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:


Week 8: Hazlitt and Coleridge

Week 8 - Thursday 12 June

William Hazlitt's Gendered Distinction between Gusto and Enthusiasm and its application to Coleridge's Pulpit Rhetoric

Helen Boyles, The Open University

We meet 5.15-6.45 p.m. in Room 10, English Faculty St Cross Building on Manor Road, Oxford. All are welcome to join us for discussion and refreshments.


Double Bill: Heroine Chic in Byron and Austen

Week 7 - Thursday 5th June 2008

Exceptions to the General Rule: The Heroism of Byron's Heroines

Anna Camilleri
Balliol College, Oxford


Miss Giddy, Miss Graveairs, and Miss Austen's Delightful Creatures: Heroines, Politics, and the Novel

Olivia Murphy
Worcester College, Oxford

The seminar meets in Room 10 of the English Faculty St Cross Building, at 5.15pm. Everyone is welcome to join us for discussion and refreshments.