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Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Michael Bradshaw

Titanic Feet: Disability and the Literary Imagination

The Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Michael Bradshaw

Wednesday 5th February, 5:15pm arrival for 5:30pm start, University of Worcester

Conference Centre, Henwick Grove, St Johns, Worcester, WR2 6AJ

You are warmly invited to the Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Michael Bradshaw on Wednesday 5th February, 5:30pm at the University of Worcester.

The lecture is entitled ‘Titanic Feet: Disability and the Literary Imagination’.It will be followed by a drinks and canapés reception, to which you are also invited.

In his lecture, Professor Bradshaw will consider the ongoing impact of Critical Disability Studies on Romantic literature, showing that traditional Romantic concepts such as revolution and the creative imagination have been developed and enabled through disability themes.  His lecture will also draw on aspects of author biography and family memory, to deepen the discussion.

Professor Bradshaw joined the University of Worcester in 2017 as the first Head of the School of Humanities, having previously worked at the University of Bristol, the University of the West of England, Japan Women’s University, the University of Tokyo, Manchester Metropolitan University, and  most recently Edge Hill University. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and in addition to his leadership role, devotes as much time as possible to teaching on Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.

Professor Bradshaw’s main research interest has been British Romantic literature, especially late Romantic poetry and drama. He often specialises in neglected or marginal authors, and his work has helped to establish the category of ‘third-generation’ Romantic writing. He has authored or edited a number of books, including most recently his edited collection Disabling Romanticism; Body, Mind and Text, which has helped to bring together an international community of scholars who are engaged in the re-evaluation of Romantic literature in relation to theories of disability.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Chloe Macpherson at, or by calling 01905 542851.

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