A brief introduction to CRECS

CRECS—the Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Seminar—is a new initiative based within Cardiff University’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy. It aims to foster graduate studies in the period 1680 to 1840, through a mixture of lively events aimed at a wide audience drawn from the University and its wider network. As well as conventional academic papers, workshops and conferences, CRECS activities will comprise other more informal gatherings such as film screenings, play readings and excursions.

We hope that CRECS will also offer undergraduate students in particular the opportunity to experience more of the advanced research culture available with the university environment, particularly those who have an interest in the period and may wish to pursue graduate studies in the future. At the same time, we also encourage participation from current postgraduates and staff members, who wish to participate in a convivial and stimulating research environment.

This blog will regularly post details of upcoming event, items of interest, short reviews, conference announcements and reflections by CRECS members. More practically, it will also serve to highlight research activity and teaching provision made available here at Cardiff for those interested in working on literature and culture of the long 18th century.

Our launch event, taking place on 3 February 2014, will be CRECS Fight Club. But of course, the first rule of CRECS Fight Club is …

… You blog about it closer to the time.

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