The aim of the Centre for Research in Romanticism is to provide a focus for research in the area of Romantic and 18th Century literature and culture. In addition to supporting the publications and research outputs of individual staff, it acts as a platform for interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects both within and outside of the University of Roehampton.
In addition to running a regular series of research lectures and talks by invited speakers, the Centre hosts international conferences and shorter events such as day-schools. The Centre has links with the Tate Britain, and is looking to widen its involvement in research networks in the field of Romantic studies, both within Britain and internationally.
There is a new Romantic Illustrations Network. The network (RIN) restores to view the importance of the print and the illustration in the Romantic period. RIN brings together scholars working on poetry, the printed book and painting in the period to share research and to develop new models for understanding the relationship between word and image in the period.
There is also a new Hispanic Horizons Network. This project will re-examine the impact of the peninsular wars (1808-14) on British, European and Latin-American culture and politics. The network was launched at a conference, '1814: War, Peace and Publication', 16/17th May 2014, at Senate House. A conference report is available here. Information about the conference is available here.
Professor Ian Haywood was elected President of the British Association of Romanticism (www.bars.ac.uk) in the summer 2015.
Professor Martin Priestman and Dr Louise Lee organised a major conference on 4th September 2015, 'The Darwins Reconsidered: Evolution, Writing and Inheritance in the works of Erasmus and Charles Darwin'. For a conference report please click here
|This research Centre is part of the TECHNE AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership consortium. For further information on the TECHNE AHRC funded PhD Studentships please see the Graduate School site. Please send expressions of interest for English & Creative Writing to Prof. Ian Haywood|