The Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies at Queen’s University Belfast is inviting proposals for papers or panels on any or all aspects of the book trade in the long eighteenth century (1680-1830). Papers are particularly encouraged on the themes of material culture; the concepts and constructions of readership and audience; issues such as advertising, copyright, piracy, printing history, marketing, and the international circulation of literature and music.
Keynote address: Professor James Raven (University of Essex), “Classical transports and foreign bodies: the importation of non-English texts into North America before 1820.” Panels to include: Thomas Moore’s Irish Melodies; Archival Resources and Collections. Roundtable: “Directions for Research,” participants to include Dr John Hinks (University of Leicester) and Professor Raven (Chair). Notes and Queries and Short Reports Sessions (for ongoing projects or new research).
Deadline for proposals (250 words for papers, subject titles for “Notes and Queries” and “Short Reports”) by 24 October 2008, to:
Dr Sarah McCleave
Lecturer, School of Music and Sonic Arts
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast BT7 1NN
Participation by postgraduate students (both MA and PhD) is particularly encouraged. The School of Music and Sonic Arts is offering three bursaries (valued up to £150 each) to postgraduates from outside Northern Ireland offering papers on a music-related topic. Contact Dr Sarah McCleave, above for details.
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