CFP: Romantic Climates Symposium, Sydney

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.


Rogers Room
Woolley Building
The University of Sydney