Dorfman Room, St. Peter’s College
Mondays (weeks 2, 4, 6 and 8 at 5.15 pm)
2nd week, 20th October
Dr Tim Parnell, Goldsmith’s University: ‘Sterne and mid-century fiction: the “vast empire of biographical freebooters”, and the “crying volume”’
4th week, 3rd November
Dr Katarina Stenke, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge: ‘The Well-dissembed Mourner: Lightning’s (Dis)course in the Still Lives of Thomson’s “Celadon and Amelia”’
6th week, 17th November
Professor Jack Lynch, Rutgers University: ‘Shakespeare Forger and Cretan Liar: Puzzling over William Henry Ireland’
8th week, 1st December
Dr Steven Parissien, Compton Verney Gallery: ‘Compton Verney in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century’, followed by an informal workshop on women readers and domestic book collections
Convenors: Dr Ros Ballaster (Mansfield), Dr Christine Gerrard (LMH), Dr Freya Johnston (St Anne’s), Dr Kathryn Murphy (Oriel College), Dr Nicole Pohl (Brookes University) Dr Abigail Williams (St Peter’s).
2nd week, 26th Jan
Mary Fairclough (York): ‘Frankenstein, Electricity and Revolutionary Chemistry’
4th week, 9th Feburary
Helen Williams (Northumbria): ‘Local Satire and Literary Heritage: Mapping the Good Humour Club with the Laurence Sterne Trust’
6th week, 23rd February
James Vigus (QMUL): ‘Henry Crabb Robinson’
8th week, 9th March
David Taylor (Warwick): ‘Gillray’s Gulliver’
Week 2: Dr Elaine McGurr, Royal Holloway: ‘Partial Histories: Rethinking Colley Cibber’s Management of Drury Lane’.
Week 4: Dr Carly Watson, English Faculty, University of Oxford: ”Stupid’ Poets and Stolen Epigrams: An Eighteenth-Century Gentleman Reads Poetry’.
Week 6: Rudolph Slobins, Magdalen College, Oxford: ”Contested Collaboration’: the Scriblerian recycling of Parnell’s poems’ and Kathy Keown, Lincoln College, Oxford, “‘Repeated a Poem of her own composition’: Eighteenth-Century Women’s Verse and Oral Performance’.
Week 8: End of Year party. All welcome!