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:


Charles Lamb Day Conference in London


Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2TH
Saturday 17 November 2012

10.30-11 Coffee

Elian Reading and Welcome by Chair

11-1 First Panel: Lamb’s Readings

Lamb’s Reading Habits
     Dr. Tom Lockwood, University of Birmingham

Lamb and Horace
Professor Richard Gaskin, University of Liverpool

1-2.30 Lunch at local restaurant at participants’ own expense

2.30-4.15 Second Panel: Lamb’s Readers

'Beyond whist sobriety: the Lambs, Crabb Robinson, and their discourse on literature'
     Philipp Hunnekuhl, Queen Mary, University of London

'Charles Lamb's letter-readers and the 'Essays of Elia'' 
     Heather Stone, Brasenose College, Oxford.

4.15-4.45 Tea

4.45-5.30 Round Table Discussions

If possible, we would appreciate knowing in advance if you intend to come; RSVP to
Felicity James (, School of English, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH.


TERMCARD Michaelmas 2012

Welcome & welcome back!

 We have consolidated the term card for Michaelmas 2012! Below is the poster schedule for this term's fantastic line up, including talks on Coleridge's relatives, Shelley, Clare, F.J. Gall and Johnson! Please do come!


Note the change of venue -- RR will now be held every Thursday at 5:15pm in Lecture Room A at Magdalen College.

Looking forward to seeing you there! Undergraduates welcome.
As ever, your convenors,
Judyta & Olivia

Week 1, Oct 11th: Peter Swaab, UCL
 "Sara Coleridge as a Critic of Wordsworth"
Week 2, Oct 18th: Stephanie Dumke, Durham University
"Shelley's search for a new drama"
Week 3, Oct 25th: Robin Schofield, Independent Scholar
" ‘Guardian of My Father's Doctrine’: Sara Coleridge's re-presentation of STC‘s misinterpreted genius"
Week 4, Nov 1st: Ewan Jones, University of Cambridge
" ‘Some transition, in the nature of the imagery or passion’: Metre and Affect in Christabel"
 Week 5, Nov 8th: Simon Kovesi, Oxford Brookes
"John Clare, Gadamer and horizons of history"
Week 6, Nov 15th: Tim Chiou, Balliol, Oxford
" ‘A friend is far more than himself’: Toward an Ethic of Remembrance in Romantic Commemoration"
Week 7, Nov 22nd: Monika Class, King College London
"Narratives of mental illness: the psychological case histories of K. P. Moritz and F. J. Gall"
Week 8, Nov 29th: Daniel Hitchens, Wolfson, Oxford
"Disliking Dr Johnson, 1784-1831"