'Play', BSECS Conference for Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers, 1-2 July 2013

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British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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1-2 July 2013, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual postgraduate and early-career scholars conference provides a forum for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers working on all aspects of the history, literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. In 2013 our conference will be held at Northumbria University.

We invite proposals for individual papers, for full panels of three papers, and for roundtable sessions addressing any aspect of the long eighteenth century. We would also encourage proposals for workshops and presentations in other innovative formats.

Whilst proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are welcome, the conference theme this year is 'play'. We therefore particularly welcome proposals for papers that address any aspect of this theme throughout the long eighteenth century and in any part of the world.

Topics of interest may include (but are not limited to):
• entertainment, sport, game, dance, spectacle, pageant
• musical and theatrical performance
• experiment and innovation
• child's play and pedagogy
• pastimes, leisure pursuits, holidays and tourism
• role play and masquerade
• witticism, joke and wordplay
• chance, risk, tactics
• social scenes and social circles

Visit the BSECS website to submit a proposal: http://www.bsecs.org.uk/PostGraduateConference/Default.aspx.

The deadline for proposals is Friday 26th April 2013.

Enquiries: For more information please contact Helen and Emma at postgrad@bsecs.org.uk.