Organisers: Professor David Duff (Queen Mary, University of London)

Launched in 2016, the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar is an international research forum devoted to British Romantic literature, its European connections and the broader culture of the Romantic period, 1760-1830. The forum is a collaboration between four colleges of the University of London and a number of Parisian institutions including Université Paris-Sorbonne and the École Normale Supérieure, which hosts a two-day symposium in Paris each spring.

The London seminar meets monthly on a Friday afternoon at 17:30 and features leading scholars from across the UK, Europe and beyond. Some seminars involve the pairing of speakers from different countries, a key aim of the series being to foster dialogue between Romanticists in the UK and scholars from abroad.

All aspects of Romanticism are covered, including comparative and interdisciplinary topics. Speakers this year include Christoph Bode (Munich), Michael Gamer (Pennsylvania), Martin Procházka (Prague), Caroline Bertonèche (Grenoble), Pamela Clemit (QMUL/ Oxford), Lynda Pratt (Nottingham) and Gregory Dart (UCL), on subjects ranging from German Transzendentalpoesie to the poetics of the letter, the literary history of sensuousness and the birth of Romantic practical criticism.

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The London-Paris Seminars will start from 20 October 2017, but to find out information on the seminars for the 2017/18 academic year, you can follow the link to the IES website or go directly to the seminar schedule.

If you wish to delve further into the seminars, then follow the link to their active website where you can find details on topics and themes to be discussed, as well as information who on to contact.