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.

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