CfP: Robert Southey and the Bristol Poets

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Another exciting conference announcement, this one timed to run the day before Romantic Imprints in Cardiff, so you can conveniently combine the two. Note that the deadline for this event is quite soon (1st of January).

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Robert Southey and the Bristol Poets: a One Day Conference

MShed, Bristol, 15 July 2015

We welcome 20 minute papers on any aspect of Southey and the Bristol school – e.g. Coleridge, Yearsley, Chatterton, Robinson, Beddoes, Davy, Cottle, Gilbert, Henderson, More, Lamb, Lloyd, Estlin, King, Prichard, Wordsworth. Topics might include the Romantic coterie, slavery and abolitionism, Bristol science and medicine, Bristol anthologies and journals, literary and religious networks, poetry and politics, publishers and printers. Readings of individual texts are also most welcome.

‘Southey and the Bristol Poets’ will take place at the state of the art conference centre MShed, in the old Bristol docks. It will feature a launch of the latest Southey-related publications, after which we shall visit local pubs and restaurants for an evening of Romantic sociability. Bristol has an abundance of bed and breakfast accommodation at reasonable prices within walking distance of the venue. For a 10% discount …read more