Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians

Five day summer school -
Romantics and Victorians

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Join us for this week-long summer school exploring Romantic and Victorian literature

Course dates: Monday 16 – Friday 20 July

Times: 10.30 – 16.30 (10.30 - 17.30 on Friday)

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The Ancient Mariner, the Artful Dodger, Maggie Tulliver, Jane Eyre: over a hundred years on, these are still household names. The drug-addled detectives, rebellious heroines and dispossessed children of Romantic and Victorian literature continue to haunt our literary imagination, as do many of the subjects that troubled and inspired their writers – the urban experience, eco-awareness, mental illness, criminality, the pressing need for social and political reform, and love.      

In this week-long summer school we will look at poems, novels, letters and essays written between 1780 and 1900, starting with anti-slavery literature and finishing with those eccentric heroes Allan Quatermain and Sherlock Holmes. Seminars will be led by specialists in their fields who will introduce you to voices as distinct as those of Olaudah Equiano, William Wordsworth, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.                                      

Sessions with Lead Curators Alexandra Ault and Laura Walker will provide a unique opportunity to look at original manuscript material, to consider the materiality of manuscripts, and to discuss the processes of writing, editing and publishing.


Name: Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £440.00
Member: £374.00
Senior 60+: £396.00
Student: £374.00
Registered Unemployed: £374.00
Friend of the British Library: £374.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546