June 2006

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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CFP: "The British Periodical Text, 1796-1832"

Centre for Romantic Studies, University of Bristol

Plenary Speakers: Gregory Dart (University College London), John Strachan
(University of Sunderland), Tim Webb (University of Bristol)

A one-and-a-half-day conference organized by the Department of English, taking place in Bristol on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September, 2006.

"Is there no stopping the eternal wheels of the Press for half a century or two, till the nation recover its senses? Must we magazine it and review [it] at this sickening rate for ever? Shall we never again read to be amused? but to judge, to criticise, to talk about it and about it": "Lepus" (Charles Lamb), "Readers Against the Grain," The New Times (January, 1825).

We welcome papers discussing any aspect of magazine publication during a period marked by a highly prolific, competitive, and innovative milieu.

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Turner Watercolor breaks record

A J.M.W. Turner watercolor, "The Blue Rigi: Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise," has sold at auction for £5.832m--a record for a British watercolour. The painting was sold to an anonymous telephone bidder at Christie's in London.

(from BBC News)

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Tate Britain: Constable, The Great Landscapes

A new exhibit at Tate Britain opens this month and runs through August 28, 2006: "Constable, The Great Landscapes."

"This major exhibition offers the first opportunity to view John Constable's seminal six-foot exhibition canvases together. The 'six-footers' are among the best-known images in British art and comprise the famous series of views on the river Stour, which includes The Hay Wain (1820–21), as well as more expressive later works such as Hadleigh Castle (1829) and Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows (1831)."

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