A reminder that 'Reading between the Lines: Eighteenth-Century Journals and Romantic Letters, 1740-1830', a day workshop hosted by the North East Forum in 18th century and Romantic Studies, will take place on 23 June 2012, at St Chad's College, Durham.
Journals and letters are the most intimate of all forms of literature. They tell us that history was once real life. This one-day workshop explores the journals and letters of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. These documents were sometimes hidden from contemporaries and speak directly to us today. We shall consider the rich variety of journals and letters in the period, and how they may be used in modern academic research.
Our keynote speaker is the historian of feminism Jane Rendall. She will discuss the correspondence of three Edinburgh authors, Elizabeth Hamilton, Eliza Fletcher, and Anne Grant. Panellists include Pamela Clemit (on Godwin), Amy Culley (on Helen Maria Williams), Leigh Wetherall Dickson (on men's diaries), Gillian Skinner (on Fanny Burney), Richard Terry (on Sterne), and Penelope Wilson (on Elizabeth Bond).
The full programme and registration details can be found here. For queries, please contact the organisers: Pamela Clemit and Gillian Skinner. This promises to be a wonderful event and especially useful to anyone working with letters and journals from across the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as part of their research. We hope to see some of you there.