By Laura Whitebell
Thanks to the addition of two BAND assistants (hi Megan and Margaret!) to the A Descriptive Catalogue project, we now have a complete (and typo-free!) transcription of the text. The three of us are currently working on marking up the BAD and adding textnotes to the transcription in order to describe the details of the work as completely as possible.
As I’ve discussed on another occasion, A Descriptive Catalogue is a typographical work, which means that a lot of the standards and conventions we’ve developed in line with manuscript transcription aren’t applicable. Take the title page, for example.
As well as the handwritten addition by Blake, which we have noted with both a note and a tag, there are a number of different typefaces on this object, most notably the gothic script of “Sale by Private Contract.” Should we also tag instances where a different font is used? And if so, should we include a description of that font? Given that we already have tags that tell users what kind of medium is employed, like or , it is not hard to imagine something like . But do these fonts even have
The basic text of the programme for Romantic Locations is reproduced below for your perusal. The full version, in all its carefully-formatted glory, can be downloaded from the BARS website.
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The Early Careers and Postgraduate Conference for The British Association for Romantic Studies
At Dove Cottage and the Jerwood Centre, Grasmere
Wednesday 19th March
1200: Those who have requested transfers will be picked up from Windermere Station.
1300 – 1345: Tea and Registration (at the Jerwood Centre)
1345 – 1400: Welcome
1400 – 1630: Afternoon Sessions
Panel One: ‘That’s the Spot?’
- Kate Ingle (Lancaster) – Personal Place-names and Dorothy Wordsworth’s Writing of Grasmere
- Helen-Frances Pilkington (Birkbeck) – ‘Plead for thy peace, thou beautiful romance / of nature’: Wordsworth’s opposition to the Kendal and Windermere Railway
- Polly Atkin (Lancaster) – ‘Most Constant and Most Fickle Place!’: rethinking Wordsworth’s local poetry
Panel Two: ‘Complicating Romantic Space’
- Daniel Eltringham (Birkbeck) – The Cumbrian Exception: upland enclosure, ‘Michael’ and anti-pastoral’
- Lucy Johnson (Chester) – ‘Vexed Perspectives: Troubling the Aesthetics of Space in History of a Six Weeks’ Tour‘
- Anna P.H. Geurts (Sheffield) – Un-Romantic Locations: the common view
1630 – 1700:
By firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks to Anthony and the rest of the Romantic Textualities team for letting me chime in here. I’m planning on being a semi-regular contributor to the site whilst I dodge inquiries from my supervisor about progress on my thesis (I see you watching, Penny!), and I’m delighted to have the chance to introduce myself. First […]
By Honor Rieley
Lucy Linforth, University of Edinburgh
We’re very happy to have Lucy Linforth with us this week, all the way from Edinburgh! She’s going to be speaking about antiquarian objects and the important role they play in the writings of Scott and Walpole.
This paper explores the antiquarian collections held by Walpole and Scott at Strawberry Hill and Abbotsford House respectively, examining their historical and material significance upon the works of both authors. My paper will explore how the object of and objects in these collections might find resonance and representation within the pages of Walpole and Scott’s fictional works.
By danielcook by Daniel Cook This semester I’m convening a new upper-level undergraduate module: Scottish Literature before 1900. A couple of years ago our resident Scottish literature expert, a highly affable and active George MacDonald scholar, David Robb, retired. He had long taught two Scottish modules, one up to and including the Victorians and another on the […]
If you were wavering about whether to put in an abstract for the Thelwall conference this July, you might well be persuaded by the revised announcement below, which includes details of a series of exciting additions to the conference and an announcement regarding the fees. If you’re swayed, you now have until February 28th to submit.
Further details can be found on the John Thelwall Society website.
John Thelwall at 250: Medicine, Literature, and Reform in London, ca. 1764-1834
The inaugural John Thelwall Society conference
July 25-27, 2014
University of Notre Dame London Centre
1 Suffolk Street, London, England
Keynote speakers: Sharon Ruston (Professor of English, Lancaster University), Penelope J. Corfield (Emeritus Professor of History, Royal Holloway, University of London), and Sir Geoffrey Bindman, QC.
To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth in London of the reformer and polymath John Thelwall (1764-1832), we invite papers and panel proposals on any aspect of his diverse career, or on the medical, literary, or political life of London in his time. We are particularly interested in generating further attention to the interrelations among medical science, literature, and political culture — a nexus to which Thelwall greatly contributed. An outspoken advocate of democratic reform
Dr Anthony Mandal, Reader in English at Cardiff University, has published widely on Romantic and Victorian fiction and culture, focusing particularly on Jane Austen, book trade history and the Gothic novel. Among many other things, he is the developer of British Fiction 1800-1829: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception, the author of Jane Austen and the Popular Novel: The Determined Author (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007), the editor of the open-access online journal Romantic Textualities and one of the General Editors of The New Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. He is also co-organising (with Dr Jane Moore) the 14th BARS International Conference, Romantic Imprints, which will take place in Cardiff in 2015. Below, we discuss the process of preparing his new edition of Mary Brunton’s Self-Control, which was published last year by Pickering & Chatto.
1) How did you first come across Self-Control?
My first encounter with Self-Control, and Mary Brunton, was while undertaking research for my PhD in the late 1990s. I was looking at the intersections between