Monthly Archives: January 2014

Call for Papers: Enlightenment Senses

“Enlightenment Senses? Eighteenth-Century Sensorium(s), Theory and Experience”
King’s College London, 13-14 June, 2014

This two-day conference aims to bring together those concerned with the social and cultural history of the senses in the period from 1650-1790 as well as those working on literary or intellectual histories of the senses in an attempt to encourage a more active dialogue between these areas.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 8th March 2014.

More information is available here and also on the conference blog.


Call for Papers: John Clare in Space

“John Clare in Space: Poetry, Nature and Contemporary Culture”
150th Anniversary Conference
Oxford Brookes University, 30-31 May, 2014

This two-day conference at Oxford Brookes University seeks to explore the work, life, contexts and culture of the English poet, John Clare (1793–1864). Clare died in Northampton on 20 May 1864. 150 years after his death, delegates are asked to explore the places and spaces of Clare’s life and work, and the broad dimensions of his engagement with traditions across literary, rural and folk cultures, and to investigate the reasons Clare might be increasingly relevant to contemporary culture.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 1st March 2014.

More information is available on the conference web site.


Call for Papers: Romance and its Transformations, 1550-1750

“Romance and its Transformations, 1550-1750”
Chawton House Library, 30 June-1 July, 2014

The organisers invite proposals for papers on any aspect of the way romance has been adopted and transformed between 1550 and 1750. Potential areas of investigation include but are not limited to:

Romance and…
commonplace books, conduct books, drama, poetry (including epic), letters, life writing, novels and other forms of prose fiction, political activism, political writing, print and, manuscript culture, scientific writing, social interactions, translation.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15th February 2014.

More information is available on the conference web site.

The Eighteenth-Century Seminar: Lent Programme

The Eighteenth-Century Seminar is a post-graduate seminar, sponsored by the Faculty of History, aiming to explore topics of shared interest to historians (and the historically-minded) with diverse specializations and sensibilities who work on the eighteenth century.

Lent Term 2014

4th February: ‘Sciences of the city in the eighteenth century’
Stéphane Van Damme, European University Institute
William Cavert, University of Cambridge

4th March: ‘Revolution and counter-revolution in the Indian and Pacific Oceans’
Sujit Sivasundaram, University of Cambridge
Discussant: Renaud Morieux, University of Cambridge

The seminar meets on Tuesdays at 5pm, in the Harrods Room on the second floor of the Queen’s Building at Emmanuel College.


Call for Papers: “Romantic Organizations” (NASSR 2014)

“Romantic Organizations”
The 2014 Conference for the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism
Washington DC, 10-13 July, 2014

NASSR invite paper proposals that represent the best current work on any aspect of Romantic-era literature and culture. Papers are particularly welcome that relate to the conference theme of “Romantic Organizations”, broadly construed to include:

1. Societies (erotic, political, scientific, artistic, radical)
2. Bodily (organs, anatomy, physiology, affect, emotion, gender)
3. Mental (phrenology, psychology, imagination, brain)
4. Knowledge (taxonomy, discourse, categories, philosophical, historical, literary, sexual)
5. Encyclopedia (forms of knowledge)

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 17th January 2014.

More information is available on the conference web site.