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Conference Report: ‘Crusoe at 300: Adaptations, Afterlives & Futures’

With the words “I was Born in the Year 1632, in the City of York” opening Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, it was only fitting that as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of this work Crusoe should come home to York. Organised by Dr Chloe Wigston Smith and Dr Gabriel Cervantes (University of Glasgow), the Centre for… Continue reading Conference Report: ‘Crusoe at 300: Adaptations, Afterlives & Futures’

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Conference Report: Small Things in the Eighteenth Century

By Holly Day On the 6th-7th June, CECS hosted the conference ‘Small Things in the Eighteenth Century,’ organised by Professor Beth Fowkes Tobin (University of Georgia), and our own Dr Chloe Wigston Smith, and funded by CECS and the British Academy. Brittany Scowcroft of CECS provided essential support. Speakers from several disciplines, including literary studies,… Continue reading Conference Report: Small Things in the Eighteenth Century

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Difficult Women in the Long Eighteenth Century

By Anna Mercer The 2015 CECS conference ‘Difficult Women 1680-1830’ in 2015 invited researchers to reflect on their own interpretation of the many ‘Difficult Women’ who lived in the long eighteenth century. Papers addressed many different female experiences and lifestyles, from religiously non-conformist women to women bearing arms The Difficult Women team consisted of four… Continue reading Difficult Women in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Conference Report: BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference

By Lilian Tabois PhD students Alice Rhodes and Lilian Tabois attended the biennial Early Career and Postgraduate Conference for the British Association of Romantic Studies (BARS). This year the conference was held at the University of Glasgow on 15-16 June, 2018. In addition to speakers from the UK, there were colleagues from Canada, France, Ireland, Japan,… Continue reading Conference Report: BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference

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ASECS Conference Report: Orlando, 2018

Several CECS members attended the 49th annual conference for the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS). Held in Orlando, Florida, in March 2018, this year’s event was organized in conjunction with the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS). Staff members Alison O’Byrne, Jim Watt, and Chloe Wigston Smith, and PhD students Gabriella Barnard-Edmunds,… Continue reading ASECS Conference Report: Orlando, 2018

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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