Long 18th Century and Romanticism Colloquium


Welcome to the English Department's colloquium in Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism studies. The colloquium is open to all faculty and graduate students with an interest in the Long Eighteenth Century, regardless of specialization or institutional affiliation.
We are honored to be sponsored this academic year by the Mahindra Humanities Center as one of their Interdisciplinary Graduate Workshops in the Humanities. 

We hope to provide a forum for members to engage with the ongoing scholarship of their colleagues as well as the intellectual currents and activities of the broader scholarly community in their field. To this end, the colloquium has five objectives:
  • To offer a vibrant environment for the presentation and discussion of our members' work-in-progress.
  • To discuss both recent and classic scholarship that has made a significant impact on the fields of Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism studies, particularly books and articles that employ innovative or instructive methodologies.
  • To improve members' understanding of the profession through faculty-led professional development workshops. 
  • To keep abreast of recent developments in Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism studies through panels on the state of the field.
  • To give members an opportunity to engage with leading scholars in the field by hosting talks by four eminent speakers each year.
We hope to see you at one of our events this year!

Samuel Diener, G2 (sdiener@g.harvard.edu)
Alex Creighton, G3
Long 18th Century/Romanticism Colloquium Coordinators

James Engell, Andrew Warren, Deidre Lynch, and Stephen Osadetz 
Colloquium Faculty Sponsors

Many thanks to our past coordinators, whose work developed the colloquium into the vibrant collaborative space it is today: Matthew Ocheltree (2008-2011), Jacob Risinger (2010-2013), and Julia Tejblum (2014-2016)

Mailing Lists and Newsletters

To be added to the Long Eighteenth Century and Romanticism Colloquium's email list, please write to Samuel Diener (sdiener@g.harvard.edu).

To receive emails about the Mahindra Humanities Center's Seminar on Eighteenth-Century Studies, please write one of the seminar chairs: Susan Lanser (lanser@brandeis.edu), Yoon Sun Lee (ylee@wellesley.edu), Deidre Lynch (deidrelynch@fas.harvard.edu), or Ruth Perry (rperry@mit.edu)

Professional Organizations and Conferences


North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)

British Association for the Study of Romantic Studies (BARS)

International Conference on Romanticism (ICR)

Eighteenth Century

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (BSECS)

Northeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (NEASECS)

Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Association (ECSSS)

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Other Organizations of Interest

Modern Language Association (MLA)

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

English Institute (EI)

North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)

Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS)

Author-Specific Organizations

The Wordsworth-Coleridge Association

Wordsworth Conference Foundation

Friends of Coleridge

Byron Society of America 

Calls for Papers

"Transporting Romanticism"
Wellington, New Zealand, February 16-18, 2017
Deadline: August 20, 2016

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Minneapolis, MN, March 30-April 2, 2017
Deadline: September 15, 2016

46th Annual Conference British Society of Eighteenth Century Studies
"Friends, Allies and Enemies"
 St Hugh’s College, Oxford, January 4-6, 2017
Deadline: TBD

Jane Austen & the Arts: A Bicentenary Conference
SUNY Plattsburgh (March 23-25, 2017)
Deadline: November 1, 2016

"Romantic Life"
Carleton University/University of Ottawa, August 10-13, 2017
Deadline: November 1, 2016 (session submissions); January 17, 2017 (paper submissions)

"Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations"
Daemon College/University at Buffalo (July 6-9, 2017)
Deadline: March 3, 2017

UPenn CFP Database Listings:
Spring 2016 Schedule

Thursday, February 16
Reading & Discussion Group
17th Century Moon Voyages
Co-Sponsored with the Renaissance Colloquium
Please read: Ben Jonson, News from the New World Discovered in the Moon; Aphra Behn, The Emperor of the Moon; optional, Margaret Cavendish, The Blazing World
5 PM in Barker 316

Thursday, February 23
Workshop: "Shelley's Translation of Plato's Symposium"
Ben Sudarsky, Comparative Literature
Respondent: Jacob Spencer, American Studies
There will be a pre-circulated paper. Please email sdiener@g.harvard.edu if you would like a copy.
5 PM in Barker 114

Thursday, March 9
Alexander Creighton, English
Samuel Diener, English
There will be a pre-circulated paper. Please email sdiener@g.harvard.edu if you would like a copy.
5 PM in Barker 316

Wednesday, March 29
Matthew Bevis (Keble College, Oxford) 
"Wordsworth's Idiocy"
In preparation, please read/review "The Idiot Boy" from Lyrical Ballads 
5 PM in Barker 114

Tuesday, April 11
Anahid Nersessian (UCLA) 
"Wordsworth's Obscurity"
In preparation, please read/review "Michael" from Lyrical Ballads
6 PM in Barker 133 (Plimpton Room)

Thursday, April 20
Eliza Holmes, English
There will be a pre-circulated paper. Please email sdiener@g.harvard.edu if you would like a copy.
5 PM in Barker 316

Other events to be announced.


Eighteenth-Century Studies Centers

Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington

Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies, UCLA

Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York

Eighteenth-Century Narrative Research Consortium, University of Exeter

Romanticism Studies Centers

Centre for Romantic Studies, University of Bristol

Centre for Research in Romanticism, Roehampton University, London

The Byron Centre for the Study of Literature and Social Change, Nottingham University

Celtic Studies Centers

Research Institute for Irish and Scottish Studies (RIISS), University of Aberdeen

AHRC Centre

Centre for Scottish Studies, Simon Fraser University

Center for Celtic Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Center and Scottish Studies & School of Scottish Studies Archives, University of Edinburgh
Seminars and Events

Libraries and Special Collections

Houghton Library, Modern Books & Manuscripts

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Yale)
The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Huntington Library, San Marino
New York Public Library

Journals and Publications

Field-Specific Journals

Eighteenth-Century Studies
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

Keats-Shelley Journal
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

Website | HOLLIS | MLA

SEL: Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

Wordsworth Circle
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

General Journals

Website | HOLLIS | MLA

ELH: English Literary History 
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

Modern Language Quarterly 
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

Essays in Criticism 
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

RES: The Review of English Studies 
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

Website | HOLLIS | MLA

Modern Philology 
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

Critical Inquiry 
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

New Literary History 
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

Textual Practice 
Website | HOLLIS | MLA

Notes & Queries 
Website | HOLLIS | MLA
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