Monthly Archives: April 2013

‘Things’ seminar

‘Things: Early Modern Material Cultures’ will meet for the first time this term on Tuesday 30th April at 12.30pm in the Seminar Room in the Alison Richard Building.  Dr Sean Roberts (University of Southern California) and Dr Elizabeth Upper (UL Munby Fellow) will discuss ‘Printed Things’.  All are very welcome.

Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Seminar

The Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Seminar will meet for the first time this term on Thursday the 25th April at 4.45pm in the English Faculty Board Room. Professor Frans de Bruyn from the University of Ottawa will speak on ‘Authorial Self-Consciousness in Eighteenth-Century Georgic Writing’.  An abstract of this talk can be found on our seminar page.  All are very welcome to attend.

The Poetic Enlightenment: Poetry and Human Science, 1650–1820

The Poetic Enlightenment: Poetry and Human Science, 1650-1820, edited by Tom Jones and Rowan Boyson and recently publshed by Pickering and Chatto, examines the role of poetry in the development of Enlightenment ideas, and includes contributions by several members of our research group.  Dr Stefan Uhlig writes on ‘Ferguson’s School for Literature’; Dr Phil Connell examines ‘Hobbes and Davenant: Poetry as Civil Science’, and Dr Chris Tilmouth discusses ‘Morality as a Discourse of the Imagination’.  More information on this volume can be found on the publisher’s website.