Conference: Home and Abroad; Transnational England, 1750-1850

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"Home and Abroad: Transnational England, 1750-1850," A One-Day, Summer Conference at Oxford University, Friday, 28 July 2006

Invited Speakers Include:
Fiona Stafford (Somerville College, Oxford University)
Michael Eberle-Sinatra (Université de Montréal)

This interdisciplinary conference aims to examine discourses between England and other countries from 1750-1850 through the lens of the national and the global. ‘Home and Abroad: Transnational England’ invites discussions concerning the formation of English identity or ‘Englishness’ through its distinction from and dialogue with other nations. In addition, it asks us to consider the role, influence, and representation of foreign cultures in England. Further, it offers the opportunity to understand how distinctions between England and other nations collapsed, as multinational cultural, ideological, political, and commercial trends merged, were filtered, and dispersed.

Papers are not limited to literary investigations, but their relevance for the study of literature between 1750 and 1850 should be addressed.

We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers on any topic pertaining to “Home and Abroad: Transnational England.” Possible topics may include:

Art, Architecture, Landscape
Sculpture, Paintings, Cathedrals, Palaces, Factories, Gardening, Design,

History, Politics and Society
Reform Movements, Revolution, State Constitutions, Trade, Slavery, Colonialism, Gender, Fashion, Conduct, Education, Journalism, Media, Theaters, Museums, Migration, Travel,

Literature and Drama
Sensibility, Sentimentality, Nature, Self, Poetic Genius, Theatre, Performance, Performativity, Novels, Poetry, Literary Criticism,

Empiricism, Idealism, Aesthetics, Common Sense, Rationalism, Skepticism,

Religion & Theology
Religious Dissent, Anglicanism, Methodism, Pietism, Unitarianism, Calvinism, Catholicism …

Please submit proposals via email (no more than 300 words) by Friday, 26th May to both of the conference organizers:

Monika Class (Balliol College, Oxford University)


Terry F. Robinson (University of Colorado at Boulder)

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Sponsored by the Oxford University English Faculty.

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