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:


Open University Romantic Period Seminar

A reminder of the next two meetings of the new Romantic Period Seminar in London organised by the Open University in conjunction with the Institute of English Studies this spring, part of the initial series of three seminars organised under the title ‘Romantic Women Writers Revisited’. Full details of location and speakers are available at, but in summary:

17th February 2010: Dr Julian North (Leicester), ‘Letitia Landon: Biography and the Poetess’

10th March 2010: Prof Jacqueline Labbe (Warwick), ‘Reading Jane Austen after reading Charlotte Smith’

Sessions will run from 5.30 through to 7.30. Discussion of the formal paper will be informed by short readings relevant to the paper. These reading-lists are available on the website. All are very welcome, especially postgraduate students.

Questions, expressions of interest, and further inquiries may be directed to the organiser, Dr Nicola J.Watson (’