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May 29, 2012

Vanderbilt University & Queen Mary, University of London Eighteenth-Century Studies Postgraduate Conference

1.30–5pm on June 1, 2012
Venue: ArtsOne Building, Room 3.08
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E14NS
Attendance: Free, followed by drinks
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1.30-3.00. Session 1: Dark Worlds    Chair: Jenn Chenkin

Opening remarks: Markman Ellis

Megan Kitching (QM),   ‘The Many Worlds of John Reynolds’ Death’s Vision (1709), an early Philosophical Poem’

Adam Miller (VU),   ‘The Gothic Things: A Heideggerian Reading of Ann Radcliffe’s The Romance of the Forest’

Miranda Stanyon (QM),   ‘“Descending into a Tartarus”? The Musical Sublime in Herder’s Kalligone (1800)’


3.00-3.20. Tea


3.20-4.50. Session 2: Nasty, Brutish and Short    Chair: Jonathan Lamb


Jill Gage (QM),   ‘Loud Murmurs & Hisses: James Boswell the younger and the 1791 Westminster School rebellion’

Killian Quigley (VU),   ‘Filth and Flora: Cook, Hawkesworth, and the Malarial Map’

Tom Williams (QM),   ‘Crabbe’s and Clare’s attitudes to rural life and culture’


4.50 Closing remarks

5.00 Drinks

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