Monthly Archives: February 2015

Call for Papers: 5th Ango-Italian 18th Century Conference

Fifth Anglo-Italian Eighteenth Century Conference
University of York, 2-3 September, 2015

The Italian and British Societies for Eighteenth Century Studies are proud to announce the Fifth in their series of International Conferences. The Conference will be held under the auspices of the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the King’s Manor in the University of York. The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies in the University of York is widely regarded as one of the most distinguished Centres for eighteenth century studies in Europe.

The main theme of the 2015 Conference will be ‘Politics’ in the extended sense and the organisers invite papers on all aspects of Politics. Politics may be construed in the more traditional sense: institutional, personal, national, local, structural. In recent decades Politics has been seen in the context of commerce, consumption, travel, fashion and reading. Furthermore, the presentation of Politics has aroused much interest: in novels, poetry, art, theatre, aesthetics, and, not least, ritual. Politics is inevitably linked to journalism, periodical and essay writing, the development of new genres and the place of the literary market more generally. And there remains, as ever, the issue of the reception to politics, political writing and political philosophy. The possibilities are almost endless. Although by no means requisite, comparative and reception approaches are highly desirable.

Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers. The deadline for abstracts is 31 March 2015.

See the official call for papers for more details, including how to submit.

Graduate Seminar

Changes to the Graduate Seminar timetable for Lent 2015:

Shahidha Bari’s paper, ‘Listening for Leila: The Re-direction of Desire in Byron’s The Giaour‘, which was originally scheduled for the 26th February, has had to be postponed until the next academic year.

The last Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Research Seminar of this term will therefore be this Thursday, the 12th February. Tess Somervell will be speaking on ‘The Temporal Structure of Wordsworth’s Spots of Time’. All are welcome.

See the Graduate Seminar page for more details.

Call for Papers: “Connections” (BSECS Postgraduate & Early Career Scholars’ Conference)

The 2016 Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar’s Conference for the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Queen’s University Belfast, 15-16 July, 2015

The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual postgraduate and early-career scholars’ conference provides a forum for researchers working on all aspects of the history, literature and culture of the long eighteenth century.

Whilst proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are welcome, the conference theme this year is ‘Connections’. The organisers therefore particularly welcome proposals for papers that address any aspect of this theme throughout the long eighteenth century and in any part of the world.

The organisers invite proposals for individual papers, for full panels of three papers, and for roundtable sessions. They would also encourage proposals for workshops and presentations in other innovative formats.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th April 2015.

More information, including on how to submit a proposal, is available here, and on the BSECS website.

Call for Papers: BSECS 2016

BSECS 45th Annual Conference
St Hugh’s College, Oxford, 6-8 January 2016

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe’s largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, culture and literature of the long eighteenth century.

The organisers invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for fully comprised panels of three papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers of twenty minutes duration, and for ‘alternative format’ sessions of your devising.

Proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are very welcome. The plenary speakers at the conference will be addressing the topic of ‘Growth, Expansion and Contraction’ and proposals are also invited which address any aspect of this theme.

The deadline for proposals is 16 October 2015.
The deadline for registration is 29 November 2015.

For more information, and to submit a proposal, visit the BSECS website.