University of Chichester SCERRG seminars series

Dr Mark Sandy (University of Durham): 'Wordsworth and Romantic Forms of Grief'

Romantic Echoes in the Victorian Era Wednesday, 25th November, 2009, at 5:15pm, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus

With particular interests in Romantic literature, especially the Second-Generation Romantic poetry of Keats and Shelley, Dr Mark Sandy is currently researching a project on Romantic Forms of Grief: Memory, Mourning, and Romanticism.



Jane Rendall (formerly University of York): 'An Unknown Contribution to the War of Ideas: Margaret Cullen's Home'

Thursday, 28th January, 5.15pm, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus

Jane Rendall is currently interested in the ways in which the Enlightenment in Scotland and England affected the situation of middle-class women, and influenced women writers.

The Origins of Modern Feminism. Women in Britain, France, and the United States, 1780-1860 Equal or Different (1987) Women in an Industrializing Society: England 1780-1880

Professor Pamela Clemit (University of Durham) talks on women’s letters and the discourses of history in relation to Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley and their heirs (title to be announced).

Romantic Echoes in the Victorian Era

Tuesday, 2nd March, 2010, at 5.15 pm, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus

Pamela Clemit is Professor in English Studies at the University of Durham. Her current principal research project is a scholarly edition of Godwin's letters for Oxford University Press.


Chawton House Library

Fellows' Lectures

Chawton House Library hosts a series of thought-provoking and inspiring lectures organised by our Research Fellow, Dr Gillian Dow. Each one is related to the library collection and includes a small exhibition of related material, giving guests the chance to view some of our rare works. Lectures follow the same format (unless stated otherwise) with drinks at 6.30pm and the lecture starting at 7pm. See the Diary of Events further information.

'Stumbling on Quotation': who does Eliza Haywood quote and why?

Professor Ros Ballaster, Mansfield College, University of Oxford. Thursday 19th November.


Romantic Women Writers and the fictions of history: Sarah Green, Jane West and Jane Porter. Dr Fiona Price, University of Chichester. Wednesday 9th December.

In this lecture,Dr Fiona Price,University of Chichester, aims to redress the balance by examining the contribution of women writers to the historical novel in the decade before Waverley.

University of Kent

‘Writing Women’s Literary History: Problems and Possibilities’

A workshop series co-organised by the University of Kent’s Centres for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century, Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Gender, Sexuality and Writing.

Over the past three decades, the number of research centres, books, articles, databases and other electronic resources dedicated to the subject of women’s writing has increased exponentially, with the effect that female authors have moved from the periphery to the centre of literary studies. Although there are still a significant number of women writers who were popular, widely read and well regarded in their own lifetimes and yet whose work remains obscure today, the prevailing sense is that the age of recovery is coming to an end. But what comes next?

This workshop series focuses upon women’s writing between the Early Modern period and early nineteenth century and the narratives told about it from the seventeenth century to the present. It attempts to map new directions for studies of women’s writing in these periods by focusing upon key flashpoints in women’s literary history: questions of genre; race and nationhood; and periodization.

Attendance at the workshops is free and light refreshments are provided. However, numbers are strictly limited. To attend one or all of the workshops in the series, please email Jennie Batchelor: [email protected].

GENRE WORKSHOP: 6 November 2009 (09:30 – 16:00)

Speakers: Dr Jennie Batchelor (Kent); Dr Amy Culley (Lincoln); Dr Elaine McGirr (Royal Holloway); Dr Marion O’Connor (Kent); Dr Catherine Richardson (Kent) Dr Gillian Wright (Birmingham)

RACE/NATION WORKSHOP: 26 February 2010 (10:00 – 16:00)

Speakers: Professor Kate Chedzgoy (Newcastle); Dr Gillian Dow (Southampton); Dr Fiona Price (Chichester); Professor Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary)

PERIODISATION WORKSHOP: 18 June 2010 (10:00 – 16:00)

Speakers: Dr Helen Brooks (Kent); Professor Gregory Kucich (Notre Dame, London); Professor Donna Landry (Kent); Professor Sue Wiseman (Birkbeck)

University of Portsmouth

SCERRG seminar

Dr Diana Barsham: 'Spirits, spooks and surrogate spouses: Biographical Enigmas in the Lives of Arthur Conan Doyle and William Hayley'. 

Tuesday, 19th January.