BRLSI European Romanticism series

BRLSI is bringing together eight speakers, all specialists in their various fields of art, music and literature to reflect on and to discuss various aspects of this movement.
Some specific figures who will receive attention during the symposium are Victor Hugo, Haydn, Caspar David Friedrich, Shelley and Lord Byron.  The symposium starts with an introductory talk on the idea of Romanticism by Dr. Diego Saglia, University of Parma.”
The programme continues on the Saturday with an illustrated talk by Dr. Alexander Sturgis, Director, Holburne Museum on French and British art.  Other speakers include James Malpas, Director of Short Courses at Christie’s Education in London and Dr. Ann Wroe, an historian and literary scholar who works at The Economist.
The introductory talk will try to define Romanticism as an idea, while the closing talk will look at the concept of the Romantic hero. Important figures featured are Delacroix, Caspar David Friedrich, Victor Hugo, Haydn, Shelley, Byron, and the early German Romantic writers.
A descriptive leaflet, giving precise start times and the structure of each day, the list of speakers and their topics and admission charge is available at BRLSI in Queen Square.  It can be viewed and downloaded from here.
Advance tickets for the weekend are available at the Bath Box Office £10.00 for students and BRLSI members and £20 for non-members.
The Symposium starts promptly on both days at 9.45 a.m. in the Elwin Room, and ends  at about 17.00.  Tea and coffee will be available between sessions during the day, and there will be an off-premises lunch break between 12.30 and 14.00. We welcome everyone to this exciting event.
Dr Robert Blackburn

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