The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual postgraduate and early-career scholars’ conference provides a forum for researchers working on all aspects of the history, literature and culture of the long eighteenth century.

Our next postgraduate and early-career scholars’ conference will be taking place at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona on 30th June and 1st July 2016. The Call for Papers closes on 30th April 2016.

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Whilst proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are welcome, we particularly welcome proposals for papers that address any aspect of the theme ‘Lifecycles’ throughout the long eighteenth century and in any part of the world. We invite proposals for individual papers, for full panels of three papers, for roundtable sessions, and we welcome workshops and other innovative formats. Topics of interest may include (but are not limited to):

– Scientific Discovery
– The Passage of Time
– Education and Career
– Birth and Death
– Childhood literature
– Graveyard Poetry
– Religion and the Afterlife

Conference Organisers:
Jessica Clement, University of York
Jack Orchard, Swansea University
Alexandra Prunean, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Conference Languages: English and Spanish
Bursaries available

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