The purpose of the conference is to examine trends and developments as well as production and dissemination of British and American literature within a framework which tests the possibilities and problems of nation-centred and transnational approaches to literary studies. This conference should appeal to scholars and postgraduate students whose work focuses on transatlantic literary exchange in the long eighteenth century, as well as scholars and postgraduates who have an interest in establishing dialogue with specialists working in similar fields on the opposite side of the Atlantic.
Keynote Speakers include: Professor Elizabeth Fay, Director of the Research Center for Urban Cultural History, UMass Boston and Dr Leonard von Morzι, Associate Professor of English, UMass Boston.
Possible topics of interest could include but are not limited to:
Theatre and adaptation
Travel writing and the natural world
Medicine and Science
Production of texts, editions and censorship
New markets: physical export and dissemination
Copyright and Pirating
Slave & Captivity Narratives
Please send a 300-word proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st.
If you have any queries, please contact Dr Kathryn Gray or Dr Annika Bautz, email@example.com.
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