Monthly Archives: December 2014

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 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: Community and its Limits, 1745-1832

Community and its Limits, 1745-1832
University of Leeds, 4-6 September 2015

A community needs limits: someone has to be in, and someone has to be out. What defined the limits of cultural communities-communities of writers and radicals, of artists and improvers, of faith and taste-in the long Romantic period? The theme of community has recently been powerfully invigorating for studies of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century literature and culture. What limits are there to that approach?

The School of English at the University of Leeds hosts this three-day conference on the discursive, affective, and conceptual limits of community. The organisers welcome papers that reconstruct the making, preservation, and breaking of group identities in Enlightenment and Romantic Britain, and papers investigating communities’ temporal and spatial boundaries. Equally, delegates might reflect on critical methods for the study of community. Are ‘communities’ different from coteries, factions, or circles, for instance? The organisers are especially interested in the prickly side of community: in papers that examine how creative and political communities could succeed or fail in negotiating discord.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 31 March 2015.

For more information, including how to submit a proposal, see the conference poster.