Miscellanies, a Disappearing Poet and a Metaphysical Jester

When does a commonplace book become a miscellany? When does a miscellany become a text book and when is John Donne not a metaphysical poet? In the eighteenth century, that’s when. Adam Rounce’s article in the current edition of Eighteenth-Century Continue reading Miscellanies, a Disappearing Poet and a Metaphysical Jester

Book History Reading Group Lunch

Event number one of our spring semester trio will be a reading group lunch.  We’ll discuss Adam Rounce’s article, ‘The Digital Miscellanies Index and the Canon’, from Eighteenth-Century Life, 41.1 (2017), 158-78. Bring your lunch to seminar room 7 in Jessop Continue reading Book History Reading Group Lunch

18CRG Autumn programme

Sheffield’s postgraduate-run Eighteenth Century Reading Group has expanded its remit for 2016-2017. Coordinator Alison Horgan advises on what’s happening, and how to get involved: Coming up next Tuesday (11th October), we welcome Stephen Basdeo from Leeds Trinity University, who will be Continue reading 18CRG Autumn programme

18CRG: Montgomery, poetry and Sheffield’s periodical press

The Eighteenth Century Reading Group (#18CRG) meets on Tuesday March 1st to discuss the work of James Montgomery. Alison Horgan writes: We will be reading some of Montgomery’s poetry and considering it together with the periodical press in Sheffield in Continue reading 18CRG: Montgomery, poetry and Sheffield’s periodical press

18CRG: Dress and Criminality in C18 Literature

The first meeting of the University of Sheffield Eighteenth Century Reading Group (18CRG) will focus on the topic “Dress and Criminality in eighteenth-century Literature”. More details to follow. Visit the 18CRG page on Facebook.

New: Eighteenth Century Reading Group

January 2016 sees the inauguration of a new reading group at the University of Sheffield dedicated to all things eighteenth century. This is a postgraduate initiative, and will meet on Tuesday lunchtimes (12-1pm). The first session (19th January) will focus Continue reading New: Eighteenth Century Reading Group