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Call for Papers: Graduate Conference 2015

The call for papers for Cambridge’s annual Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference is now available. Please visit the Graduate Conference page for all the details, as well as the conference website.

Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference 2014
‘Jargon of Men and Things’: Production and Consumption in the Long Eighteenth Century
Saturday, 18th April, 2015
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

External Respondent: Dr Corinna Wagner (University of Exeter)

Papers from any disciplinary perspective would be welcome on any aspect of the conference theme.
Topics might include (but are not limited to):

– Concepts of appetite and taste
– Literary and artistic creation/reception
– Celebrity and canonicity
– Print culture and the material book
– Objects, hybrids and the non-human
– Luxury, excess, waste
– Trade, colonialism, the exotic
– Categories of identity such as gender, race, class, sexuality, disability

Please email proposals of no more than 400 words to english18.graduateconference@gmail.com. The deadline for the submission of proposals is March 15, 2015. Registration for attendance will close on the morning of Saturday, 11th April.

Call for Papers: Graduate Conference 2014

The call for papers for Cambridge’s annual Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference is now available. Further details can be found on our Graduate Conference page.

Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference 2014
“Bending the mind”: Attention and Instruction in the Long Eighteenth Century
26th-27th April, 2014
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

External Respondent: Professor Anne Janowitz (Queen Mary College, University of London)

The conference committee welcomes proposals of c. 500 words for papers on ‘attention and instruction’ in the long eighteenth century. Themes may include, but are by no means limited to:

– Didactic literature
– Pedagogic practice and conceptions of childhood
– The relationship between image and text
– The relationship between verse, and theories of verse, and erudition
– Political rhetorics
– Scientific perspectives: cognition, biology, instruments
– Forms of literary curatorship
– Long poems

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st April. Please email bendingthemind@gmail.com to submit abstracts, register attendance, or if you have any further questions.