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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.

2014 marked 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, this one-day interdisciplinary conference sought 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.

Postgraduates and early career researchers in literature, history, politics and any other branch of the humanities were invited to present papers that dealt with any period/s, author/s or text/s produced between 1714 and 1914. The focus was 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.

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 the History of Serialized Fiction before Dickens'.

See the conference programme [PDF] and the poster for the event [PDF].

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