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Call for Papers

Midlands Romantic Seminar One-Day Conference:

"The Romantic Novel, 1790-1840"

Saturday 25th June 2005
Birmingham and Midland Institute, B3

Keynote speaker: Professor Kathryn Sutherland (St Anne's College, Oxford)

Submissions are invited for papers on any aspect of the late eighteenth or early nineteenth-century novel. Possible topics might include: the novel of sensibility, the Jacobin novel, Godwin, Mary Shelley, children's fiction, counter-revolutionary tracts, the Gothic novel, Scott, Charlotte Smith, Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Ferrier, Burney, Austen, Elizabeth Hamilton, Harriet Martineau, Disraeli, Bulwer-Lytton, William Ainsworth, the Newgate Novel, the Silver-Fork Novel, the historical novel, popular fiction, early Dickens etc.

Submissions from postgraduates welcomed. Please send a 300 word abstract by 15th May 2005, to Dr Gavin Budge: gavin.budge@uce.ac.uk

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