'Romantic Regenerations' has invited three plenary lecturers. 

Profs. Seamus Perry, Alan Bewell and Nahoko Miyamoto Alvey,  and Tim Barringer

Prof. Seamus Perry

Professor of English Literature, Fellow and Tutor of Balliol College

The University of Oxford

Prof. Seamus Perry has been working principally in the field of English Romantic poetry and thought, especially Coleridge and Wordsworth, and in post-Romantic English poetry, especially Tennyson, Eliot, Auden, Larkin, and their circles. He is also interested in the modern history of criticism, reflected in articles on A.C. Bradley, William Empson, F.W. Bateson, and M.H. Abrams.

His publications include Coleridge and the Uses of Division (Oxford University Press, 1999), S. T. Coleridge, Interviews and Recollections (Macmillan, 2000), Coleridge’s Notebooks: A Selection (Oxford University Press, 2002), Alfred Tennyson (Northocote House, 2005), Coleridge, Romanticism, and the Orient: Cultural Negotiations (Bloomsbury, 2013, co-edited with David Vallins and Kaz Oishi). He co-edits, with Christopher Ricks, the journal Essays in Criticism: A Quarterly Journal of Literary Criticism (OUP), and acts as the general editor of the new series,21st-Century Oxford Authors (OUP). He also regularly reviews for theTimes Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books.

He is currently orking on continuities in nineteenth and early twentieth century poetry and poetics, placing them within principally the context of liberalism and anti-liberalism. Associated with this is an edition of Arnold for the 21st Century Oxford Authors.

Prof. Alan Bewell

The University of Toronto

Alan Bewell is a Professor of English at the University of Toronto. His primary teaching and research field is British Romanticism, with additional interest in Literature and Colonialism; Postcolonial Theory; Ecology and Environmental History; and Science, Medicine, and Literature. Much of his recent work has been focused on the manner in which the ecological impact of British colonialism upon global natures is reflected upon late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature.

Professor Bewell’s publications include Wordsworth and the Enlightenment: Nature, Man, and Society in the Experimental Poetry (Yale University Press, l989), Romanticism and Colonial Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999),Natures in Translation: Romanticism and Colonial Natural History (Johns Hopkins UP, Fall 2016), Medicine and the West Indian Slave Trade (ed. for Pickering and Chatto, 1999).He is also at work on another book entitled Romanticism and Mobility, which studies how Romantics reacted to a world of moving people, things, and ideas.

In addition to receiving research grants from SSHRC, Professor Bewell is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a recipient of the Northrop Frye Award at the University of Toronto for excellence in teaching and research. His essay, “Keats’s ‘Realm of Flora,’” received the Keats-Shelley Association Prize in 1992. He currently serves on a number of editorial boards, among these Studies in Romanticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and the Palgrave series, The Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the Cultures of Print. 

Prof. Nahoko Miyamoto Alley

The University of Tokyo

Nahoko Miyamoto Alvey is a Professor in British Studies Section, Area Studies at the University of Tokyo. Her primary research field is British Romanticism, including the influence of Romanticism beyond Europe.

She published Strange Truths in Undiscovered Lands: Shelley’s Poetic Development and Romantic Geography (University of Toronto Press, 2009), and edited the bilingual parallel edition, Selected Poem of Shelley (Iwanami Shoten, 2013). Her most recent publication is “The Modest Pale-Yellow Flowers in Sōseki” (Studies in Comparative Literature, 2017).

She is currently preparing the exposition of the unpublished manuscript by Percy Bysshe Shelley held by the University of Tokyo that will be included in the Digital Archive Project of the University of Tokyo.

She is on the editorial board of Poetica.

Prof. Tim Barringer

Paul Mellon Professor in the History of Art

Yale University

Tim Barringer is Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art. He specializes in the eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century art of Britain and the British Empire, nineteenth-century American and German art and museum studies. Following positions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Universities of London and Birmingham in Great Britain, he came to Yale in 1998. His books include Reading the Pre-Raphaelites (Yale, 1998), Men at Work: Art and Labour in Victorian Britain (Yale, 2005), Opulence and Anxiety (2007), catalogue for an exhibition at Compton Verney, and Before and After Modernism (Central St Martins, 2010).

Barringer was curator with Andrew Wilton, American Sublime: Landscape Painting in the United States, 1825-1880 (London: Tate, 2002). With Gillian Forrester and Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, he co-curated Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds (Yale, 2007). The accompanying book was awarded the Alfred Barr Prize of the College Art Association. With Alison Smith and Jason Rosenfeld be curated Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde at Tate Britain, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Pushkin Museum, Moscow; Mori Arts Center, Toyko, and Palazzo Chiablese, Turin. He is curator of Pastures Green and Dark, Satanic Mills, an exhibition of landscape painting from the National Museum of Wales, which will tour to four US museums in 2015-16.