Romanticism Resources

Welcome to my Romanticism Resources page. Below you will find collected some useful websites relating to Romantic-period writers, ranging from in-depth scholarly resources to interactive and multimedia experiences. Please do let me know if I've missed off any pages that you have found useful in your study of Romanticism, or if you would like me to post a link to your site or blog.

General

An international refereed electronic journal devoted to British nineteenth-century literature.

A refereed scholarly website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture. Includes audio recordings of lectures and interviews, a great range of electronic editions, reviews, and other scholarly resources.

Peer-reviewed survey articles covering a number of Romantic authors and themes. 

Website of the British Association for Romantic Studies. Primarily for scholars at postgraduate level or above, but does feature a page of useful Romanticism links and information on forthcoming events.

Information on conferences, prizes, and calls for papers. Primarily for scholars at postgraduate level or above.

Details of events from the seventeenth century to 1851.

Online journal covering literature and print culture, 1780-1840.

Includes a timeline, poems about slavery, biographies of people who worked against slavery, and a further reading section.

Extensive Romanticism links page.

Turn the pages of Blake's notebooks and the manuscript of Jane Austen's The History of England

Project from the University of Oxford offers some great resources for Romanticists, including podcasts and transcriptions of lectures from experts,  eBooks, images, and essays. Authors of interest to Romanticists include Austen and Blake.

Large archive of episodes from the BBC Radio 4 programme 'In Our Time', some of which cover Romantic topics (including Mary Wollstonecraft, William Hazlitt, the Gothic, the sublime, The Prelude, Lyrical Ballads, and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage). For a full guide to episodes of interest, see my blog entry for 28 October 2012.

A free online database covering the production, circulation, and reception of British fiction written during the second half of the Romantic period. 

The UK Reading Experience Database captures the diversity of reading habits from 1450 to 1945. It can be searched by both author and reader.

An extensive, free web resource providing introductions to a variety of Romantic and Victorian authors, texts, themes, and contexts. The site includes articles, short films, and teaching resources.

Free, web-based database that contains bibliographical records for travel writings published by women in Britain and Ireland between 1780 and 1840.

Spoken-word poetry, recited from memory, designed to get young people exploring and enjoying poems.

Subscribe to read historical diaries, essays, periodicals, and fiction in instalments.

Romanticism Blogs

News and commentary from the British Association for Romantic Studies.

Aggregated blogs on Romantic Studies.

Regular posts from both academics and non-academic writers introducing a range of Romanticism topics.

Varied posts from a team of bloggers working in the field of Romantic Studies.

Romanticism blog from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

Blog featuring news, notes, and announcements from the Romantic Circles community.

Long nineteenth-century blog; contains a dedicated 'Reason and Romanticism' section.

Nineteenth Centuryist
Blog from MA student Emily Bowles covering research, ideas, thoughts, reviews, and papers about the nineteenth century.

NASSR Graduate Student Caucus Homepage
Resources for students of Romantic literature. Includes a blog, some teaching resources, and a selection of sample conference paper proposals.

Richard Marggraf Turley's blog
Blog on a variety of Romantic topics from Professor Richard Marggraf Turley of Aberystwyth University.

Percy and Mary Shelley
Blog by PhD candidate Anna Mercer, covering her research on the Shelleys and Romanticism more widely. A really nice mix of longer posts and shorter notes.

Jane Austen

Website for the Jane Austen Society of the United Kingdom. Features a brief biography, introductory guides to the novels, a section on costume, and useful links.

High-quality images of some 1100 pages of Austen's manuscripts.

Online exhibition from the British Library.

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Contains sections on criticism and electronic resources.

William Beckford

The William Beckford website. Contains facsimiles, information about Beckford research, and Beckfordian links.

William Blake

Website of The Blake Society includes a useful 'About Blake' section.

A fantastic resource which features Blake's illuminated books, drawings, paintings, engravings, and more. Also includes a chronology, glossary, and biography.

Information about Blake's art held by the Tate. 

Robert Burns

Website for the AHRC-funded project to produce a new, multi-volume edition of Burns's work. Follow the project's progress on the blog, or head to the 'Song and Music' section to download audio recordings of Burns's songs.

Lord Byron

A searchable hypertext chronology of important dates in Lord Byron's life.

The 'resources' section of this website includes lectures, digital facsimiles, and transcriptions.

Thomas Chatterton

Features biographical information about Chatterton, as well as events and news from the Society.

John Clare 

Features a survey of Clare criticism and an index to Clare's poetry.

S. T. Coleridge

Includes a timeline, a Coleridge Cottage blog, and a selection of poetry.

Thomas De Quincey

Website devoted to the study of the life and writings of Thomas De Quincey includes a chronology, a brief biography, and an extensive bibliography.

William Godwin

A free, online archive featuring the digitised manuscripts of William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Percy Shelley.

James Hogg

Features a life of James Hogg and downloadable articles.

John Keats

A searchable concordance.

Website of the Keats-Shelley House in Rome includes an interactive Romanticism timeline, a virtual tour of the Keats-Shelley House, and audio recordings of poetry by Keats and Shelley. 

Caroline Lamb

Features a biography, works, links, resources, and pictures.

Charles Lamb

Back catalogue (1973-2008) of the Charles Lamb Bulletin, a journal dedicated to the Lambs and their circle.

Walter Scott

A great resource, featuring e-texts, portraits, images of correspondence, a biography, and an annotated bibliography.

Mary Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Chronology and Resource Site
Features a detailed chronology of Mary Shelley's life and work, reviews of her work by her contemporaries, and a list of other web resources.

Shelley's Ghost
Website for the exhibition held at Oxford's Bodleian Library. The exhibition has now closed, but it can be explored interactively on this website, which includes podcasts, a who's who family tree, and photographs of a number of manuscripts, including the draft of Frankenstein.

A free, online archive featuring the digitised manuscripts of William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Percy Shelley.

Percy Shelley 

A hypertext chronology of important events in Shelley's life.

Website of the Keats-Shelley House in Rome includes an interactive Romanticism timeline, a virtual tour of the Keats-Shelley House, and audio recordings of poetry by Keats and Shelley.

Shelley's Ghost
Website for the exhibition held at Oxford's Bodleian Library. The exhibition has now closed, but it can be explored interactively on this website, which includes podcasts, a who's who family tree, and photographs of a number of Shelley's manuscripts.

Shelley Sites/Sights
A pictorial journey through the life of Shelley.

A free, online archive featuring the digitised manuscripts of William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Percy Shelley.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Audio and video recordings of a lecture given to The Royal Society on 'Natural History and the Rights of Woman' by Professor Sharon Ruston. Highly recommended.

A free, online archive featuring the digitised manuscripts of William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Percy Shelley.

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Website of the Wordsworth Trust includes a 'search the collections' facility and biographical information about William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Thomas De Quincey. The extensive 'Poetry' section provides the texts of a number of poems by Wordsworth and the other Romantic poets alongside useful contextual information.

Electronic manuscripts and some short films.

Online exhibition from the British Library.

A digital archive of the poetry of William Wordsworth.

Seminars and Groups

The following pages will primarily be of interest to scholars at postgraduate level and above.

 

Website for the University of Bristol's Centre for Romantic and Victorian Studies. Contains information about forthcoming events and lists of useful resources.

Website for the Eighteenth-Century Postgraduate Forum held on Tuesdays (term-time only) at the University of York. Covers the long eighteenth century (1650-1850).

Website for the North East Postgraduate Research Group for the Long Nineteenth Century. Hosts a monthly forum for postgraduate students of all universities in the North East.

2 comments:

  1. I would also like to recommend www.nassrgrads.com, the active blog and website for the NASSR Graduate Student Caucus. Here is our mission statement: "The NASSR Graduate Student Caucus (NGSC) is intended as a venue, under the aegis of NASSR (North American Society for the Study of Romanticism), for students interested in the study of Romanticism to make contact with one another, and to share intellectual and professional resources. We are committed to working together to further the interests, not only of the graduate student community in Romantic studies, but also of the broader profession, by helping to train active and engaged scholars who will continue to strengthen and advance themselves and the discipline. All graduate student members of NASSR are invited to attend caucus meetings and to participate in elections and panels. This is an opportunity for you, the future professional scholars of Romanticism, to take part in an organization designed to address your concerns as student-scholars, to attend to your needs as pre-professionals, and to celebrate your and your peers’ triumphs." Let me know if you have any questions! Best wishes, Kirstyn Leuner (NGSC webmaster and PhD Candidate in Romanticism at CU-Boulder)

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  2. Thank you for the recommendation, Kirstyn. This looks like a useful site; I have added it under 'blogs'.

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