Romanticism Reading Group

Event date to be determined

To foster the research community of local faculty and graduate students interested in Romanticism in British and German literatures (as well, potentially, as Romantic movements in other national literatures), Stefani Engelstein (German) and Rob Mitchell (English) are organizing a Romanticism reading group. We will meet roughly once per semester to discuss particularly exemplary instances of Romantic literary criticism, as well as primary Romantic-era materials.

We will hold our first meeting on Friday, November 18, from 1-3 pm (location TBA), and we will consider the Introduction, first chapter, and third chapter from Catriona Macleod’s Fugitive Objects: Sculpture and Literature in the German Nineteenth Century, which won the 2014 Jean-Pierre Barricelli Prize for that year's best book in Romanticism (and which, despite its title, deals with widely-relevant aesthetic theory and also touches on British contexts). And we will provide lunch for all participants!

If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Ben Richardson at ben.richardson@duke.edu by September 30, along with any dietary preferences or restrictions, so that we can generate an accurate catering order. (We will also make pdfs of the chapters noted above available via a Sakai site.)