BSECS 41st Annual Conference (proposals due soon!)

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British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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*online submission and registration is now open*

41st Annual Conference

January 4-6, 2012

St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K

'Landscapes & Environments '

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century.

We invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for fully comprised panels of three or four papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers, and for 'alternative format' sessions of your devising.

While proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are very welcome, this year the conference theme will be Landscapes & Environments. We would thus particularly welcome proposals for panels and papers that address eighteenth-century uses of, and attitudes to, landscapes and environments of all kinds, throughout the long eighteenth century and in any part of the world. These might include, but will not be confined to: changes in the landscape (including urban landscapes) and environment; climate and weather (for example 'the great storm' of 1703); 'greening' the eighteenth century; landscape gardening; enclosure; pastoral; the picturesque; sacred landscapes; ruins and archaeology; representations of the landscape; and meanings and significance given to landscapes and environments, in all fields from history to the arts, literature, and philosophy.

All enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be addressed to the academic programme co-ordinator, Dr Corinna Wagner ( Proposals are due by Friday 30 September. This is a *strict* deadline. You will be notified whether your paper has been accepted or not by Friday 21 October.

Conference registration is also now available.

For more information please see the website:

Daniel Cook, Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison
7127 Helen C. White, 600 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706

Board Member, The Centre for Romantic Studies, University of Bristol
Executive Committee, The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Executive Committee, The British Association for Romantic Studies
Executive Committee, The Thomas Chatterton Society, Bristol!/BSECS