A horrible fate has befallen me! My abstract has been accepted by the Grasmere conference! Now I’m going to have to write a paper. And go to England, and present the paper … in front of a bunch of people who actually know what I’m talking about. Casting my eye over the list of keynote speakers, I’m dismayed to find names that tend to appear in my bibliographies when I write research papers. These people literally wrote the book(s) on Romanticism. Or, in the case of Nicholas Roe, edited the books. This is not good.