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 5 - Prof Martin Kemp

On Thursday 19 February, Prof Martin Kemp (Trinity College, Oxford) will talk on:

‘Beastly Humans: some thoughts on pre-Darwinian motifs’

5:15pm, Ferrar Room, Hertford College, all are very welcome.

To find out more about Prof Kemp's work, see


Luisa Cale's paper rescheduled for 9th week

Luisa Cale's paper, 'William Blake, the Flaxmans, and the Alternative Bodies of Thomas Gray’s “Odes”', has been re-scheduled for Thursday of 9th week, 19th March, 5:15 in the Ferrar Room, Hertford College.


Week 3 - Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather the Romantic Realignments seminar this evening is cancelled, hopefully to be rescheduled.