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


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