Conference Update

We are delighted to announce the support and generous funding of BARS for our conference!

It promises to be a fantastic day, with keynote David Higgins and a range of other papers which can now be found on our conference programme

Registration is now open with a £5 unwaged and £10 waged attendance fee. This includes tea and coffee during morning and afternoon breaks and a conference lunch.

To register, click on the following link:

Please email with any queries.

Hope to see you soon,

Katie and Rosie


Conference Programme!

Hi all, please find our conference programme below. Registration opens very soon, we hope to see many of you in July!

Making, Breaking and Transgressing Boundaries: Europe in Romantic Writing, 1775-1830
Percy Building, Newcastle University, July 15th 2014

Conference Programme

9.00am-9.30am: Registration

9.30am-10.30am: Keynote Lecture
Dr David Higgins | University of Leeds – ‘Romantic Englishness: From Local to Global’

10.30am-10.45am: Break

10.45am-12.15pm: Travel and Transgression
Ilaria Mallozzi | Royal Holloway, University of London – ‘Ugo Foscolo and the Shape of Romantic Ulysses’

William Bainbridge | Durham University – ‘Romantic Redux: Hannibal’s Crossing of the Alps’

Rosie Bailey | Newcastle University – ‘The Principle of Perception: Aesthetics and Scale in Byron’s Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage: Canto the Fourth’

12.15pm-1.00pm: Lunch

1.00pm-2.30pm: In Search of Understanding: Discourse and Dialect
Daniel Duggan | Durham University – ‘Liberalism and Republicanism in the Thought of Wilhelm von Humboldt’

Amy Milka | University of York – ‘Sharing Language, Sharing Values? A Reassessment of English and French Jacobinism’

Arun Sood | University of Glasgow – ‘New Places and Dialects: Reading Robert Burns Across the Atlantic’

2.30pm-4pm: Radical Women, Radical Fictions?
Deborah Brown | University of Chichester – ‘Landscape in Charlotte Smith’s Fiction’

Sarah Burdett | University of York – ‘Transgressing the Boundaries of Decorous Femininity: Charlotte Corday in British Dramas, 1794-1804’

Laura Kirkley | Newcastle University – ‘Sublime Virtues and Erotic Love: Rousseau’s Julie and Wollstonecraft’s Maria

4.00pm-4.15pm: Break

4.15pm – 5.45pm: Theatrical Sites and Dramatic Genre
Matthew Reznicek | Queen’s University Belfast – ‘He Should Go to the Théâtre Français: The Opera and Urban Literacy in Maria Edgworth’

Sarah Winter | Northumbria University – ‘Melodrama and Crossing Borders – From French Revolution Politics to Vampiric Invasion’

Ben Hewitt | Newcastle University – ‘Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound and Goethe’s Faust: An Epic Connection’

6pm – All welcome to join for an informal drink in the Northern Stage

Download a copy of our conference programme from the link below.
conference programme

Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference

15 July 2014

Newcastle University


If you have any queries, or would like to submit to our discussion, please email Rosie Bailey and Katie Stamps at

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