Romantic Circles Poets on Poets on CBS Weekend Roundup

Two brief clips from Romantic Circles' Poets on Poets series will be included in today's broadcast of the CBS Weekend Roundup radio program, contrasting our recording of "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by poet Charles North with the rap version performed by the creation of the tourism board, "MC Nuts," a Lake District Red Squirrel.

The May 4, 2007 show can be accessed at the CBS Weekend Roundup podcast page or can be downloaded directly at:

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CFP: "Politics and Propaganda"

Call for Papers
Politics and Propaganda
Florida International University, Miami, Florida April 3-5, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Sally Mitchell,
Emerita Professor of English and Women's Studies, Temple University,
“Political Women: The First Generation”

We welcome paper and panel proposals concerning any aspect of politics during the long nineteenth century, including, but not limited to political figures, movements (Chartism, socialism, communism, anarchism, trades unions, reform), parties, campaigns, immigration, imperialism, suffrage, gender politics, war, slavery, nationalism, pacifism, uprisings, and revolutions.

Equally welcome are paper and panel proposals concerning propaganda, including but not limited to advertising, periodicals, promotion (including self-promotion), news, campaign materials, songs, slogans, cartoons, souvenirs, paraphernalia, monuments, posters, and public art.

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CFP: "Byron and Modernity"

Submissions are invited for "Byron and Modernity" an international conference, sponsored by the University of British Columbia, to be held in Vancouver at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites October 26-28, 2007.

Keynote speakers: Professor Christopher Ricks, Professor Jerome McGann, and Professor Tilottama Rajan

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2 CFPs for MLA 2007


The Wordsworth-Coleridge Association invites proposals for its sessions at the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago, Illinois, 27-30 December 2007. SESSION TOPIC: "Romanticism, Reading, and Translation: The Processes of Literacy."

Essays should address the history, theory, representation, and practice of reading and translation, and the normative or transgressive roles of readers, writers, and translators in the British Romantic period. Abstracts by 15 March 2007 to James McKusick:
The John Clare Society of North America invites proposals for its session at the 2007 MLA Convention. SESSION TOPIC: "John Clare in History."

Papers on John Clare in relation to various histories: natural, literary, political, cultural. Abstracts are due by 15 March 2007 to Scott McEathron:

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Romantic Circles Audio: Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi

On 19 October 2006, Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi, Professor Emerita at Stanford University and author of Shelley's Goddess (1992), presented a lecture at Loyola University in Chicago (to a mostly undergraduate student audience) on the topic of "Keats, Shelley, and the 'Bright Star'."

Romantic Circles Audio is now pleased to make the lecture by Barbara Gelpi available here as a podcast. The lecture is downloadable in two parts by clicking on the speaker icons below.

part one

part two

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Romantic Circles Audio: Catherine Gallagher

Romantic Circles is very pleased to present here a special audio podcast of the plenary address delivered Thursday evening, 31 August 2006, at the NASSR/NAVSA 2006 conference at Purdue University by Catherine Gallagher of the University of California, Berkeley, "Slave Trade Suppression and Narratives of Undoing in the Atlantic."

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Constable at the National Gallery, Washington

"Constable's Great Landscapes: the Six-Foot Paintings"
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
October 1-December 31, 2006

John Constable regarded the six foot-long landscapes that he began to paint in 1818–1819 as his most serious and significant achievements. This exhibition will focus on these great paintings and the full-size oil sketches for them. See the Gallery's Website for more information.

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