Trips and Excursions

Postgrad Forum Away Day: Harewood House

This year, on 21 June, we had our first Postgraduate Forum Away day. Our destination was Harewood House, built in 1759. The finest craftsmen were involved in building Edwin Lascelles’ family home: York-born architect John Carr, interior designer Robert Adam, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, and Thomas Chippendale. Photo Credit: Harewood.org Situated just outside Leeds, the Harewood… Continue reading Postgrad Forum Away Day: Harewood House

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Conferences

Conference Report: BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference

By Lilian Tabois PhD students Alice Rhodes and Lilian Tabois attended the biennial Early Career and Postgraduate Conference for the British Association of Romantic Studies (BARS). This year the conference was held at the University of Glasgow on 15-16 June, 2018. In addition to speakers from the UK, there were colleagues from Canada, France, Ireland, Japan,… Continue reading Conference Report: BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference

Interviews

Behind the Scenes: Tales of Fashionable Life

We're gearing up for our celebrations as part of #Edgeworth250, a series of events taking place to commemorate 250 year anniversary of the birth of Maria Edgeworth. Often described as the ‘Irish Jane Austen’ and much admired by Austen, Edgeworth was one of the most commercially successful and respected writers of her time. In addition to… Continue reading Behind the Scenes: Tales of Fashionable Life

Awards and Funding

Award Report: QMCECS/BSECS Visiting Fellowship

By Jennifer Buckley This year, I had the honour of being the recipient of the QMCECS/BSECS Visiting Fellowship to support my PhD project on periodical print culture in the early eighteenth century (1700-1760); the research that I am currently undertaking has a particular focus on fictionality and 'false news'. I spent my time in London… Continue reading Award Report: QMCECS/BSECS Visiting Fellowship