Romantics Rebooted

28 April 2017

Enlightened thinking about 18th century and Romantic literature presented at special conference

New thinking and ideas about Romanticism and the age of enlightenment will be explored at a special day-long Romantics Rebooted event this spring.

Scholars from three UK universities will lead innovative workshops following a student-led mini-conference as part of the Cardiff Romantic and Eighteenth Century Studies Seminar conference in May.

Undergraduates and postgraduates will present ideas in punchy ten-minute papers in the Romantics Rebooted mini-conference during the morning session, developing their academic ideas and presentation skills useful for CV building in a friendly and supportive environment.

Experts in the field take over in the afternoon, delivering three Romantics Rebooted workshops.

A specialist in eighteenth-century literature and digital humanities, Stephen Gregg (Bath Spa University) will discuss ways of presenting research into the long eighteenth century using digital platforms.

Cardiff’s own Catherine Han (Cardiff University) will examine the afterlives of Romantic literature.

Doctoral student Michael Falk (University of Kent) will run a hands-on session allowing researchers to analyse Romantic texts in revealing and fascinating ways with a range of digital tools

One of the organisers of the conference and Lecturer in English Literature, Dr Jamie Castell said: “We are aiming to showcase the interesting work that takes place at Cardiff and to consider different approaches to the period including new perspectives made possible through the use of digital platforms. The event will also enable undergraduates to get a taste of the School’s dynamic postgraduate research culture.”

Using innovative interactive sessions, Cardiff Romantic and Eighteenth Century Studies aims to support and stimulate interest and discussion in the field at the School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

Romantics Rebooted takes place at the University’s Special Collections and Archives on Wednesday 17 May. Booking is recommended.

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