Romanticism and the South West at Bristol

The Department of English at the University of Bristol will be hosting a conference titled ‘Romanticism and the South West’ on 29 June 2015 to re-assess the importance of the South West in Romantic thought and writing.

The conference aims to explore the importance of the South West for Romantic writers, with a particular emphasis on the following topics:

  1. Ecologically aware writing and protoenvironmental thought;
  2. The role of the South West in an era of scientific development and discovery;
  3. The South West as a centre for reform movements and radical politics, as well as a region connected to slavery and imperialism;
  4. Romantic afterlives in the South West.

Visit the website for details, registration and the programme.