WSC 2022 – Call for Papers & Bursary Applications

 Key Features The conference is in two parts, of five nights each, with a changeover day Fell-walks,  Excursions, Local Walks Keynote lectures and conference papers Either 4 or 9 full days in Rydal  The 2022 Wordsworth Summer Conference at elegant Rydal Hall will be the 50th anniversary conference since Richard Wordsworth’s inaugural conference gathering in…

New! 2021 Late Summer Seminar, September 3-4

Following the interruption to the annual Wordsworth Winter School and Wordsworth Summer Conference caused by the Covid-19  pandemic, the Wordsworth Conference Foundation is delighted  to present a short programme of lectures and talks on Zoom, as a trailer for the resumption of the programme of events in 2022. The Wordsworth Winter School, hosted and directed by Peter Dale…

WWS 2022 – Cancelled

— 2022 Winter School cancelled due to the Omicron Pandemic — [UPDATE DECEMBER 2021] Thanks to everyone who supported our planning for the 2022 Winter School. Wordsworth Conference Foundation aims to refresh the idea and delivery of the Winter School over the coming year, for launch in Spring 2023. For the 2022 Wordsworth Summer Conference,…

WSC 2020 – Keynote Lecturers

We’re delighted to offer a preview of the distinguished lecturers who will be presenting at the 50th anniversary Wordsworth Summer Conference, 10-20 August 2020

WSC 2019 – Photo Recap

Here are some of the photographic highlights of this year’s conference, as well as the dates for the WSC 2020

WSC 2019 – Conference Lecturers

We’re delighted to offer a preview of our distinguished Conference Lecturers who will be presenting at the Wordsworth Summer Conference, 5-15 August 2019

WSC Bicentenary Review: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on Stage

Peggy Webling’s Frankenstein Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum This year at the Wordsworth Summer Conference, Bruce Graver and I offered a topic somewhat different from the usual fare. In this year of the 200th anniversary of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley’s publication of Frankenstein, we presented a slice of its aftermath in literature and modern culture: the woman…