By the time that Samuel Glover published A Description of the Valley of Chamouni, in Savoy in 1819, Mont Blanc was well established as a place of great scientific importance and as a key attraction for tourists and travellers...
The British author Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806), best known for her acclaimed and innovative Elegiac Sonnets (1784), has a life story as interesting and difficult as her literature was admired and influential. This StoryMap, by Elizabeth A...
This collection came together as the result of the annual Romantic Circles-NASSR (North American Society for the Study of Romanticism) Pedagogy Prize. Lindsey Eckert and Lissette Lopez Szwydky, co-winners of the 2014 prize, separately submitted...
Pedagogies Hangouts is a multimedia series that brings together scholars and teachers o
This electronic edition makes available the works of the mostly unknown late-eighteenth-century poet and teacher Catherine Upton, including The Siege of Gibraltar (1781), an epistolary prose narrative, and Miscellaneous Pieces (...
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Welcome to the Romantic Circles Pedagogies Reading Group << RC Blog
6 months 2 weeks ago
Romantic Circles Pedagogies is looking to assemble a porous group of scholars at all levels who want to discuss canonical and emerging texts -- an open, generous, and collegial community of readers and teachers. Each term, RC Pedagogies will host a virtual reading group on a predetermined text at a set date/time via video-chat on Zoom, an online video-conferencing system (free and easy to use)....
Recap of RC Pedagogies Spring Reading Group on MWS's "The Mortal Immortal," by Holly Hirst << RC Blog
2 days 11 hours ago
The spring meeting of the Romantic Circles Pedagogies Reading Group took place on 19th March. Participating were Holly Hirst (Manchester Metropolitan University), Kirstyn Leuner (Santa Clara University) and Dana Van Kooy (Michigan Technical University) looking at Mary Shelley’s 1833 tale ‘The Mortal Immortal’. The tale is narrated by the eponymous ‘mortal immortal’ Winzy, who tells the...
D. A. Dunkley, Agency of the Enslaved: Jamaica and the Culture of Freedom in the Atlantic World. Reviewed by Rebecca Schneider. << Reviews
2 months 4 days ago
Rebecca SchneiderUniversity of Colorado Boulder There is something Romantic about revolution. Between throwing off the constraints of tyrannical institutions and reimagining more equitable collective life, modern conceptions of liberty in the West echo the political convictions of the Romantic era. While revolutions in America, France, and yes, Haiti/Saint-Domingue provide sites for exploring...
Ingrid Horrocks - Women Wanderers and the Writing of Mobility, 1784-1814. Reviewed by Kathryn Pratt Russell << Reviews
2 months 4 days ago
Kathryn Pratt RussellClayton State University Ingrid Horrocks’s rigorous study of “women wanderers” in the late eighteenth century contributes to a critical tradition in British travel studies, recently represented by Elizabeth Bohls, Celeste Langan, Michael Wiley, Robin Jarvis, and others. Horrocks, though, attends to a gap in gender studies and the theory of travel by not merely focusing upon a...
RC Pedagogies Spring Reading Group: MWS's "The Mortal Immortal", Apr. 19 << RC Blog
3 months 1 week ago
Romantic Circles Pedagogies Spring Reading Group continues its gothic streak and will discuss Mary Shelley's immortal short story "The Mortal Immortal"! We will meet next Thursday, April 19th, at 4pm ET via Zoom. RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/FY35S1kW86mrH6Wk1. Many can attest that our first meeting was lively, great fun, and participants learned a lot from each other. Encore! Those who RSVP...
Mary Shelley - Mathilda, edited by Michelle Faubert. Reviewed by Anna Mercer << Reviews
5 months 3 weeks ago
Anna MercerKeats House“I offer the present edition as an effort to release Shelley’s Mathilda from its readerly purgatory, for it deserves a wider audience than it presently enjoys” (33): so Michelle Faubert closes her introduction to the Broadview edition of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s novella Mathilda. The editor writes with a clear sense of hope that...
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