Lecture on Friday | Accustomed Circuits: Austen and Romantic Transport

early 19th c. map of the world, with the continents in pastel pinks, greens, and yellow

Carington Bowles. Bowles’s New Four-Sheet Map of the World on Mercator’s Projection: Exhibiting the Several Quarters of the Globe Divided into their Respective Empires, Kingdoms, States, &c....London: Bowles & Carver, 1807. On Loan from the Clark Map Library

Join us for "Accustomed Circuits: Jane Austen and Romantic Transport," a lecture by Miranda Burgess of the University of British Columbia, on Friday, January 19th, 4:00-5:30pm in the Hatcher Gallery. Light refreshments will be served. 

This lecture serves as the keynote for the one-day conference: Mapping Austen's World: Movement tand Journeys in the 19th Century, co-sponsored by the University of Michigan Library and the Nineteenth-Century Forum in honor of the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen. Even if you cannot make it to the conference, please do attend this talk. The keynote is open to everyone  - no registration is needed!

Dr. Miranda Burgess is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia. She specializes in British and Irish Romantic poetry and prose and in the history and theory of feeling, mobility, media/mediation, and literary form. Her first book, British Fiction and the Production of Social Order, 1740-1830, focused on genre and the mediation of emergent theories of nation-ness. Her current book project, Romantic Transport, 1790-1830 draws on migration and mobility studies, medical history and the history of sensation, and the history of form and figuration. 

The exhibit The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet will remain on display in the Audubon Room through March 30, 2018. Please take note of several other upcoming events related to the exhibit, including those sponsored by our community partners at Ann Arbor District Library and Nicola's Books.