Visiting Speaker Research Seminar – 24th April

Dear All, Please see below for the next in our visiting speaker seminar series. Do join us for a drink afterwards, if you can. 24th April at 5pm – Dr Shelley Hales (Bristol) (Arts 104) ‘The Once and Future Dead: Remembering and Forgetting London’s Grand National Cemetery’ Abstract In 1834, Kensal Green became the first … Continue reading “Visiting Speaker Research Seminar – 24th April”

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Research Seminar – 20th March

For our next Nineteenth-Century Centre visiting speaker seminar series we’re fortunate to have Professor Andrew Bennett (Bristol) sharing his research on Keats’s love letters. Andrew Bennett has been one of the best readers of Romanticism and poetry for many years, so it promises to be a great evening. Do join us for what I’m sure … Continue reading “Research Seminar – 20th March”

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Research Seminar – Wednesday 28th February

Join us for an exciting Nineteenth-Century Centre session on Weds 28th, where we’ll get to hear about new and timely research. We’ll be doubling up, with Charlie Gough talking about his discoveries in the Harry Ransom Center archives, and Dion Dobrzynski discussing William Morris’s utopian dreams and trees. Titles below, along with a zoom link … Continue reading “Research Seminar – Wednesday 28th February”

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Semester Two Programme

I’m delighted to share with you the 19CC’s speakers for this semester. These talks will be hybrid, so do join online if you’re unable to be with us in person – simply email me if you’d like the link. I very much hope to see as many of you as possible and look forward to … Continue reading “Semester Two Programme”

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19CC Visiting Speaker Series – Wednesday 29 November

Wednesday 29 November, 5pm, Arts 103: Dr Madeline Hewitson (Ashmolean exhibition), in conversation with Dr Kate Nichols. Dr Hewitson will be talking to our very own Dr Kate Nichols about the major exhibition at the Ashmolean, ‘Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion and Design’ (;  Further details of our research event:  ‘Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion and … Continue reading “19CC Visiting Speaker Series – Wednesday 29 November”

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Visiting Speaker Series – Weds 15th November

A reminder of the next 19CC visiting speaker event: Professor Emma Mason (Warwick) will be with us on Wednesday 15th at 5pm (note, we’re in Arts 104 this time). Title and abstract below. I very much hope you’re able to join us – it should be a terrific paper. Do circulate to others, especially MAs and PGRs.   … Continue reading “Visiting Speaker Series – Weds 15th November”

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Nineteenth-Century Centre Research Seminar – Wednesday 25th October at 5pm

Please join us for our first research seminar visiting speaker event of the year! James is a terrific scholar and a wonderfully engaging speaker, so we’re set for an illuminating evening. Further details below. Do spread the word to other interested parties. And if you can’t attend in person but would like to hear James’s … Continue reading “Nineteenth-Century Centre Research Seminar – Wednesday 25th October at 5pm”

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Eleanor Dobson and Claire Jones (UoB): Poetry and the Visual Arts

Wednesday 23rd November, Arts 103 (Constance Naden), 5pm-7pm This event will facilitate informal discussion about the relationship between poetry and the visual arts across the long nineteenth century, speaking to the particular research interests of members of the Nineteenth-Century Centre across the Department of English Literature and the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual … Continue reading “Eleanor Dobson and Claire Jones (UoB): Poetry and the Visual Arts”

Tess Somervell (Oxford): ‘Sweets of Poetical Despondence’: Creating Autumn in the Early Nineteenth Century

‘Sweets of Poetical Despondence’: Creating Autumn in the Early Nineteenth Century Dr Tess Somervell Worcester College, Oxford Wednesday, 9th November, 5pm-7pm Arts 103 (Constance Naden Room) In Jane Austen’s Persuasion (1817), the heroine Anne Elliot repeats ‘to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn … that season which had drawn from … Continue reading “Tess Somervell (Oxford): ‘Sweets of Poetical Despondence’: Creating Autumn in the Early Nineteenth Century”

Tennyson Talks

The Tennyson Society will be hosting a series of online talks this academic year, all of which will take place on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm London time.  OCTOBER 6                 Linda K. Hughes ‘The Elegies of Tennyson and Michael Field: Reclaiming and Transcending Loved Remains’.                                           NOVEMBER  3              Erik Gray                                                  ‘Tennyson and Sappho Revisited’    DECEMBER  … Continue reading “Tennyson Talks”