Eliza Haywood: 300 Years of Love in Excess

deadline for submissions: 
August 20, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Manushag N. Powell / Purdue University Early Atlantic Reading Group
contact email: 

2019 marks the 300th anniversary of the publication of Love in Excess, the still-popular work of fiction that launched the print career of one of the most important authors of the entire eighteenth century. The Early Atlantic Reading Group at Purdue University therefore calls for papers and non-fatal enquiries in celebration of all aspects of Eliza Haywood’s work, career, and world (such expansive topics might include bibliography, women’s book history, theatricals, the Hillarians, or even Haywood and Crusoe—which also marks its 300th birthday in 2019). Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to Manushag N. Powell (mnpowell@purdue.edu) on or before August 20, 2018. Proposals for formed sessions and roundtables are also welcome.