Graduate Conference

DISCIPLINE AND EXCESS
A Graduate and Early Career Conference
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Friday, April 15, 2016

We invite paper proposals for Discipline and Excess, a conference which seeks to consider questions relating to boundaries and their transgression until 1750. The theme invites diverse interpretations of “discipline”—moral, religious, cultural, aesthetic, generic, geographic—in papers which explore the realms of penance and perfection, challenge the orderliness implicit in systems of knowledge, or examine the nature of punishment and retribution.

The conference is aimed at early career scholars and graduate students from a range of academic fields. Discipline and Excess is organized by the M.Phil programs in Medieval, Renaissance, and 18th-Century Literature at the Faculty of English. Our external respondent will be Dr. Helen Barr, Associate Professor at the University of Oxford. Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes. Please email 250-word abstracts (text only, no attachments) by 1st February 2016 to disciplineandexcess2016@gmail.com.

Please see the conference website further details.

Conference Archive:

2015: ‘Jargon of Men and Things’: Production and Consumption in the Long Eighteenth Century’
External Respondent: Dr Corinna Wagner, University of Exeter

2014: ‘Bending the Mind: Attention and Instruction in the Long Eighteenth Century’
External Respondent: Professor Anne Janowitz

2013: ‘Adam’s Dream: Imaginative Incarnations in the Long Eighteenth Century’
External Respondent: Professor Michael O’Neill, University of Durham

2012: ‘Conflict and Catastrophe in the Long Eighteenth Century’
External Respondent: Dr Nicholas Halmi, University of Oxford

2011: ‘A Most Immense Inheritance: Inheritance in the Eighteenth Century and Romantic Period’
External Respondent: Dr Nicholas Halmi, University of Oxford

2010: ‘Half Dust Half Deity: Science, Nature and the Supernatural in the Long Eighteenth Century’
External Respondent: Professor David Fairer, University of Leeds

2009: ‘Satire’s Glass: Satire and the Visual Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century’
External Respondent: Professor Vic Gatrell, University of Cambridge

2008: ‘Travel and Travail’
External Respondent: Dr Sally Bushell, Lancaster University

2007: ‘The Wandering Eye/I: Issues of Identity and Representation in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies’
External Respondent: Professor Nigel Leask, University of Glasgow