BARS Conference, University of York

I’m off to the British Association of Romantic Studies conference at the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of York.  This is the leading academic conference in the UK for studies of Romantic literature and the Romantic period.  The topic this year is ‘Romantic Improvement’.  I’ll be talking about the ways in which Victorian preachers and religious writers tried to ‘improve’ the image of Percy Bysshe Shelley in their sermons and writings to make him more palatable to Victorian Christians.