British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe

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Publications

Here you can find details of the books, journal articles, online publications, and conference papers produced as part of the British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe project.

Online

15 September 2016 David Higgins, ‘Is this the end of the Holocene period?’ The Independent

12 September 2016 David Higgins, ‘Why a volcano, Frankenstein, and the summer of 1816 are relevant to the Anthropocene’, The Conversation

2 September 2016 David Higgins speaks to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme about the climate literature of 1816 and the parallels for modern writers; you can listen to David’s interview here or to the whole episode here (the section on Mt Tambora, featuring David’s interview, beings at 02:52:55)

August 2015 David Higgins, ‘Climate Change Two Hundred Years Ago’, AHRC Research Features

Conference and Seminar Papers

16 June 2017 Tess Somervell, ‘Wordsworth’s Floods: Catastrophe and Community’, Victorian Environments Symposium, University of Southampton

7 April 2017 Tess Somervell, ‘Sea Rocks and Inland Waters: Wordsworth’s Ocean in Motion’, The Northern Nineteenth-Century Network Conference, Leeds Trinity University

4 January 2017 Tess Somervell, ‘Floods in Early Wordsworth’, British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference, University of Oxford

8 November 2016 Tess Somervell, ‘“Here the flood shall stay”: Wordsworth and Global Deluge’; David Higgins, ‘Writing Tambora: Textuality, Empire, and the Catastrophic Assemblage’, Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Seminar, University of Leeds

13 August 2016 David Higgins, ‘Historicising Romantic Climate Change’, in Anthropocene Historicism: Romanticism in Geologic Time, Collaborative Special Seminar, Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR), University of California, Berkeley

13 August 2016 David Higgins, ‘Deep Time, the Year without a Summer, and the Recalcitrance of Ice’, Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR), University of California, Berkeley

26 June 2016 David Higgins, ‘“A flood of ruin”: The Diodati Group and Environmental Catastrophe’, Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil, University of Sheffield

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