The next meeting of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar will he held on Friday 13 January 2017 in the Bloomsbury Room (G35) in Senate House, University of London, starting at 5.30. As our distinguished guest speaker, we are delighted to welcome Martin Procházka of Charles University, Prague, a leading international scholar of Romanticism and an acclaimed literary theorist. His talk, entitled The Phantasmal Imagination: Biographia Literaria and Continental Philosophy, will be followed by a discussion and a wine reception to which all are invited. Admission is free.
Martin Procházka, FEA, is Professor of English, American and Comparative Literature and the Head of the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Charles University, Prague. His books include Romanticism and Personality (1996, in Czech) on Romantic subjectivity and its forms in Coleridge’s and Byron’s poetry; Transversals (2008), a collection of essays on Romanticism as the first pluralistic project of modern culture and its dilemmas of freedom and determinism, cultural identity and hybridity, nomadism and “imagined communities”; and Ruins in the New World (2012), which outlines an alternative cultural history of the U.S. focusing on apocalyptic thought and imagination and their impact on the uses of ruins, especially the ghost towns of the …read more