The next meeting of the North East Forum in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies will take place on Friday January 18th from 3-5 pm in the Williams Library of St. Chad’s College, Durham. A map can be found here.
In the first hour, Oliver Clarkson (Durham) will be talking about ‘Shadows of Language in The Ruined Cottage’. After the coffee break, Robert Jones (Leeds) will give a paper entitled ‘Staging Richard Coeur de Lion: Gothic Politics and Whig Theatricals at Drury Lane’.
Immediately following the forum at 5pm, Professor Richard Cronin (Glasgow) will be giving a talk at Hatfield College, Durham. This will be the first of a series of seminars sponsored by the British Academy that will run more or less monthly during 2013, under the title ‘Making A Darkness Visible: The Literary Moment 1820-40’. The events will feature invited speakers of international distinction to address the two decades habitually regarded as an interval or fringe dividing Romanticism and Victorianism.
Professor Cronin's talk has been timed to reflect that many forum attendees will also wish to hear him speak; the two venues are only a few minutes walk apart.