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New Directions in Eighteenth-Century Studies Graduate Conference: 31 May 2013

May 17, 2013

Queen Mary, University of London, Vanderbilt University and University of York Postgraduate Conference

New Directions in Eighteenth-Century Studies

11.00–5.00pm on 31 May, 2013

Lock-keeper’s Cottage Graduate Centre, Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road, London E14NS
Attendance: Free, followed by drinks
For further details, contact megankitching@gmail.com

Programme

11.00–12.30 Session 1: Envisaging Nature Chair: Markman Ellis

Welcome: Markman Ellis

Nydia Pineda, Queen Mary, University of London

Observing, Inventing and Engraving Moonscapes: Hooke’s Lunar Vale in Micrographia

Megan Kitching, Queen Mary, University of London

Nature’s Volume: the Poem as Encyclopaedia

Killian Quigley, Vanderbilt University

Picturesque Scaffolding: Spectacle, Violence, and the Construction of the English Countryside

12.30–1.30 Lunch

1.30–3.00 Session 2 Self, Mind and Community Chair: Tessa Whitehouse

 

Tom Williams, Queen Mary, University of London

Imagining the Nation: John Clare and It-Narratives

Joanna Wharton, University of York

Materialising the Mind: Barbauld’s ‘Inventory of the Furniture in Dr. Priestley’s Study’

Richard Stern, Queen Mary, University of London

Cowper’s Stay at Doctor Cotton’s Collegium Insanorum

3.00–3.30 Afternoon Tea

3.30–5.00 Session 3 Objects and Fictions of the Sea Chair: TBC

Miranda Stanyon, Queen Mary, University of London

Fictions of Transport: Translating the Sublime in Psalm 19

Adam Miller, Vanderbilt University

Pocket-Watches and Chronometers: Rethinking the Utilitarian Motives behind Technological Innovation in Eighteenth-Century England

Ruth Scobie, University of York

‘My latest discoveries’: Eighteenth-century circumnavigation and The Last Man.

5.00 Closing Remarks and Drinks

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