CFP Romantic Heirs: Receptions, Legacies, Dialogues Since 1900 (The University of Sheffield, 17th January 2014) – DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 30TH NOVEMBER 2013

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‘To search for what you already are is the most benighted of quests, and the most fated’

– Harold Bloom, The Anxiety of Influence (1973)

We invite you to submit proposals for a conference on the legacies, receptions and dialogues of Romantic ideas, authors and works since 1900, to be held at the University of Sheffield on 17th January 2014.


Keynote Speakers: Prof. Matthew Campbell (University of York) and Prof. Michael O’Neill (Durham University)

The day also includes a special concert featuring original settings of Romantic poetry composed and performed by students of the Department of Music. See programme in full post.

Marking forty years since Bloom’s provocative study on the enduring influences of Romantic writers, the University of Sheffield invites the submission of papers for a free one day conference on the receptions, legacies and dialogues of Romantic literature. The study of Romanticism and its legacies sprawls across periods, disciplines, and forms, and this conference will contribute to growing scholarship in this field. The AHRC-funded “Romantic Heirs” project has hosted events at the University of Sheffield and the University of Durham throughout 2013 with the aim of promoting the work of postgraduate and early-career researchers interested in this …read more