Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities

Forthcoming Conference

St Stephen's Chapel rosemary hill lecture stirlingI will be speaking at the University of Stirling conference, Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities, an AHRC-Funded Interdisciplinary Conference on Saturday 5–Sunday 6 December 2015.

My lecture ‘”This once glorious chapel”: the death resurrection and afterlife of St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster will be the opening plenary at 9.15am on Saturday 5.

This conference is an important facet of the larger AHRC-funded research project, Writing Britain’s Ruins, 1700–1850: The Architectural Imagination (June 2015–December 2016). This project aims to investigate and explore the links between architecture and literature in the long eighteenth century. Planned outputs include the formation of an interdisciplinary network of scholars and the hosting of 2 academic symposia; the production of a MOOC exploring the Gothic Revival in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; a series of six public lectures at Horace Walpole’s Gothic Revival villa, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham (May–June 2016); and the publication of a collaboratively written, co-edited, book, Writing Britain’s Ruins 1700–1850 (2016), contracted with British Library Publishing.

More information at the Reading Architecture website

‘Unicorn: The poetry of Angela Carter’

Published by Profile Books, 5 November 2015

Unicorn coverCarter’s short stories suggest, her imagination was often most acute in condensed settings … Devotees will feel at home with the plethora of dreams, “fabulous beasts”, pantomimes, fireworks and sudden shifts in register … funny and unsettling all at once (James Kidd Independent 2015-11-07)

This beautiful edition of Angela Carter’s previously uncollected poetry, edited by Rosemary Hill, is out now from Profile Books.

About Angela Carter
Angela Carter was one of the foremost writers of the twentieth century. Her novels include Wise Children, The Magic Toyshop and Nights at the Circus, as well as the short-story collection The Bloody Chamber and the essay The Sadean Woman. She won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her novel Nights at the Circus and the Somerset Maugham Award. She died in 1992.

Rosemary Hill is a writer and historian. She has written two prize-winning books, God’s Architect, a life of A.W.N. Pugin and Stonehenge. She is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books, a fellow the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society of Literature and a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She lives in London and is working on a history of antiquarianism in the Romantic period.