In her 2014 A Cultural History of the Irish Novel, 1790-1829, Claire Connolly declares that a major aim is, and must be, ‘to restore seriousness and nuance to our understanding of the Irish fiction of the romantic period’, which her criticism seeks to achieve by ‘refus[ing] or at least redirect[ing] readings that treat the novels as so many failed efforts to contain the hectic world of early nineteenth-century Ireland’ (Connolly 1).
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini (Lucca)
Lucca, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto
24-26 November 2017
Call for Papers
Pirates: Lifting the Jolly Roger in History and Popular Culture
Edited by Antonio Sanna
Call for Essays: “Transatlantic Eighteenth-Century Women Travelers”
Editor: Misty Krueger, Ph.D.
Call for proposals
[With apologies for cross-posting.]
A Companion to Eighteenth-Century Literary Illustration
Volume I: Approaches
Edited by Leigh G. Dillard and Christina Ionescu
Anticipatory Materialisms Conference
Lancaster University 24th March 2017
Eileen John, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick
'So shall my anticipation prevent your discovery' (Hamlet II.ii.295).
Human Bondage in the United States and the Pursuit of Happiness, from Colonial Times to 1865
2017 is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Austen has become one of the most discussed and beloved literary figures; indeed, her status as one of our most beloved literary figures has often influenced the ways in which her life and works are discussed within critical circles. Eve Sedgwick famously announced that Austen criticism is "notable not just for its timidity and banality but for its unresting exaction of the spectacle of a Girl Being Taught a Lesson." This special issue of Rhizomes invites critical articles and creative works that dismiss both this legacy of timidity and the tendency to exact pedagogical spectacles through scholarship.
Keynote: Professor Joseph Litvak--Tufts University (working title of talk: “Unconsumable Comedy”)
Wordsworth : The French Connection
École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 20-21 April 2017
Symposium of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar with the assistance of the Société d’Études du Romantisme Anglais (SERA)
Keynote speakers :
Simon Bainbridge, Professor of Romantic Studies, Lancaster University
Alain Vaillant, Professeur, Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre
Scientific committee/steering group :