Edited Collection: After Marriage in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Prof Karl Leydecker and Dr Jenny DiPlacidi/ University of Kent

We invite contributions for an edited collection that examines the period of 'after marriage' in the long eighteenth century. It is the aim of this book to bring together a series of interdisciplinary essays from scholars in North America and the UK that explores representations of 'after marriage' (broadly conceived of to include after the marriage ceremony or after the end of the union) in the variety of cultural forms during this period. We welcome work that questions accepted definitions of marriage and married life to explore narratives of alternative experiences during or post matrimony. Focus areas of the chapter might include but are not limited to eighteenth-century theatre, art, literature, material or print culture in North America or Europe and might pay attention to questions of gender, sexuality, religion and the law. Anyone interested in joining this project is invited to submit a 250-300 word proposal by 1 April 2013 to the editors Prof Karl Leydecker at k.leydecker@kent.ac.uk and Dr Jenny DiPlacidi at j.diplacidi@kent.ac.uk or contact them for further information.