Please enjoy the recording of our second in the series of Table Talks, featuring children’s literature, labouring-class poetry, feminist polemic, creative life writing, Romantic poetry, and silver fork fiction: Thanks to Felicity James, Adam Bridgen, Merrilees Roberts, Adam Neikirk, Anne-Claire Michoux, and Corrina Readioff for their wonderful lightning table talks! Thanks also to Rita DashwoodContinue reading “Table Talks II: New Approaches to Romantic Studies and Society”
I realised this morning that I’ve finished the first year of my two years of AHRC-funded research on ‘The Romantic Ridiculous’ project! I’m about to go on the holiday we booked last January for Easter 2020 then rebooked for Easter 2021 as ‘it will all be over by then’ and then rebooked for this halfContinue reading “Half Time Oranges”
A blog post by Rita J. Dashwood Last night, I decided that the time had come. I had waited long enough. As soon as the house was quiet and I could be certain that everyone was asleep, I put on my brand new maroon coat — I decided that maroon was going to be myContinue reading “May the Fourth Be with Me”
Would Jane Austen have voted for Brexit? Worse, would she be a COVID conspiracy theorist? How is William Wordsworth like Nigel Farage? Does the possibly apocryphal ‘fact’ that Byron wore multiple corsets (at once?) make him loveable – or even more of a fuckboi? Listen to my *lucky* 13th episode of the the hilarious LOLContinue reading “Shameless Romantic Clickbait”
Texts and Rationales for Table Talks II: New Approaches to Romantic Studies and Society The first Table Talks event went with a bang before Christmas. You can still check out the recording here. Our next event in June promises to be just as exciting in its exploration of how children learn to accept – orContinue reading “Homework for Table Talks II”
Congratulations to the New Generation Thinkers of 2021! You can find out more about them here, but this is about my own ridiculous failure to make it as one. It probably didn’t bode well for my chances that I started to think up a blogpost on my experience of the AHRC / BBC Radio 3Continue reading “That Old Conservation Feeling”
The first of our ‘Table Talks’ rounded off a strange year in a lovely fashion, bringing doctoral and early career researchers together to share their new approaches to Romanticism and the natural world. You can view the recording of the event here. ‘Table Talks’ are a blend of lightning talks, Q&A, progress report, and conversation.Continue reading “Table Talks II: New Approaches to Romantic Studies and Society – Call for Participants”
Check out the recording of our first Table Talk: Thank you to my six wonderful interlocutors: Liz Edwards, Kitty Shaw, Dana Moss, Bethan Roberts, James Lesslie, and Tom Marshall. Thanks also to our fantastic audience who joined us from around the world and engaged so enthusiastically with us at the end of a long termContinue reading “Table Talks I: New Approaches to Romanticism and the Natural World”
Texts and Rationales for ‘Table Talks 1: New Approaches to Romanticism and the Natural World’ ‘Table Talks’ are interactive workshops linked to ‘The Romantic Ridiculous’ project, designed to share work-in-progress and highlight new approaches to Romantic Studies. My aim is to bring the work of established scholars into conversation with early career researchers, with aContinue reading “The Ridiculous Becomes Reality”
Notes from my Meta-Notebook, Part 1 Jean Paul Richter’s multiform impact on Coleridge’s Notebooks – as a kind of brother muse, offering solace, inspiration, contrast, and opposition – begins uncertainly enough with several pages of German vocabulary which may (or may not) have been compiled during the reading of an unknown source, possibly of JeanContinue reading “‘With Draughts from Her Dead Lips’: Coleridge’s Gothic Lexicon”
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