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:


Realigning Romantic Realignments

Dear all,

As of Michaelmas 2012, the format of Romantic Realignments will be changing slightly. Rather than being held every second week, Romantic Realignments is now a joint endeavour with what used to be the Romantic Graduate Forum (run by Jessica Fay and Lucy Kellett). Thus, there will be a Romantic Realignments every Thursday of term, at the usual time of 5:15pm.

On all odd weeks (1, 3, 5, 7) we will welcome well-known professors and lecturers to give a 1 hour talk, followed by a discussion. All (including undergrads) are welcome for the lecture and drinks & dinner afterwards!

On all even weeks (2, 4, 6, 8) we will host 20-30 minute papers by graduate students (from Oxford and elsewhere - if interested, please contact Jessica or Lucy) followed by lengthy discussion. The purpose of these sessions will be to give students a conference-like setting to run by papers, and provide lots of feedback. As usual, there will be drinks afterwards for those wishing to join us!

The new termcard will be posted shortly. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Yours sincerely,

Olivia Reilly and Judyta Frodyma, 2012-2013 convenors.