"Love, Money, and the Marketplace in Burney", deadline 5/30/12

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Burney Society

The Burney Society of North America will hold its 19th annual general meeting and conference in New York City on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at the Evarts Room of the historic Association of the Bar of the City of New York, located at 42 West 44th Street. The Burney Society is a group of scholars and serious lay readers interested in Burney's works and dedicated to furthering knowledge about Frances Burney and her family.

Well known for their attention to financial details, for the way economic issues impinge upon many aspects of characters' lives, including their relationships, the works of Frances Burney provoke exploration of the topic "Love, Money, and the Marketplace in Burney." With a nod to our host city and its famous financial and shopping districts, the conference organizers invite proposals for papers, panels, or roundtables that discuss any topic related to representations of love, economics, and/or the marketplace in Burney's novels, plays, letters, and journals. We welcome papers that investigate Burney's depictions of love and financial issues in light of the economic realities of her time, emerging class distinctions, and contemporary conceptions of gender, class, or race.

Please send one-page proposals for papers and panels to Catherine Keohane at keohanec@mail.montclair.edu by May 30, 2012. Please mention any audio/visual requirements in the proposal, explaining why they are necessary. (Note that it may not be possible to provide such services.) Submissions from graduate students are especially welcome. Participants will be notified by August 1, 2012.

It is not necessary to be a member of the Burney Society to submit a proposal, but presenters at the Conference must be members. For more information about the Burney Society and membership, please visit the Burney Centre website at http://burneycentre.mcgill.ca