Romantic Realignments is one of the longest-running research seminars in Oxford.

Past speakers have included Marilyn Butler, Gerard Carruthers, David Chandler, Heather Glen, Paul Muldoon, Philip Shaw, Fiona Stafford and Peter Swaab, to name but a few.

All are very welcome to submit an abstract — we aim to provide a friendly 'workshop' setting in which speakers can try out new papers as well as more finished pieces, and in which lively discussion can flourish.

Held on Thursdays at 5.15pm, Seminar Room A, St Cross (English Faculty) Building.

If you would like to send us an abstract or suggest a speaker, please contact the current convenors Katherine Fender, Sarah Goode and Honor Rieley at:


Professor Marc Porée: Byron's North-West Passage

Week Seven – Thursday 22nd November, 5.15 Ferrar room, Hertford college.
From Literature to Philosophy: Byron's "North-West Passage" (Don Juan, XIII, 39)
Professor Marc Porée, L'Université de Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle)John Sackheouse "First Communication with the Natives of Prince Regents Bay, as drawn by John Sackheouse and presented to Capt. Ross, Augt. 10, 1818." (Colored aquatint)

Professor Porée's interests are incredibly varied. His main research areas are Romanticism and contemporary British and postcolonial literature. In the field of Romanticism he has written a book about de Quincey and worked on Byron, Keats, and Burns among others. In other areas he's written a book on Salman Rushdie and worked on Kazuo Ishiguro and Graham Swift. He has coedited a collected edition of Robert Louis Stevenson translations for the prestigious Pleiade collection and translated texts by, amongst others, Stevenson and Conrad.
All are welcome!

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