Comparing Eighteenth-Century British and Italian Narratives.

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Prof. Francesca Saggini -- Università della Tuscia (Italy)
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5-7 September 2013

Hosted by the Dipartimento DISTU Istituzioni Linguistico-letterarie, comunicazionali, storico-giuridiche dell'Europa, University of Tuscia (Viterbo)

Dates: 5-7 September 2013
Following the success of the first three Anglo-Italian Conferences, in York in 2006 and 2011 and in Capri, Italy in 2009 the Italian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies and the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies are proud to announce the fourth in this series of Conferences. The focus of the 2013 Conference will be "Comparing Eighteenth-Century British and Italian Narratives." Possible topics may include, but are not strictly limited to:
- origins of the novel
- functions of historiographies
- narrative/s of history and narrative/s of fiction
- ideologies and cultural systems
- poetics and forms
- printers, readers and book dissemination
- translations and cultural transfers

Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers. Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent by email to all the following :
Frank O'Gorman , Rosamaria Loretelli and Francesca Saggini
Papers are acceptable in either Italian or English. Please include your position, name of your home institution and a working email address for contacts.
The costs of the Conference, including lunches, coffee break etc. are expected to be in the region of € 40. A fee waiver may be arranged for early career research scholars (eg. self-financing Ph.D. students).
The deadline for abstracts is 30 December 2012. Acceptance will be communicated by 31 January 2013.
Delegates not offering papers will be warmly welcome to attend the Conference.

Viterbo is an enchanting medieval town about 60 km north of Rome. There is plentiful accommodation in Viterbo and the surrounding areas at all levels and prices, from spa resorts, to 4* hotels to quaint medieval B&Bs. Consequently, delegates will be expected to provide their own accommodation. However, advice and listings may be provided by Francesca Saggini or by the Conference Graduate Staff, Adriana Micheli or and Fabio Ciambella

The nearest airports are "Leonardo da Vinci" Airport in Fiumicino (all flights, including international) and "Giovanni Battista Pastine" Airport in Ciampino (mostly low-cost companies, including Ryanair). Both of these airports are located just outside Rome.
Viterbo is a town North of Rome, easily accessible by train from most train stations in Rome as well as by coach . Alternatively, Viterbo can be reached by trains stopping at Orte station (about 25 km from Viterbo). Thence transfers can be arranged either by local train or even by taxi (this latter solution is very favourable in case of taxi sharing). Delegates can contact Francesca Saggini or the Conference Graduate Staff for further information.
By car: the nearest exit is ORTE, on the A1 Milan-Naples Motorway.

For further information contact:
Frank O'Gorman or Francesca Saggini