Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 January 2019

254 Pages | 12 Illustrations


ISBN: 9780198833147

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The Romantic Literary Lecture in Britain

Sarah Zimmerman

  • The first book-length study of the Romantic public literary lecture in Britain
  • Discusses prominent lecturers such as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Thelwall, Thomas Campbell, and William Hazlitt
  • Explores the role that women author-auditors such as Mary Russell Mitford, Catherine Maria Fanshawe, and Lady Charlotte Bury played in public lectures
  • The focus on lectures as performances will appeal to theatre historians and performance studies scholars