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The next meeting of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar will be held on Friday 30 November in Room 349 (third floor) at Senate House, University of London, starting at 5.30. Our distinguished guest speaker is Angela Esterhammer of the University of Toronto, who will present a paper entitled Performance and Print Culture in the 1820s: Speculation, Improvisation, Identity. This will be followed by a discussion and a wine reception. The event is free and open to everyone, including postgraduates and members of the public. No booking is required.

Angela Esterhammer, FRSC, is Principal of Victoria College and Professor in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. She works in the areas of British, German, and European Romanticism and nineteenth-century culture, from perspectives that emphasize performativity, improvisation, and print culture. She is the author of Creating States: Studies in the Performative Language of John Milton and William Blake (1994), The Romantic Performative: Language and Action in British and German Romanticism (2000), and Romanticism and Improvisation, 1750-1850 (2008). Other publications include the edited volumes Romantic Poetry: Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages (2002), Spheres of Action: Speech and Performance in Romantic Culture …read more