Outings in Oxford: BSECS Annual Conference

Taking place the week before term gets underway, the first event on the calendar for the New Year is the BSECS Annual Conference, held at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, on 3rd-5th January. Several of our postgraduate students travelled up to Oxford to attend the society’s 47th annual meeting, which this year had the very timely… Continue reading Outings in Oxford: BSECS Annual Conference


Global CECS

In December 2017, CECS staff members Jim Watt and Alison O’Byrne attended the David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies in Brisbane, Australia on the theme Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment.  The event is organized every three years by the Australia and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and offered a wonderful opportunity to reconnect… Continue reading Global CECS

Conference Report: ‘Contested Inheritances 1750-1830’

By Elizabeth Bobbitt With the autumn term at an end (Happy Holidays, everyone!), we thought it would be a good opportunity to look back at some of the exciting events which CECS has hosted this term. Here is a review of the first conference which kicked off the academic year back in October. ‘Contested Inheritances… Continue reading Conference Report: ‘Contested Inheritances 1750-1830’

Workshop: “So You Want to Submit a Journal Article!”

We were delighted to have the privilege of hosting Dr. Eugenia Zuroski, editor-in-chief of Eighteenth-Century Fiction and Associate Professor of English at McMaster University,  earlier this term. Following a fascinating and vibrant paper on 'The Cat-Arion of Strawberry Hill: Bentley’s Illustrations for Gray’s Poem about the Death of Walpole's Cat', Eugenia ran a workshop on journal publication… Continue reading Workshop: “So You Want to Submit a Journal Article!”

Maria Edgeworth and the ‘Irish Education Bill’ (1799) Pt.2

By Susan Manly (The first part of this post can be found here.) Having spent several years now reading through the manuscript notes and letters in the Edgeworth family papers held in the Bodleian and the National Library of Ireland, I’ve become ever more convinced that Marilyn Butler was quite right: collaborative exchange underpins Richard… Continue reading Maria Edgeworth and the ‘Irish Education Bill’ (1799) Pt.2