London-Paris Romanticism Seminar: Literature and the Senses, 10 March 2017, Senate House, London



The next meeting of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar, on Friday 10 March, will feature an international panel on Literature and the Senses. For this, the second of our seminars with paired speakers from the UK and France, we are delighted to welcome two outstanding scholars: Rowan Boyson of King’s College London, whose talk is entitled Common Airs: Sensuality, Smell and Freedom in Romantic writing c.1798-1805, and Sophie Laniel-Musitelli of the University of Lille, the title of whose paper is Sentient Matter: Sight and Sound in Shelley’s Last Poems. Their abstracts appear below.

The seminar will be held in the Bloomsbury Room at Senate House (ground floor, G35), starting at 5.30. The papers will be followed by a discussion and a wine reception, to which everyone is invited. Admission is free.

Rowan-BoysonRowan Rose Boyson is Senior Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature at King’s College London, where she has taught since 2012. Previously she was a Junior Research Fellow at King’s College Cambridge and studied for her PhD at Queen Mary, University of London. She is currently working on a book about smell and the senses, and has published articles and chapters on this topic in relation to Wordsworth, …read more