18th Century and Romantic Studies Colloquium

The 18th Century and Romantic Studies Colloquium brings together Princeton’s community of graduate students and faculty specializing in the long eighteenth century and Long Romanticism through a forum where we gather to discuss the current work being done in our field.  Though the colloquium has traditionally focused on British literature of the 18th century and Romantic periods, we have recently hosted scholars with trans-Atlantic interests during this time frame.  We invite speakers from around the country as well as international speakers, to share their research and answer questions in an environment that fosters engaged discussion.  Recent speakers include Frances Ferguson, Sandra Macpherson, Marshall Brown, Anahid Nersessian, Wendy Lee, Abigail Zitin, Margaret Doody, Stuart Sherman, Cynthia Wall, Duncan Wu, and Maureen McLane. 

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18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium
Oct 5, 2023, 4:30 pm

In this talk, Tita Chico will speak about her current book project, Wonder: Literature and Science in the Long Eighteenth Century (under contract with Cambridge University Press), which looks at wonder as a defining epistemology for what we now understand as literature and science in the period. The Enlightenment has long been…

Location
Chancellor Green, Room 105
2023 - 2024
Romanticism Colloquium
Mar 30, 2023, 4:30 pm

Lynn M. Festa, Rutgers University

Associate Professor of English and author of Sentimental Figures of Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France.

Location
Hinds Library (McCosh B14)
Speaker
2022 - 2023
Romanticism Colloquium
Nov 2, 2022, 4:30 pm

Associate Professor School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Her most recent book is Romantic Literature and the Colonised World: Lessons from Indigenous Translations (Palgrave, 2018).

Location
via zoom
Speaker
2022 - 2023
CANCELED: 18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium
Apr 1, 2020, 4:30 pm

This event has been canceled.

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Speakers
2019-2020
Renaissance Colloquium
Mar 9, 2020, 4:30 pm

Milton, Newton, and the Making of a Modern World

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the 18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium.

Location
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall
Speaker
2019-2020
18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium
Feb 26, 2020, 4:30 pm

Two Wordsworths: Mountain-Climbing, Letter-Writing

 

 

Location
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall
Speaker
2019-2020
18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium
Nov 19, 2019, 4:30 pm

Book Learning

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Co-sponsored with the English Department and the Victorian Colloquium.

Location
Rare Books and Special Collecitons, Firestone Library
Speaker
2019-2020
CANCELED: 18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium
Apr 12, 2019, 1:00 pm

Book Learning

Reception in the Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall, to follow talk.

Location
Rare Books and Special Collections, Floor C, Firestone Library
Speaker
2018-2019
18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium
Oct 16, 2018, 4:30 pm

"Willing Wandering: Being mobile between creative and critical imaginaries"

 

Location
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall
Speaker
2018-2019
18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium
Oct 19, 2017, 4:30 pm

On Handsomeness, Considered as a Category of Aesthetics

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Location
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall
Speaker
2017-2018
18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium
Sep 28, 2017, 4:30 pm

" 'In the cowslips peeps I lye': Romantic Botany and Telling the Time of Day by the Light of the Anthropocene"

Abstract:  What can Romantic-period botanical writings contribute to contemporary phenological study at a time when catastrophic climate change means the dissociation of former synchronies between pollinators and flowering…

Location
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall
Speaker
2017-2018
18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium
Sep 27, 2017, 5:00 pm

Samuel Johnson's Chemical Ethic

Reception in the Thorp Library to follow talk.

Location
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall
Speaker
2017-2018
Romanticism in the Anthropocene
Dec 12, 2016, 4:30 pm

Professor Castell presented his work on Romanticism in the Anthropocene, a uniquely interdisciplinary event that attracted students from various departments (science as well as humanities fields) and put the humanities in conversation with environmental sciences.

Co-sponsored by Princeton University Environmental Institute.

Location
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall
Speaker
2016-2017
Round Table Discussion -- "Felicia Hemans"
Nov 8, 2016, 4:30 pm

The colloquium collaborated with Susan Wolfson to organize an interactive roundtable seminar with Paul Hamilton on Felicia Hemans, in which graduate students in our department had the opportunity to closely read Hemans’ poems along with Professor Hamilton’s expert guidance.

Location
McCosh 16 (Prof. Wolfson's office)
Speaker
2016-2017
Inversion: On Some Poetics and Politics in the Discourse of the Sublime
Oct 25, 2016, 5:00 pm

This event was a collaboration between our colloquium and Comparative Literature, German, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and the Theory Colloquium. Professor Balfour gave a lively presentation on the aesthetics of the sublime and inversion.

Affiliated Institution: 

18th C./Romantic Studies…

Location
East Pyne, Room 205
Speaker
2016-2017
18th C./Romantic Studies Colloquium: Wordsworth's Obscurity
Sep 15, 2016, 4:30 pm

Anahid Nersessian presented a thought-provoking paper on obscurity in Wordsworth, which was followed by a lively discussion with graduate students and faculty.

Location
Hinds Library (Room B14), McCosh Hall
Speaker
2016-2017