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QMCECS Graduate Conference, open for registration

May 19, 2011

Please email mirandastanyon[at] to register your place.

Queen Mary Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies Graduate Conference

New Directions in Eighteenth Century Studies

Friday 10th June 2011



Plenary Speaker: Lawrence Klein, ‘Hierarchy and Techniques of the Mediator in the Eighteenth Century’.

Queen Mary’s Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies cordially invites you to attend its annual postgraduate conference on 10th June 2011. Presentations at the conference will reflect the diversity of the centre’s research, addressing topics from material culture, love and sentiment, and theatrical space; to reading practices, schoolboy authorship and popular culture.

Confirmed speakers include:

  •  Sally Holloway (RHUL)         “Ribbons and Rings will work most strange feats:” Eighteenth-                                Century Love Tokens and the Material Expression of Affection.’
  •  Eleanor Crouch (Anglia Ruskin)         ‘The Pursuit of Love, Life and Liberty in the Tragedies                                            of Frances Burney’

  • Anna Kretschmer (QMUL)    ‘Green Room Gossip – backstage space in the eighteenth-                                                    century theatre’

  • Jill Gage (QMUL)       The Remarkable and Curious Adventures of an Eighteenth-Century                                      Schoolboy Author’

  • Tom Williams (QMUL)          ‘John Clare and the Depiction of Rural Behaviour’

  • Polly Bull (RHUL)     ‘Books and Reading as Mechanisms of Same-Sex Desire: The Case of                                Anne Lister, 1791-1840’

This day conference is free to attend and will include lunch and drinks.

Location: Seminar Room, Lock-Keeper’s Cottage Graduate Centre, Queen Mary Mile End Campus.

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