Conferences

 6TH CONFERENCE OF THE APHRA BEHN EUROPE SOCIETY

 

“GENDER CARTOGRAPHIES: HISTORIES, TEXTS & CULTURES

IN THE LONG EIGHTEENTH CENTURY, 1660-1830”

 

University of Huelva, Spain

5-7 October, 2016

 

The Aphra Behn Europe Society invites submissions of papers for its biennial conference, “Gender Cartographies: Histories, Texts & Cultures in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1830”, to be held at the University of Huelva, Spain, from 5-7 October 2016. This conference encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the fields of historical writing and historiography, textual studies, and the analysis of culture(s) with especial emphasis on women’s writing of the long eighteenth century.

 

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

§   Imaginary or geographical spaces in the long eighteenth century

§   Women and the material: intersectionalities of text and object

§   Aphra Behn: her production and literary influence

§   Genre theory, gender, and the canon in the long eighteenth century

§   The culture of sensibility: gender inscriptions in the long eighteenth century

§   Representing the exotic

§   Spaces of intimacy: diaries, letters, memoirs

§   Bodies and sexualities in history, politics and fiction

§ The long eighteenth century now: traces of the past in contemporary literature and culture

§ Women’s journeys: travel narratives and histories of travel

§   Dramatic theory and practice: women as playwrights and critics

§   Performing gender on stage

§   Poetics in the long eighteenth century

§   Gendered approach to language and linguistics: dictionaries, encyclopaedias and translations

 

The following plenary speakers have already confirmed their participation:

 

Prof. Sarah Prescott (Aberystwyth University)

Dr. Gillian Wright (University of Birmingham)

 

 

We welcome proposals for papers (20 minutes) and roundtable discussions (60 minutes).

 

Contributors must submit the following information:

About the paper:

Full title

A 200-word abstract

Technical requirements for the presentation

About the contributor(s):

Full name

Postal address

Institutional affiliation

 

Abstracts of approximately 200 words must be sent as an email attachment (.doc; .docx; .rtf) before 1 May 2016 to: aphrabehn2016@gmail.com