Disparate Romantics: Nick Mason Back

Professor Nick Mason joins Jeff Cowton and Simon Bainbridge to discuss William Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes and his work on the new digital edition hosted by the Romantic Circles website. He will also be talking about editing an edition of Dorothy Wordsworth’s Lakeland writings with Professors Paul Westover and Michelle Levy.

There will be a Q&A at the end of the event. Please send your questions to h.catterall@wordsworth.org.uk with the subject line “Nick Mason Q&A”.

About the series

This year digital technology has brought us closer together than ever. With geography no object, we’re inviting experts on the Romantic era from all over the world to tell us all about the exciting things they’re up to. We’ll be exploring their thoughts on everything Wordsworthian, from poetry and artefacts to nature and the modern world, as well as finding out about their new books and research. We’ll also be investigating some of the themes raised in the free online course William Wordsworth: Poetry, People and Place. They’ll bring their enthusiasm, we’ll bring the questions – and we’d like to share your questions with them too!

About the speakers

Nick Mason is Professor of English at Brigham Young University. He specializes in 18th- and 19th-century British literature (especially Romanticism), book and periodical studies, and contemporary European literature and culture.

Jeff Cowton is Curator & Head of Learning at the Wordsworth Trust. In 2010 he was awarded an MBE in recognition of services to museums. He is currently leading on the reinterpretation of the site and Museum for the NHLF-funded project Reimagining Wordsworth.

Simon Bainbridge is Professor of Romantic Studies at the University of Lancaster. He has served as President of the British Association for Romantic Studies and is currently a Trustee of the Wordsworth Trust. He has recently published the monograph Mountaineering and British Romanticism.

Additional information

This online event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need to register for a Zoom account in order to access the event.