London-Paris Romanticsm Seminar: Mina Gorji, Friday 16 November 2018, Senate House, London


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The next meeting of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar will be held on Friday 16 November in the Bloomsbury Room (ground floor, G35), Senate House, University of London, starting at 5.30. As our guest speaker, we are delighted to welcome Mina Gorji of the University of Cambridge, who will present a paper entitled Romantic Listening: John Clare’s Sympathetic Ear. This will be followed by discussion and wine reception. The event is free and open to everyone.

Mina Gorji is a Senior University Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Pembroke College. She is also co-director of the Cambridge Centre for John Clare Studies. She has written on rudeness, dialect, weeds, poetic awkwardness, Robert Burns’ allusions, Christina Rossetti’s prepositions and the poetry of John Clare. Her published books include John Clare and the Place of Poetry, Rude Britannia (ed.) and Class and the Canon: Constructing Labouring-Class Poetry and Poetics, 1780-1900, which she co-edited with Kirstie Blair. She is a practicing poet who has published in a number of journals and magazines as well as Carcanet’s Anthology New Poetries V. She is currently working on a new monograph, Romantic Listening, which explores …read more