Monthly Archives: February 2014

Call for Papers: The Wordsworth Summer Conference

The 43rd Wordsworth Summer Conference
4-14 August, 2014, Rydal Hall, Cumbria

The Wordsworth Summer Conference offers keynote lectures and two-paper panels, as well as excursions to places of Wordsworthian connection and organised fell-walks. The conference takes place in two parts, of five days each, with a changeover day on the 8th. There are postgraduate bursaries available.

Keynote lecturers for 2014 include David Fairer, Stephen Gill, Claire Lamont, Michael O’Neill, and David Simpson.

The organisers invite proposals for 20-minute papers on all aspects of William Wordsworth, his contemporaries, and the Romantic period.

More information is available on the conference web site.


‘Romantic Things’ Seminar

The third ‘Things’ seminar of Lent Term, on ‘Romantic Things’, will be held on Wednesday 12th February, at 12.15pm, in Seminar Room 1 on the first floor of the Alison Richard Building. (A sandwich lunch will be served in the foyer from 12-12.15pm.)

The speakers will be Sally Holloway (Royal Holloway, UL) and Sarah Ann Robin (Lancaster). Each will be examining love tokens and gifts in periods that are of interest to members of the Research Group.
Sally Holloway will be speaking on ‘The Material Culture of Courtship in Eighteenth-Century England’.
Sarah Ann Robinson will be speaking on ‘Understanding Love through Material Culture: England¬†and America in the Seventeenth-Century’.