of Reproductive Crisis”

Olivia Murphy: “Jane Austen for Modern Living”

Miranda Stanyon (ECR keynote): “Generation Xile: Andromache to Auerbach”

Registration is free! Just join the RSAA.

Click here to learn more about the event and RSAA.

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Introducing Romanticism: A new Routledge Historical Resources product

By Emily Paterson-Morgan

Romanticism is an exciting new online platform that brings together the best and most relevant scholarship from Taylor & Francis, its imprints, and its authors.

It is the third offering from the new Routledge Historical Resources online programme that has been created to provide both academics and students with an in-depth research tool for studying the long Nineteenth Century through thematic collections in areas such as Feminism, the History of Economic Thought, Culture and the Arts and Empire, among others.

This resource covers the fascinating subject of British and Irish Romanticism and will focus on the period 1780-1830. It contains an extensive range of primary and secondary resources, including full books, selected chapters, and journal articles, as well as new thematic essays and videos, and subject introductions on its five key structural themes:

· Critical Concepts

· Genre

· History and Politics

· Culture

· Modern Critical Approaches

There is a video introduction from the Academic Editors Professor Duncan Wu, Professor John Strachan and Dr Jane Moore in …read more

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Radical Roundtables

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By Emily Paterson-Morgan

The interdisciplinary nineteenth-century journal, Romance, Revolution and Reform (RRR), warmly invites you to attend Radical Roundtables, a series of virtual discussions on radical nineteenth-century themes, to be held on Wednesday 19th January 2022.

Romanticists may be interested in the following two roundtables in particular:

12.30-1.30pm: From Palmares to Pantisocracy: Unrecognised Models in the Romantic Political Imagination

Speakers:

Dr Valentina Aparicio (Queen Mary)

Rory Edgington (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Sarah Copsey Alsader (Kent)

Chair: Professor Stephen Bygrave (Southampton)

You can find out more about the discussion topic and register to attend on Eventbrite here.

2-3pm: Radical Working-Class Poetry in the Romantic Period

Speakers:

Prof Robert Poole (UCLan)

Dr Alison Morgan (Warwick)

Dr Oskar Cox Jensen (UEA)

Chair: John Blackmore (Exeter)

You can find out more about the event and register to attend on Eventbrite here.

We hope to see you there in January!

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Midwinter Keats

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By Emily Paterson-Morgan

The Keats Foundation is delighted to present a short programme of lectures and talks on Zoom, as a trailer for the resumption of events in 2022. The seminar will start at 1500, UK time on 8 January 2022, with the following speakers:

Dr. Daniel Johnson (University of Notre Dame)

Prof. Greg Kucich (University of Notre Dame)

Prof. Beth Lau (California State University, Long Beach)

Winifred Liu (University of St Andrews)

Prof. Fiona Stafford (University of Oxford)

Prof. Susan Wolfson (Princeton University)

Free tickets are available here.

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London-Paris Romanticism Seminar: Jonathan Sachs, Online Seminar, Friday 19 November 2021

By LPRS

The next meeting of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar will take place via Zoom on Friday 19 November 2021 at 17.30-19.30 London time (GMT). As our guest speaker, we are delighted to welcome Professor Jonathan Sachs of Concordia University, Montreal, who will present a paper entitled Slow Time: Romanticism, Media, and Mobility. This will be followed by a discussion in which questions from the audience are invited. The seminar will be chaired by David Duff (Queen Mary, University of London).

The seminar is free and open to everyone. Prior registration is necessary. To book a place via the Institute of English Studies website, click here. When you register, you will be provided with a Zoom link and details of how to join the online forum. Whether you wish to contribute or simply to listen in, we invite you to join us.

Regarding the subject of his paper, Jonathan writes:

‘How do we understand the novelty of Romantic temporality? Those living through the period often pointed to a felt sense of acceleration, as when Wordsworth singled out the “rapid communication” of news and eventfulness as characteristic of the Romantic media environment. New efficiencies in coach travel—and eventually the …read more

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Stephen Copley Research Report: Jordan Welsh in Oxford

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By Anna Mercer

The next deadline for applying for a Copley Award is 15 December. Please see details of how to apply here.

The following report is by Jordan Welsh, PhD Candidate at the University of Essex.

The prospect of any research trip during the COVID-19 pandemic seemed like a distant dream back in February 2021 when I was awarded the Stephen Copley Research Award. I had proposed to use the award to travel to Oxford in order to undertake research at various sites across the University and the city. My PhD thesis focuses on the Romantic and Victorian periods, with a particular emphasis on nature and religion in the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Christina Rossetti, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. My trip to Oxford was an attempt to understand more about the High Anglican Oxford Movement who I have been using to tie my three central writers together.

After much waiting and a lot of email exchanges, I was granted permission to access the archives of Keble College. The college’s collection provide a wealth of papers, letters and documents relating not just to John Keble (one of the key figures of the Oxford Movement) but also other significant individuals including John Henry …read more

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#Shelley200 Interview: Professor Sharon Ruston

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By Emily Paterson-Morgan

In the fourth in our series of #Shelley200 interviews, Shelley Conference Postgraduate Helper, Laura Blunsden, speaks with Shelley Conference advisor, Professor Sharon Ruston, about her first encounters with Shelley, science, radicalism, and scandal in the Shelley circle, Shelley and Humprhy Davy, and much more.

Visit the #Shelley200 conference website to watch this excellent interview (here).

Sharon Ruston is Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University, the author of numerous publications on Shelley including her monograph Shelley and Vitality, and a member of the Shelley Conference advisory board.

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Coleridge Conference 2022. 25-29 July at Kilve Court.

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By Jack Orchard

The Coleridge Conference is back – in time for the 250th anniversary of STC’s birth year, and in Somerset, where, in that annus mirabilis 1797-98, he was living alongside William and Dorothy Wordsworth, writing ‘The Ancient Mariner’ and ‘Frost at Midnight’, and welcoming as visitors John Thelwall, William Hazlitt, Charles Lamb and Thomas Wedgwood.

Our venue, Kilve Court, is the Georgian country house with ‘broad and gilded vane’ that is mentioned in ‘Anecdote for Fathers’. Its wooded grounds are ideal for strolling between papers or after the conference dinner and bar. They nestle under the Quantock hills and near the ‘smooth shore, by the green sea’. Holford Combe and Alfoxden House are nearby, and we shall walk there in Coleridge’s footsteps.

As usual, we aim for intense but informal discussion – genial criticism indeed – whether in the lecture hall, the dining room, on the green lawns or in the The Hood Arms, the seventeenth-century inn just across the road.

Proposals are welcomed for 20 minute papers (the majority of which will be plenary) on all aspects of Coleridge and/or his circle, then and since. Some will be published in the 250th anniversary number …read more

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#Shelley200 – Interview with Sharon Ruston

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By Jack Orchard

In the fourth in our series of #Shelley200 interviews, Shelley Conference Postgraduate Helper, Laura Blunsden, speaks with Shelley Conference advisor, Professor Sharon Ruston, about her first encounters with Shelley, science, radicalism, and scandal in the Shelley circle, Shelley and Humphrey Davy, and much more. Watch the interview here.

Also see our Call for Papers here!

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