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QMCECS 2011 New Directions in Eighteenth Century Studies – schedule

June 2, 2011

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QMCECS Graduate Conference 2011

New Directions in Eighteenth Century Studies


10.30             Registration 

10.45             Welcome, Prof Markman Ellis and Prof Amanda Vickery

11.00 – 12.30                     Panel One     Chair: Anna Kretschmer

Ammara Ashraf (QMUL) ‘“It is no tale; but should you think, / Perhaps a tale you’ll make it”: Wordsworth as ironist in Lyrical Ballads


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


Susan North (QMUL) ‘Youth’s Behaviour and an Unfortunate Mother’s Advice:  Reassessing Early Modern Conduct Literature’


12.30-13.20                                    Lunch

13.20-14.00                Lawrence Klein: ‘Hierarchy and Techniques of the Mediator in the Eighteenth Century’

14.00 – 15.30                                 Panel Two    Chair: Thomas Williams

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

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

Tul Israngura (QMUL) ‘”To make myself worthy of you”: Masculine self-presentation in courtship letters’


15.30-15.45                                    Coffee


15.45-17.15                                    Panel Three              Chair: Polly Bull

Sally Holloway (RHUL) “Ribbons and Rings will work most strange feats:” EighteenthCentury 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’


17.15                                     Closing Remarks, Prof Colin Jones and Lawrence Klein


Drinks reception





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