The 47th Wordsworth Summer Conference, 2018

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By Anna Mercer

The Wordsworth Conference Foundation announces
The 47th Wordsworth Summer Conference

Monday 6 August to Thursday 16 August
Rydal Hall, Cumbria
Call for Papers and Bursary Applications

Keynote Lectures, 2018

Gillian Beer Madeleine Callaghan Philip Connell Jeff Cowton

David Duff Jessica Fay Mina Gorji

Theresa M. Kelley Stacey McDowell Julian North

Kimiyo Ogawa Seamus Perry Adam Potkay

Charles Rzepka Michael Rossington

The 2018 Wordsworth Summer Conference at elegant Rydal Hall will be the 47th since Richard Wordsworth’s inaugural conference gathering in 1970. This year we continue the format pioneered by Richard, mingling lectures, papers and lively academic debate with energetic fell walking, picturesque rambles, and excursions to places of Wordsworthian and Romantic interest. Upper and Lower Rydal Falls are within the grounds of the Hall, and Rydal Mount – Wordsworth’s home from 1813 until 1850 – is a two-minute walk away. In the evenings participants relax with poetry and music in the bar at Rydal Hall, wander through the terraced gardens, or stroll down to Rydal water for a moonlight …read more