Ordering the Eighteenth-Century Essay (Seminar, 25th April)

What defines an essay? It's a question that was prominent in the heyday of the genre in the eighteenth century, and in this next seminar in our Inventions of the Text series Dr​ ​Timothy​ Milnes (University of Edinburgh) will explore how writers of the period thought about the form. All welcome to come along on 25th... Continue Reading →

Walpole’s Diminutions (Public lecture, 12th December)

Despite being an important figure in his own time, Horace Walpole suffered put-downs from later writers and thinkers. Why? Find out at this free public lecture with Fiona Robertson, part of our Walpole and His Legacies series. This talk starts at 18.15 on 12th December, in Elvet Riverside 141. Reviewing Walpole’s letters to George Montagu for... Continue Reading →

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