CFP BSECS 43rd Annual Conference

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British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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***registration is now open***
***abstracts due by 20 October***

Call for Papers
BSECS 43rd Annual Conference

8th – 10th January 2014
St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K.

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, culture and literature of the long eighteenth century.

We invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for fully comprised panels of three papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers of twenty minutes duration, and for 'alternative format' sessions of your devising.

Proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are very welcome.

Our plenary speakers at the conference will be addressing the topic of 'Pleasures and Entertainments' and proposals are also invited which address any aspect of this theme.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Helen Berry (Newcastle University)
Haydn Mason Lecture: Dr Jerome Brillaud (University of Manchester)

All enquiries regarding the academic programme of the conference should be addressed to the academic programme co-ordinator, Dr Corinna Wagner ( To submit a proposal, please visit our website at

Abstracts: 20 October 2013
Registration: 30 November 2013

Please note these are fixed deadlines due to college restrictions. We cannot accept abstracts/forms after the respective deadlines.

Daniel Cook / @drdanielcook
Lecturer in English, School of Humanities
University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN, UK

BARS: / @BARS_official