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Post: 5 Things to Read About… Romantic Periodical Studies

Over the past two years, the three researchers on the recently concluded Leverhulme Trust research project on the Lady’s Magazine at the University of Kent have studied and uncovered a previously inaccessible periodical archive of … Continue reading

Post: 5 Things to Read About… Jane Austen

Welcome to ‘5 Things’- a new blog series where Romanticists introduce us to their sub-fields by recommending 5 things we should read. Today Professor emerita Jocelyn Harris has kindly agreed to kick things off with … Continue reading

Post: Review: Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination. British Library, 3 Oct 2014–20 January 2015

by Sarah Sharp Many British readers will perhaps first encounter the concept of the Gothic, not through a Gothic novel, but through Northanger Abbey’s playful engagement with the genre’s key tropes. They will have perhaps, … Continue reading

Review: James Hogg, Highland Journeys, edited by H. B. de Groot (rev.)

In 1802, James Hogg embarked on the first of three excursions into the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. The young Border shepherd hoped to advance himself by leasing a farm and thereby joining the increasing … Continue reading

Post: ‘Bits of Burke’: A Gruesome Historic Walking Tour of Old Edinburgh

As I mentioned in my first blog for this site,  the history and literature of Romantic-era Scotland is littered with grisly deaths and disturbed graves.  Today I’m focusing in on a particularly infamous moment in … Continue reading

Post: Review: Georgians Revealed: Life, Style and the Making of Modern Britain, British Library, 8 November 2013–11 March 2014

by Sarah Sharp, University of Edinburgh The tercentenary of the Hanoverian succession of 1714 has provided the stimulus for an exciting and highly visual exhibition at the British Library, which traces the changes in British … Continue reading

Post: Bad Burials and the Displaced Dead in Early Nineteenth Century Scottish Writing: or How to Be Dead Popular at Dinner Parties

by Sarah Sharp I’m Sarah Sharp and I’m a second year PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh and a research assistant on the New Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Stevenson. Amongst my … Continue reading

Post: RSAA Conference 2013, University of Sydney: Adventures in Global Romanticism

In July, I travelled to Sydney to take part in the second biannual conference of the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia. Founded in 2010, the RSAA aims ‘to promote the study of the literary, artistic, … Continue reading

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