Annual Tennyson Society Conference
Christ Church, Oxford
March 30-31, 2019
Keynotes: Professor Michael O’Neill (University of Durham)
Professor Leonée Ormond (King’s College, London)
Professor Seamus Perry (University of Oxford)
Dr Jane Wright (University of Bristol)
Convenor: Dr Michael Sullivan (University of Oxford)
The 2019 Annual Tennyson Society Conference will be hosted at Christ Church, Oxford – the college of Henry Hallam and of William Gladstone, who was instrumental in securing Tennyson’s peerage. The conference will include keynote lectures by Professor Michael O’Neill (Durham), Professor Leonée Ormond (King’s College, London), Professor Seamus Perry (University of Oxford), and Dr Jane Wright (Bristol). Their lectures will be accompanied by three panels of twenty-minute papers on topics relating to any aspect of Tennyson’s works, reception, and literary circle. Those interested in speaking are invited to submit proposals of no more than 300 words, alongside a short biographical statement, to the conference convenor by 12 October 2018 (at email@example.com).
Christ Church has a rich literary history, including links to W. H. Auden and to Lewis Carroll, collections of whose manuscripts are kept in the Upper Library. Founded in 1546, the college is home to Oxford’s cathedral and houses a picture gallery, which displays paintings by Filippino Lippi, Tintoretto, Anthony van Dyck, and Frans Hals. On 30 March there will be a workshop in the college’s Upper Library, and a conference dinner in the college Hall. Accommodation in the college will be available for the nights of the Friday and Saturday (29th and 30th March).
We are especially keen to encourage postgraduates and early career academics, and plan to convene a panel for new researchers. All speakers and delegates would be asked to join the Tennyson Society (£14/€20/$40 for personal membership), which includes access to the latest Tennyson research through the Tennyson Research Bulletin, the society’s occasional papers, and digital delivery of its newsletter.
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