Keynote speaker: Nikki Hessell, Victoria University of Wellington.
The bicentenary of the ‘Year without a Summer’ is our vantage point from which to reconsider both how the people we call the Romantics responded to the climates of their day – whether political or meteorological – and what the climate for Romantic studies might look like in 2016 and beyond.
This one-day symposium will feature short papers on such topics as:
- scientific and/or poetic responses to weather
- Ruskin’s pathetic fallacy
- climate change and apocalyptic thinking
- Imperial and/or exotic climates
- political weather
- artistic and poetic responses to the climate of 1816
Ideally this will be an occasion for discussion as well as hearing new research. If you’d like to give a paper, please send a title by 20 February 2016 to Olivia Murphy.
THURSDAY 10 MARCH 2016
The University of Sydney