A workshop hosted by the Department of English Studies will seek to explore the significance of letters and journals from the period 1740-1830.
Journals and letters are the most intimate of all forms of literature. They tell us that history was once real life. These documents were sometimes hidden from contemporaries and speak directly to us today. This workshop will consider the rich variety of journals and letters in the period, and how they may be used in modern academic research.
The workshop will feature a keynote lecture by the historian of feminism Jane Rendall. She will discuss the correspondence of three Edinburgh authors, Elizabeth Hamilton, Eliza Fletcher, and Anne Grant.
The workshop runs on Saturday, 23rd June from 9.30 to 5.30. For a full programme and to register, visit the conference homepage. The workshop is hosted in conjunction with the North-East Forum in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies.