School of English

Conference - Recoveries: Revisiting the Long Nineteenth Century

Thursday 7th April 2011 (09:00-18:00)

Conference website

The one-day conference Recoveries will bring together postgraduate students and early career researchers working in different disciplines in order to explore and discuss the critical practice of ‘recoveries’ in the period c. 1789-1914. By going beyond the traditionally-conceived temporal boundaries of the Romantic and Victorian periods, the conference will facilitate the sharing of ideas and critical practices and generate new insights into literature and culture in the long nineteenth century.

The interdisciplinary nature of the conference reflects
(i) current research on the long nineteenth century and
(ii) crossing disciplinary boundaries in order to further understanding of the era.

The conference will explore author-driven recuperations, and also generate discussions on how the theory and practice of recovery research has generated interdisciplinary ‘creative’ approaches. These range from the recovery of non-canonical writers, ‘de-familiarisation’ of canonical writings, theoretical discussions on the creation of meaning, (re) interpretations of nineteenth-century texts through cross-cultural dialogues or the recovery of literary forms and genres.

The conference offers postgraduate important experience in presenting their research to an academic audience, chairing conference panels, and networking with their peers, early career researchers and established scholars. Postgraduate delegates will be offered the opportunity to chair panels.

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Josephine Guy (University of Nottingham)
Professor John Whale (University of Leeds)

For further information contact the conference organising committee at

School of English

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