International Summer School “Romanticism on the Coast”

The Summer School offers masterclasses and workshops that deal with issues related to British and European Romanticism, focusing in particular on the personal and cultural connection between some of the most famous Romantic poets, writers and critics (including PB Shelley, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Women Romantic Poets), the city of Lerici and the famous Gulf of the Poets. The lectures also address topics related to “ocean studies” and “eco-criticism”, involving themes concerning the sea, marine life, Mediterranean landscapes and “the coast.” The literary and cultural heritage of the city of Lerici area and its surroundings will also offer the occasion to investigate the work of travelers and writers of more recent periods, including Henry James, D.H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf and Charles Tomlinson.