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:



Thursdays 5:15-6:45pm (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5 & 7) English Faculty Room 11
All warmly welcome

(Week 1) 5th May: Prof Diego Saglia (Universita di Parma): ‘The Place/s of the Foreign: European Literatures in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain’

(Week 2) 12th May: Dr Jennie Wawrzinek (Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin): ‘Shelley's Critical Tensions: Decreation and Radical Passivity in the Prose Works’

(Week 3) 19th May: Dr Meiko O'Halloran (University of Newcastle): 'Rewriting the Literary Marketplace: James Hogg's Poetic Mirror (1816)'

(Week 5) 2nd June: Dr Jon Sachs (Concordia University): '"A great deal of ruin in a nation": Decline and Romantic Culture'

(Week 7) 16th June: Dr Alan Rawes (University of Manchester): ‘Derrida and Poetic Form: Deconstructing Shelley's “compelling rhyme schemes”’