CfP – DEADLINE EXTENDED: Recoveries 2014: Reconnections – 1714-1914. Reconnecting with three centuries of literature and history

Recoveries 2014: Reconnections – 1714-1914.

Reconnecting with three centuries of literature and history.
A one day conference at the School of English, University of Nottingham.
23 June 2014

Keynote speakers:

  •          Dr. Matthew Green, University of Nottingham: ‘William Blake and Comics: Verbal and Visual Resonances in the works of Alan Moore, Bryan Talbot, and Grant Morrison.’


  •          Dr. Nick Seager, Keele University: ‘Recovering Richard Savage: The Afterlife of Johnson’s Biography.’

2014 marks the centenary of the Great War, the bicentenary of Napoleon’s exile to Elba, and the tricentenary of George I’s accession to the throne.

Building on the success of the 2011 conference, Recoveries – Revisiting the Long Nineteenth Century, the University of Nottingham is pleased to announce a second conference in association with Centre for Regional Literature and Culture: Reconnections. This one-day interdisciplinary conference seeks to re-evaluate the scholarly practice/s of recovery projects and to consider how they impact on our understanding of literary, political and cultural developments, changes, fads and fashions over the last three centuries.

We invite proposals from postgraduates and early career researchers in literature, history, politics and any other branch of the humanities. Papers can deal with any period/s, author/s or text/s produced between 1714 and 1914. They could focus on, but are not limited to, the following:

•             The recovery of non-canonical or marginalised authors.

•             The recuperation of marginalised authors in connection with canonical counterparts.

•             Reconnecting with the canon.

•             Redefining authorship – the critical reception of authors.

•             Forgotten networks (social, political, literary and/or historical).

•             Recovery of genre(s).

•             Book history and the recovery of lost works, letter and/or manuscripts.

Abstracts (c. 250 words) should be sent to Laura Nixon, Charlotte May and Ed Downey at by 31st March 2014.


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