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Cardiff Met Academic Talks Romanticism at  Oxford University



A Cardiff Met academic contributed to last week's prestigious Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Studies Research Network at Oxford University.  

Dr Carmen Casaliggi, a Senior Lecturer in English featured in the Research Network of distinguished speakers with her illustrated talk on her ongoing research into European Romanticism.

Dr Casaliggi focussed in particular on construction of concepts of transnational sociability, nationhood, identity, and politics of migration in the work of French émigré author Germaine de Staël.  

The Romanticism expert, who has been published by international publishing houses including Cambridge University Press, Boston University Press and Routledge and who sits on the Board of Advisors for The University of Chicago Press has agreed to publish her paper in a special edition of 'Eighteenth-Century Cosmopolitan Endeavours' in the international journal Women's Writing for Taylor and Francis later this year.

Dr Casaliggi addressed many Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century scholars who registered for the event, which began with an introductory speech by Professor Ros Ballaster (Oxford) and Professor Nicole Pohl (Oxford Brookes). Other members of the co-ordinating team included Professor Christine Gerrard (Oxford) and Professor Abby Williams (Oxford). Previous invited speakers have included Professor Chloe Wigston Smith (York), Professor Karen O'Brien (Oxford), and Professor Paul Goring (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

Dr Casaliggi said: "I really enjoyed contributing to the Research Network at the University of Oxford and being given the opportunity to publicly disseminate my most recent findings. It was a gathering of international significance and it was an honour to play my part in it." 

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