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.

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