British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe

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Events

The project aims to engage members of the public as well as academic audiences with the importance of weather, climate, and environmental catastrophe to the lives and works of the Romantics; to encourage reflection on the role of weather/climate in shaping our experience of the nonhuman world; and to provoke discussions of present-day and historical climate change. Here you can find details of events organised or contributed to by British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe staff.

 

Recent Events

15 July 2017 Talks: David Higgins, ‘British Romanticism and Contemporary Climate Change’; Tess Somervell, ‘Wordsworth and the Floods’; part of ‘St Swithun’s day if thou dost rain’, a day celebrating the great British weather, and part of the Saturday Talks series at The Wordsworth Trust; further details here

31 March 2017 Talk: David Higgins, ‘“Planets turn to ashes”: Byron, Climate Change, and Extinction’, University of Edinburgh

02 March 2017 Talk: David Higgins, ‘“Planets turn to ashes”: Byron, Climate Change, and Extinction’, Queen Mary English Postgraduate Seminar Series

06 December 2016 Invited Talk: Erin Lafford (University of Oxford), ‘“Sick with bad weather”: John Clare in the Fens’, Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Seminar, University of Leeds

28 November 2016 Talk: David Higgins, ‘Byron, the Shelleys, and the Year without a Summer’, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution

24 November 2016 ‘Romanticism & Catastrophe: An Evening of Readings and Performances’, in collaboration with Leeds University Union Spoken Word Society, University of Leeds

24 November 2016 Talk: David Higgins, ‘The Year Without a Summer’, at ‘“On This Day in 1816″: The Bicentenary of Frankenstein’s Composition’, Chawton House Library

17-18 November 2016 Workshop: David Higgins will be participating in a workshop titled ‘A Year Without a Winter: Fictions and Policy’, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

23 July 2016 Talk: David Higgins, ‘The Year Without a Summer’, at ‘“On This Day in 1816″: The Bicentenary of Frankenstein’s Composition’, The Keats-Shelley House, Rome

14 July 2016 Talk: David Higgins, ‘The Year Without a Summer’, at ‘“On This Day in 1816″: The Bicentenary of Frankenstein’s Composition’, University of York

11 June 2016 Public ‘conversation’: David Higgins, ‘British Romanticism and the Year Without a Summer’, The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere

 

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