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Romantic Circles Audio: Thomas Laqueur

Romantic Circles is very pleased to present here a special audio podcast of the plenary address delivered Saturday evening, 2 September 2006, at the NASSR/NAVSA 2006 conference at Purdue University by Thomas Laqueur of the University of California, Berkeley: "Burning the Dead from Shelley to the Late Victorians."

The entire address is downloadable in two parts (approx. 24 MB each) by clicking on the speaker icons below.

part one

part two

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Betty T. Bennett

Dr. Betty T. Bennett, distinguished professor of literature and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at American University, Washington, D.C., died at Sibley Hospital on Saturday, August 12, after an heroic five-year battle with lung cancer. She was 71.

A proud native of Brooklyn, New York, Betty graduated from Brooklyn College magna cum laude and later earned her MA and PhD from New York University in English and American literature. She was internationally recognized and frequently published as a major scholar of Romantic literature, doing authoritative work on Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and on the Shelley Circle. She also served on numerous boards, held leadership positions in many scholarly societies, and directed conferences.

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British Academy Symposium: "Romanticism and Science"

The British Academy is hosting a one-day symposium on "Romanticism and Science," in association with the British Association for Romantic Studies to be held on 15th September 2006 at the British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1. All are welcome.

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