An interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, Malet Street, London, 28-29 July 2006, and run by the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK.
The conference will explore the experiences of and responses to exile and defeat in the years 1640-1685, with reference both to physical displacement and inner withdrawal, retreat and retirement. Papers will examine a wide range of exiles, including Royalists in the Civil Wars and Interregnum, onetime Parliamentarians after 1660, and radical thinkers in the early 1680s.
Speakers include: John Adamson (Cambridge), Martin Dzelzainis (Royal Holloway), Karen Hearn (Tate Britain), Ann Hughes (Keele), James Loxley (Edinburgh), Annabel Patterson (Yale), Jason Peacey (History of Parliament), Joad Raymond (UEA), Julie Sanders (Nottingham), David Scott (History of Parliament), Nigel Smith (Princeton), Robert Wilcher (Birmingham), Steven Zwicker (Washington – St Louis).
Conference organiser: Philip Major, Birkbeck, London, email@example.com
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