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Romanticism and Ageing Symposium
Thursday 16th July saw the inaugural Symposium of the Romanticism and Ageing research network at Keele Hall. Dr Jonathon Shears organised the event which also featured contributions from Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor David Amigoni. The network aims to open up new debates in the area of Ageing Studies, considering what the study of late life can bring to Romanticism and what Romanticism can bring to the study of late life. Contributors to the Symposium included Romanticists from the UK and North America and papers ranged across topics that included literary endeavour and creativity, the body, mental health, stoicism, gender and memory. The event, which was funded by the Research Centre for the Humanities, was the first in a series to be hosted by UK and US institutions over the next two years.