The Oxford MSt 1700-1830 Day Conference 2015

‘The Age of Oddities Let Loose’: Eighteen Short Talks on the Long Eighteenth Century

Monday, May 25 at 9:30am – 5:30pm
English Faculty, University of Oxford, Senior Common Room

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Please join us for a day full of wisdom and weirdness, as only the long eighteenth century can provide.

The schedule is as follows:

9:30 Welcome

FROM THE MARGINS
9:45 Sam Burton, Dryden’s Persius: Stoicism and Scepticism
10:00 Rita Mansuryan, ‘The Spectator’: Feminizing Credit, Commerce, and Commercialisation
10:15 Millie Schurch, Elizabeth Carter and Popular Newtonianism
10:30 Jessi Parrott, Dunces, ‘Dulness’, and Disability–A Different Perspective of Pope’s Canonicity
10:45 Q + A

11:00 Tea and Coffee Break

WOMEN AND CULTURE
11:15 Joan Passey, Sound and Silence: The Aesthetics of the Auditory in the Novels of Ann Radcliffe
11:30 Emma Walshe, Transcribing Materiality: Editing the Epistolary in Frances Burney’s Correspondence
11:45 Corrina Readioff, The Function of Domestic Libraries in the Writings of Jane Austen
12:00 Michel Chu, Tragedy in Samuel Richardson’s ‘Clarissa’
12:15 Q + A

12:30 Lunch Break

EARLY ROMANTICISM
13:30 Matthew Lumley, Wordsworth and Autobiography
13:45 Angharad Monk, A Line Through Blake
14:00 Rumur Dowling, Literary Production in the Age of the Mechanical Mind
14:15 Q + A

LATE ROMATICISM
14:30 Andrew Wynn Owen, A Romantic Epic Stanza Form: the Revival and Uses of Ottava Rima
14:45 Ning Yun Tan, Thou Art a Dreaming Thing / A Fever of Thyself: Keats and Hypnagogia
15:00 Shoshana Kessler, Pestilence and Prophecy: Mary Shelley’s ‘The Last Man’
15:15 Emily Parker, The Figure of the Poet in the Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
15:30 Q + A

15:45 Tea and Coffee Break

THE CELTIC FRINGE
16:15 Katie Allen, Possessions and Dispossession in Walter Scott’s Highland Novels
16:30 Elizabeth Bingham, Scottish Orientalism in Elizabeth Hamilton’s ‘Letters of a Hindoo Rajah’ and Maria Graham’s ‘Journal of a Residence in India’
16:45 Will O’Rourke, Joyce’s Reception of Byron
17:00 Q + A

17:15 Closing Remarks

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