Daniel Defoe, Landscape and Environment

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen H. Gregg / Defoe Society / BSECS
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This is the Defoe Society Panel for the 2012 annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-century Studies:

We welcome any paper that addresses the work of Defoe and eighteenth-century uses of, and attitudes to, landscapes and environments of all kinds. 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; colonial and/or imperial landscapes; enclosure; pastoral; the picturesque; sacred landscapes; ruins and archaeology; representations of the landscape; and meanings and significance given to landscapes and environments.

Please send proposals to me by Monday 26th September 2011. Proposals should not be more than 250 words and sent to:

Dr Stephen H. Gregg
Department of English and Cultural Studies
Bath Spa University