The North in the Long-Eighteenth Century
19 September 2014
The Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Keynote speakers: Professor John Mee (York), Dr Richard Pears (Durham)
Studies of the long-eighteenth century have tended to be London-centric, figuring the metropolis as the key site of cultural exchange in the nation. Whilst useful, this approach has perhaps obscured the importance of the role of provincial and other urban spaces in relation to wider cultural and social developments of the period.
This interdisciplinary conference, to mark the 10-year anniversary of the North East Forum for Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies, will bring together a range of scholars to consider how ‘the North’ functions as both a cultural idea and a geographical space.
The organisers invite proposals for 20-minute papers. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 29th May 2014.
Further details of the conference and further information on the activities of the NE Forum are available here.
Creativity and Commerce in the Age of Print
A one-day conference for postgraduates and early-career researchers
The Centre for the History of the Book, University of Edinburgh, 26 July 2014
This interdisciplinary conference will explore the sometimes-fraught connections between the ‘art’ and ‘trade’ of books from the Western invention of printing to today. Are the interests of authors and publishers always opposed, or can they lead to productive forms of collaboration? Does work undertaken for the marketplace necessarily compromise its moral and cultural standing? How does literature become property, and how has authorship evolved between the starving writer of ‘Grub Street’ and the modern book festival circuit? Can the requirements of the printing and bookselling industries constitute a form of de-facto censorship, determining the types of work that are published and circulated?
Proposals in all relevant subject areas and historical periods post-1450 are welcome. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 5th May 2014.
More details are available on the conference web site.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to submit abstracts, register attendance, or if you have any further questions.
Making, Breaking and Transgressing Boundaries: Europe in Romantic Writing, 1775-1830
Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers Interdisciplinary Conference
Newcastle University, 15 July 2014
This one-day conference invites papers which consider the making, breaking and transgression of boundaries in response to revolution and national struggle across Europe between 1775 and 1830.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 25 April 2014.
More information is available on the conference web site.