Thursday 16th December 2021
‘Table Talks’, interactive workshops linked to the AHRC-funded project ‘The Romantic Ridiculous’, will continue in 2021 with a mixture of lightning talks, Q&A, and conversation – this time with a focus on Romantic Studies and the idea of ‘youth’, broadly considered.
Join Dr Andrew McInnes and Dr Rita Dashwood for an exploration of Romantic-period childhood, adolescence, experience, and silliness.
We seek close readings of any aspect of ‘youth’ related to Romanticism. This might include, but is not limited to:
- Representations of children, childhood, youth, and adolescence
- Representations of innocence and experience
- Silliness in the Romantic period
- Literature aimed at children, including poetry and drama, as well as texts about children and childhood, including medical, philosophical, and conduct books
We invite postgraduate and early career researchers to pitch a literary text to close read alongside our selections. This close reading does not have to be linked to ‘The Romantic Ridiculous’ project but should lead to a discussion of a new perspective on Romantic Studies and society.
We have 5 x £100 bursaries for successful pitches. A virtual reading pack will be sent out before the event and successful applicants will be expected to lead an informal discussion of their chosen text.
Please send a pitch including a …read more