Current schedule

We run a regular series of across the year. All are welcome, so please come along!


Research Seminar Programme, 2017-18

Friday 20th October (Newcastle University) Room 2.21, Research Beehive

Allan Ingram (Northumbria): Travels with Horses: Swift, ‘Bolingbroke’ and ‘Stay-behind’s mare’.

Jonathan Quayle (Newcastle): Shelley’s Poetry of Prediction


Friday 10th November (Durham University) Collier Room, Hild Bede College

Mathelinda Nabugodi (Newcastle): Ariel: Shakespeare’s ‘airy spirit’ in P. B. Shelley’s and Goethe’s works

Daniel Norman (Durham): Rediscovering the Plot: Coleridge’s and Thelwall’s Theatrical Wit


Friday 15th December (Northumbria University) Room 121, Lipman Building

Festive play-reading: come along to take part in (or just observe …) a reading of Susannah Centlivre’s ‘The Busie Body’ (1709). Mince pyes will be served. Hilarity is guaranteed.


Friday 9th February (Durham University) Collier Room Hild Bede College

Matthew Grenby (Newcastle): Isabel, a Tale. Or Godwin vs. Godwin

Leighton Wright (Northumbria): Scott’s Marketing of the ‘Author of Waverley’


Friday 9th March (Newcastle University) Room G.05, Percy Building

Mark Sandy (Durham): ‘A Strange Half-Absence’:  Spectral Presences in Wordsworth

Montana Davies-Shuck (Northumbria): The Figure of the Fop


Friday 4th May (Northumbria University) Sutherland Building Boardroom 1

Gillian Skinner (Durham): Breath and Breathlessness in Evelina

David O’Hanlon (Newcastle): The Romantic Poet-Critic


This page will be updated with room numbers and further details closer to date of each seminar.


If you are interested in contributing a paper to next year’s Forum, please contact one of the co-ordinators.


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