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:


Trinity Term 2012

Dear all,
Welcome back to a not-so-sunny start of term! Let's not let the weather get the better of us, as we dive right into our line-up for Trinity:

1st Week: Please note this will be a joint event with St Anne's College, held on Friday, 27th April at 5pm in Seminar Room 5, 48 Woodstock Road.
Professor Jocelyn Harris, Otago, New Zealand
'Sanditon', the Duke of Clarence, and Sarrtjie Baartman, the 'Hottentot Venus.'

3rd Week: 10th May
Professor John Mullan, UCL, UK
Jane Austen's Quirks and Tricks

5th Week: 24th May
Professor Mary Favret, Indiana University, USA
Reading in the Dark; Keats's Vision

7th Week: 7th June
Dr Simon Kovesi, Oxford Brookes University, UK
John Clare: Violence, Peasantry and Reform

The remainder of the talks this term will be held in our usual location and time, Thursdays at 5:15pm in the English Faculty, Seminar Room A. 

Looking forward to seeing you all there!