Romantic Novels 1817 Series
January 27 - November 17University of Greenwich
January — November 2017: six monthly sessions
University of Greenwich campus
|Date||Speaker / Text|
|Friday 27 January 6pm||Gillian Dow (Southampton / Chawton House Library) – Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
The January session will take place at the University of Greenwich, in Queen Anne Court (marked ‘2’ on the map), Room 075 (View map)
|Friday 10 March 6pm||Freya Johnston (Oxford) – Thomas Love Peacock, Melincourt
The March session will take place at the University of Greenwich, in Queen Anne Court (marked ‘2’ on the map), Room 063 (View map)
|Thursday 18 May 6pm||Jenny McAuley (QMUL) – William Godwin, Mandeville|
|Friday 21 July 6pm||Thomas McLean (Otago) – Jane Porter, The Pastor’s Fire-Side|
|Friday 22 September 6pm||Anthony Mandal (Cardiff) – Ann Hatton, Gonzalo de Baldivia|
|Friday 17 November 6pm||Andrew Lincoln (QMUL) – Sir Walter Scott, Rob Roy|
“London & Southeast Romanticism Seminar: Reading 1817”
In this series of seminars scheduled for 2017, we will examine a selection of novels published in 1817. Sessions will alternate between well-known and lesser known works, allowing us to place ‘classic’ writers such as Jane Austen and Walter Scott in dialogue with their prolific and popular, but ‘forgotten’ contemporaries, such as Jane Porter and Ann Hatton. By reconstructing the literary landscape of 1817, 200 years later, we hope to discover unseen connections between the novels and to glean a more nuanced understanding of the cultural and commercial context(s) from which they emerged.
Each session will be facilitated by a Romantic-period specialist who will introduce the text and guide a discussion of it. The sessions will be relatively informal, but will emphasize a cross-institutional, collaborative ethos, and will provide a much needed opportunity for scholars at different career stages and from different institutions in London and the Southeast to come together. Romanticists in London and the Southeast have not had a dedicated research forum for some time. We hope to (re)build a tradition of regional Romanticism events that will continue after 2017.
ORGANIZERS: Dr Susan Civale (Canterbury Christ Church University), Dr Claire Sheridan (University of Greenwich)
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