Romantic Circles Pedagogies is looking to assemble a porous group of scholars at all levels who want to discuss canonical and emerging texts — an open, generous, and collegial community of readers and teachers.
Each term, RC Pedagogies will host a virtual reading group on a predetermined text at a set date/time via video-chat on Zoom, an online video-conferencing system (free and easy to use). We envision these events as broadly pedagogical moments for graduate students and established scholars alike who want to increase their own knowledge of the field and/or discover new ways to teach the work. The conversation will welcome those who are reading the text for the first time as well as those who have published extensively on it.
Participants will have the chance to discuss the reading with one another, offer interpretations, and ask questions of the group for about an hour. Each reading group meeting will be kicked-off and mediated by a moderator.
Meetings will be lively, light, open, inclusive, friendly, and hopefully enjoyable occasions for scholars at all stages to think about and converse on the selected text. They will not feature a prepared lecture by the moderator or any invited guest speaker. Our goal is to encourage debate and inquiry among all participants.
RSVP and Mark Your Calendar:
Our first meeting will take place on January 25 at 4pm ET (1pm PT). We will discuss “The Bride of the Greek Isle” (Felicia Hemans). RSVP by January 15 to save your place for the Winter group meeting. (Space is limited to 25 people.) We will send necessary technical details to those who register for the meeting.
Texts and dates for 2018 meetings are listed below. We welcome suggestions for future readings.
Thursday, January 25th, at 4pm ET (1pm PT)
Felicia Hemans, “The Bride of the Greek Isle”
Thursday, April 19th; Time TBD
Mary Shelley, “The Mortal Immortal. A Tale.”
Thursday, July 19th; Time TBD
Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria; Or, The Wrongs of Woman
Thursday, October 18th; Time TBD
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship
We hope you will join us!
D. B. Ruderman