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UoNRomanticism is a reading group which aims to bring together PGRs, ECRs and academics to discuss writers, texts, and ideas from Romantic-era Britain. We meet approximately once a month at the University of Nottingham or at a specified venue. In 2018, we had sessions covering Austen, Wordsworth, Blake, anonymous authorship, and hosted a half-day symposium in collaboration with the worldwide event, ‘Frankenreads’, run by the Keats-Shelley Association of America. This featured PGRs, ECRs and academics as speakers, both M3C and not, from the universities of Nottingham and Birmingham. 

This year, we hope to expand our group and form a hub of Romantic era scholars in the Midlands by inviting students and academics from other M4C universities to join our reading group. Our agenda for 2019 features trips to heritage sites of interest, digital humanities sessions, and guest speakers who will provide a talk before time for wider discussion.

While we are aware that Romanticism is a literary construct, we welcome members from all Humanities disciplines that work within the Romantic time period. If this reading group is of interest to you, please do get in touch by emailing or contacting us via Twitter, @UoNRomanticism, to hear more about us and to be added to our mailing list.