Coleridge Summer Conference 2016

The Coleridge Summer Conference, Bristol, 1-5 August 2016, in conjunction with the Centre for Victorian and Romantic Studies, University of Bristol

Keynote speakers:  Jeffrey Cox, Peter Manning, Margaret Russett

The Coleridge Summer Conference meets again next year in a new venue, the verdant quadrangles of Wills Hall, in the green downs above Bristol.  The Hall’s garden grounds, croquet lawn and tennis courts will be available for all participants, and there will be perambulations and bibulations in the beautiful walled gardens, yew avenue and romantic grotto of Goldney Hall. The Pneumatic Institution is at hand, as is the Avon gorge and Leigh Woods, where STC and Southey walked and discussed pantisocracy.

We aim for a wide range of papers on the literature of Coleridge’s circle in Bristol and beyond, as well as on Coleridge himself.  Abstracts are welcomed on Coleridge, the Coleridge Circle, and Romantic Writing and Culture more generally.  Papers on the themes of Romantic Bristol and the West Country are particularly welcome.

Transport: there are flights from North America to Bristol airport (1 stop).  Wills Hall is a short taxi ride from the airport and from Bristol Temple Meads station; it can be reached on foot from the local station, Clifton Down.

Price: approx.  £480 including accommodation and meals.

Deadline for submission of abstracts, which should be no longer than 250 words, and should include THE PROPOSER’S NAME, AFFILIATION AND EMAIL, is 20th December 2015.  Decisions will be made by 31st December 2015.

Bursaries (full and partial) will be available for postgraduates and unwaged scholars. Please state on your abstract if you would like to be considered for a bursary.

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