CfP: ‘Natural, Unnatural, and Supernatural’, (Oxford, deadline 1 nov.)

De Britse equivalent van de Werkgroep 18e Eeuw organiseert 8-10 januari 2020 te Oxford haar jaarlijkse congres met als thema ‘Natural, Unnatural, and Supernatural’. Uit de Call for Papers:

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe’s largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, culture and literature of the long eighteenth century. We invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for

  • fully comprised panels of three papers (3 x 20 minutes)
  • roundtable sessions of up to five speakers
  • individual papers of twenty minutes duration, or
  • ‘alternative format’ sessions of your devising.

18 July 2020 marks the tercentenary of the birth of clergyman Gilbert White, author of The Natural History of Selborne (1789), the bestselling account of the flora and fauna of his Hampshire parish. While proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are very welcome, this year our plenary speakers at the conference will be addressing the topic of ‘Natural, Unnatural, and Supernatural’ to mark White’s roles as both naturalist and parish priest. Proposals are also invited which address any aspect of this theme. Papers may be delivered in either English or French.

Proposals must be submitted on the conference website by Friday 1 November 2019