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16th Annual Day School and Open Lecture 2017 (UCL)

This took place on Saturday 23rd September at UCL. The theme was 'Hazlitt and Life-Writing'. 

Programme

  • Welcome by Gregory Dart & Uttara Natarajan
  • John Whale, 'Answering for Myself: Hazlitt and Identity' 
  • James Whitehead, 'Hazlitt’s Brief Lives' 
  • Cristina Consiglio, 'Hazlitt’s Journey to Italy' 
  • Jon Cook, 'Sitting on Hazlitt’s Knee' 
  • Uttara Natarajan and Gregory Dart, Hazlittean Reading 
  • ANNUAL LECTURE, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL: Sir Jonathan Bate (Oxford), 'Hazlitt and Wordsworth' 

15th Annual Day School and Open Lecture 2016 (UCL)

This took place on Saturday 17th September at UCL. The theme was 'Hazlitt and the Mind'. 

Programme

  • Welcome by Gregory Dart & Uttara Natarajan
  • Gregory Dart, 'Lamb, Hazlitt and Hogarth'
  • Tim Milnes, 'Hazlitt, Empiricism and the Periodical Essay'
  • Philipp Hunnekuhl, 'Thelwall the orator and Hazlitt the thinker'
  • James Whitehead, 'Hazlitt and the mind of the poet'
  • Heather Stone, 'Hazlitt in Conversation'
  • ANNUAL LECTURE, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL: Jon Cook, 'Hazlitt and Resistance' 

14th Annual Day School and Open Lecture 2015 (UCL)

This took place on Saturday 10th October at UCL. The theme was 'Hazlitt and Journalism'. 

Programme

  • Welcome by Gregory Dart & Uttara Natarajan
  • Ian Haywood (Roehampton) 'Hazlitt and Monarchy'
  • David Higgins (Leeds) 'Hazlitt and Englishness'
  • Ruth Livesey (Royal Holloway) 'William Haziltt and the Mail-Coach Nation'
  • Lucasta Miller (writer and journalist) ' Liber Amoris, The Literary Gazette and L.E.L.' 
  • Hazlittean Reading: Gregory Dart and Uttara Natarajan: from 'On the Periodical Press' and 'On the Aristocracy of Letters'. 
  • ANNUAL LECTURE, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL: Kevin Gilmartin (Cal. Tech, USA), 'Hazlitt's Political Hatred'. 

13th Annual Day School and Open Lecture 2014 (UCL)

This took place on Saturday 20th September at UCL. The theme was 'Hazlitt and Art'.

Programme

  • Welcome by Gregory Dart & Uttara Natarajan
  • Eleanor Relle (Maidstone Art Gallery) 'Was Peggy Hazlitt Right?: The Hazlitt Collection at the Maidstone Art Gallery'
  • Luisa Cale (Birkbeck College) 'Hazlitt and the Aesthetics of the London Magazine'
  • Daniel Lago Monteiro (University of Sao Paolo), 'The Puddles of the Road: Pilgrimages of the Artist as a Young Man'
  • Lisa Milroy (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL) 'On the Pleasure of Painting'
  • Hazlittean Reading: Gregory Dart and Uttara Natarajan: Conversation Eighteen from the Conversations of Northcote (1830)
  • ANNUAL LECTURE, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL: Martin Postle (Yale Centre for British Art in London), 'Boswell Redivivus: Northcote, Hazlitt and the British School'

12th Annual Day School and Open Lecture 2013 (UCL)

This event took place on Saturday 14th of September 2013 at University College London. The theme of the Day School was 'Hazlitt and Theatre'. 

Programme

  • Welcome by Gregory Dart & Uttara Natarajan
  • Tom Lockwood 'Reading and Performance in Hazlitt's Lectures on the Age of Elizabeth'
  • Claire Sheridan, 'Hazlitt, Francis Place and the Last Man'
  • Plenary: John Stokes, 'Embodying Shadows: Wilde and Hazlitt as theatrical critics', introduced by James Whitehead. 
  • Marcus Risdell, 'Charles Mathews's Gallery of Theatrical Portraits'
  • ANNUAL LECTURE, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL: Peter Thomson, 'Hazlitt and Edmund Kean', introduced by Philipp Hunnekuhl.  

11th Hazlitt Day School 2012 (UCL)

‘I like the country very well if I want to enjoy my own company; but London is the only place for equal society, or where a man can say a good thing or express an honest opinion without subjecting himself to being insulted.


After a year’s hiatus, the eleventh Hazlitt Day School, organized by Gregory Dart and Uttara Natarajan, returned at a new and very much more Hazlittean venue, University College, London, on the 9th June 2012. The plenary lecturers at the eleventh Hazlitt Day School were John Strachan and Marcus Tomalin.

  • Welcome by Gregory Dart & Uttara Natarajan
  • Fiona Robertson (Birmingham City University), ‘On Depth and Superficiality’
  • David Stewart  (Northumbria University), ‘Hazlitt, Print and Ephemerality’
  • John Strachan (Northumbria University), ‘Hazlitt, Reynolds and the Rhetoric of Violence’
  • James Grande (King’s College London) ‘Dissenting Legacies: Hazlitt and Godwin after 1828’
  • Philipp Hunnekuhl (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘The “good hater” and a “Hazlitt-Hater”?; Hazlitt, Crabb Robinson, and the Truth of Sentiment’
  • Marcus Tomalin (Downing College, Cambridge), ‘Hazlittean Horology’