From a manuscript of "Delay has Danger", published in Tales of the Hall (1819), ll. 1-18.

CT notebook

This image of a leaf from Pforz MS MISC 0724 is reproduced with kind permission of the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, New York Public Library

'Crabbe's Tales'
Bedson Teaching Centre, Room B29, Newcastle University
Friday 13th July, 2012

Confirmed keynote speakers: Prof. John Goodridge (Nottingham Trent University),
Prof. Claire Lamont (Newcastle University),
Prof. Fiona Stafford (University of Oxford)

Closing date for call for papers: 13 January 2012

Reviewing Tales (1812) Francis Jeffrey claimed that George Crabbe was 'upon the whole, the most original writer who has ever come before us'. In marking the bicentenary of its publication, this conference will focus on the telling of stories and the imagining of communities in Crabbe's nineteenth-century oeuvre including Poems (1807), The Borough (1810), Tales and Tales of the Hall (1819). Its aim is to test Jerome McGann's claim (in an essay published in 1981) that Crabbe is 'a writer whose true historical period has yet to arrive.'