CFP: [18th] CFP: THE IDEOLOGY OF POETICS AND POETIC FORM AND PRACTICE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (11/01/07)

full name / name of organization: 
ISCPR CONFERENCE
contact email: 
ISCPR-conference@lycos.com

THE IDEOLOGY OF POETICS AND POETIC FORM AND PRACTICE IN THE EIGHTEENTH
CENTURY

8-9 December 2007

Institute for Cultural, Social, and Policy Studies

University of Salford, UK

 

The historicising of eighteenth-century literature in recent years has
culminated in highly contextualised studies of expository prose and
fiction; eighteenth-century poetry has too often been seen as a remote
medium that did not respond to the social, political, and cultural
changes that society underwent. With the (re-)discovery of an alternative
literary canon, more attention is paid to the interaction between form
and ideology.

 

This 2-day conference understands itself as a contribution to this
debate, focusing on genres and modes and the ways they facilitate and
engender ideological messages.

 

Topics of particular interest are:

 

The politics of the Pindaric ode

Labouring-class poetry and the negotiation of class ideology

The hymn and religious ideology

Poetry published in periodicals and miscellanies and their relation to
identity-defining ideologies

Satire and epic as political genres

Songs as forms of patriot ideology

Form and nationhood

 

In addition to these themes, the organisers encourage a wide exploration
of the conference theme and welcome 200-300-word abstracts which should
be emailed to ISCPR-conference_at_lycos.com by 1 November 2007.

 

It is envisaged that a selection will be published in a peer-reviewed
collection of essays rather than a conference volume.

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eighteenth_century