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17 November 2023 - 17 November 2023

3:30PM - 6:00PM


  • Free

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Romantic Dialogues and Legacies, Department of English Studies, Durham University presents a Transcontinental Joint Symposium featuring decorated panels from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA and Durham University, UK.

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The Durham horizon

The event focuses on a broad range of writers and themes from John Clare, Disability Studies, a re-discovered Henry Kirke White to the politics of Romantic reading, PB Shelley as well as Hart Crane among others.Please find below the list of speakers and topics.

University of Notre Dame Panel

  • Laura Betz,  "John Clare: Sonnets and Nests"
  • Essaka Joshua, "Disability Studies and Romanticism: Staging Interventions"
  • Greg Kucich, "'We poor pilgrims in this dreary maze': Henry Kirke White and the Broken Boundaries of the 'Uneducated Poets'"
  • Ian Newman,  "Beyond the Ballad: Sea Songs and Shanties"
  • Yasmin Solomonescu, "Reimagining Persuasion in British Romantic Literature"

Durham University Panel

  • Emily Rohrbach,  “Romantic Contingencies and the Politics of Reading”
  • Sarah Wootton,  “Post-Romantic Relations: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Emily Brontë”
  • Mark Sandy, “'The Silken Skilled Transmemberment of Song' : P. B. Shelley, Romantic Quest, and Hart Crane”

The duration of each presentation is 15 minutes and each panel leads up to to an interactive discussion at the end of the event.The Zoom link will be shared with registered guests on the day of the event.