April 30 Adam Smith (Sheffield) 'The Dead themselves were not spared': Printed Prejudice in the Partisan Periodicals of Addison and Swift
May 7 Serena Dyer (Warwick) Squeezing, Transforming, Distorting: Representations of the Fashionable Body in Satirical Prints, 1750-1820.
May 14 Allison Goudie (Oxford) The royal likeness between the lines: Hidden silhouette imagery as a site for contesting post-revolutionary sovereignty.
May 21 Megan Kitching (Queen Mary) Nature’s Volume: The philosophical poem as encyclopaedia.
Rhys Jones (University of Wales) 'Ancient Britons, Gen'rous Bold & Free': Wilkes, Radical Nationalism, and the London Welsh Ancient Britons.
May 28 Imogen Clarke (University of York) Widening the repertoire: an examination of transcription for the recorder in the late-Baroque period.
Abstract: Transcriptions of music for the recorder are common as the instrument is often thought of as one that has a limited repertory. This paper will examine the historical justification of repertoire transcribed for recorder and it will establish to what extent these transcriptions are a legitimate practice, addressing questions including, ‘at what point does transcription become unsuitable?’, and ‘at what point does it become no-longer successful, but detrimental to the musical affect?’. It will be shown that transcription of string repertoire can be historically justified as a legitimate exercise, and one which was historically embraced and practiced.
June 4 Michael Durrant (Manchester) Title to come
June 11 Sarah Maslov (University of York) Title to come
Thomas Tyrrell (University of York) The Apotheosis of Benjamin Franklin and Prometheus Unbound.
June 18 –
June 25 Sophie Coulombeau (University of York) Title to come
The CECS Postgraduate Forum is a student-lead interdisciplinary research group that meets on Tuesdays, 4-6pm, four times a term, to listen to and discuss papers from fellow York postgrads, students from other universities, and visiting professors, in a relaxed and friendly environment. The Forum is a perfect opportunity for students to practise conference papers, share ideas for dissertations, and gather feedback on essays and chapters. We hope to see you there.
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Week 2, Tuesday 15th January
James Smith (Manchester) Warburton, Rousseau and the Taste for the Secret.
Week 3, Tuesday 22 January
Lindsay Porter (York) ‘Les Cris de Paris’ - street pedlars and the transmission of rumour during the French Revolution
Week 4, Tuesday 29 January
Catherine Redford (Bristol) Revolutions and ruins: Romantic visions of cyclical time and the fall of empires.
Week 6, Tuesday 12 February
Helena Whitbread (independent researcher) Romantic Friendship in Georgian York: Anne Lister's sexual sociability.
Week 7, Tuesday 19th February
Hannah Lyons (Tate Britain) Title TBC.
All welcome. If you are interested in presenting your research into any aspect of the long eighteenth century, contact Lucy firstname.lastname@example.org
Week Three - Tuesday 23rd October
Serena Dyer (Warwick) – Haptic Shopping: Selling techniques and the sensory consumption of dress, 1750-1800.
Adam James Smith (Sheffield) – “Forgeries, Calumnies and Wicked Artifices”: Evidence, Authority, and Authenticity in Joseph Addison’s The Free-Holder.
Week Four – Tuesday 30th October, 4:45 pm-6:45 pm *note change from usual time!*
Sophie Coulombeau (York) - "What mischiefs have arisen!" The philosophy and practice of personal naming 1700-1780.
Amy Milka (York) – Title TBC
Week Five – Tuesday 6th November
Susannah Brooke (Cambridge) – Harewood House, Hanover Square: a case study for private picture collections in London town houses (1780-1830)
Adam Perchard (York) – Title TBC
Week Six – Tuesday 13th November
James Smith (Manchester) – Telling Love from Shakespeare to Blake
Week Seven – Tuesday 20th November
Peter Collinge (Keele) – Defiance and acceptance: Dorothy Gretton and Derby Company of Mercers.
Week 5 22nd May
Philip Jenkins (Salamanca)
The satirical treatment of the pedant and the virtuoso in the Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus.
Week 6 29th May
Ryan Hanley (Hull)
The Royal Slave: Nobility, Exoticism and African Identity in Britain, 1740-1760.
Week 8 12th June
Helen Williams (Northumbria)
“Mysterious Hieroglyphics”: Tristram Shandy and the Typographic Epitaph.
Week 9 19th June
Serena Dyer (York)
A Beautiful Bargain: Lady Sabine Winn's relationship with fashion.
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Week 1 (10 January)
Emmanuel Saboro (WISE, Hull): ‘Our Fathers Shot Arrows’: Resistance to Slave Raiding and Enslavement in Bulsa Folksongs
Week 3 (24 January)
Harold Guízar (York): French Military Schools 1680-1789: A Historiographical Overview
Ruth Scobie (York): “Shall nought but ghosts and trinkets be display’d”?: Owhyhee and the Gothic in Late Eighteenth-Century England
Week 4 (31 January)
Jane Troughton (York): Music and marriage – an unharmonious union? Reflections on the role of music in the married life of Georgiana, 6th Countess of Carlisle (1783-1858)
Carolyn Dougherty (York): Appropriation, allusion and the standardisation
of feeling in the design of Hardwick Park (Sedgefield)
Week 7 (21 February)
Lucy Hodgetts: Radical Nostalgia in William Hone's Every-Day Book (1825-6) Ruth Mather (York): title TBC
Week 8 (28 February)
Andrea Sáenz (Courtauld Institute): Intimate objects: Madame de Pompadour, François Boucher, and the Art of the Interior
Emma Newport (King's College London): Women, Interiors and Interiority: The Impact of a Foreign Aesthetic on Domestic Space
Week 9 (6 March)
Sarah Goldsmith (York): Danger and Risk-taking: The Relationship between Continental Travel and War
Richard Jones (Cambridge): The Longevity of Luddism: Economic Precedent and Cultural Legacy
Week 1 (11 October)
Introduction to the CECS Postgraduate Forum (and drinks)
Week 2 (18 October) This session will now begin at 3.30pm, so that people can attend the Stephen Copley lecture at 5.30. K/122.
Adam Perchard (York): Mahound and Mahomet: The Deist Despotism of Rushdie and Voltaire
Arlene Leis (York): "A Gentleman is never at home": Visitor cards and Playful Sociability in Eighteenth-century London
Week 3 (25 October)
Sophie Coulombeau (York): “Nothing the Nearer Our Own Hearts and Interests”: The Point of the Name in Frances Burney's ‘Cecilia’
Week 4 (1 November)
Oliver Cox (Oxford): Landscapes of rivalry: Alfred the Great, Jeremiah Dixon, and the Yorkshire Petition of 1769
Week 5 (8 November) 11.15-2.15pm Note change of usual time
*** Workshop with Professor Julie Carlson, UC Santa Barbara ***
We'll be discussing two pre-circulated chapters by Professor Carlson: "Living Off and On: The Literary Work of Mourning" and "Attached to Reading: Mary Shelley's Psychic Reality".
Week 6 (15 November)
Dillon Struwig (York): “But Kant I do not Understand”: Coleridge and the Early English Response to the Critical Philosophy, 1796-1801
Ian Calvert (Bristol): “First in Fame”: Tracing the Classical Origins of Byron's Celebrity
Week 7 (22 November)
Anthony Gray (York): The Transfer of the Portuguese Monarchy to Rio de Janeiro in 1807-1808: a “Tropical Versailles” or a World Turned Upside Down?
Week 8 (29 November)
Amy Milka (York): “Grande Conspiration”: The Jacobin Club and the Revolutionary “Complot” Narrative
Week 9 (6 December)
Kim Simpson (Kent): “The Woman Damns the Poet” : the Value of Reputation and the Eighteenth-Century Feminist Canon
Week 10 (13 December)
Ryan Hanley (Hull): Olaudah Equiano and the London Radicals in the 1790s
Joanna Wharton (York): Embodied Psychology and Female Sexual Agency in Mary Hays’ ‘Memoirs of Emma Courtney’
"...postgraduates have used the Forum as the occasion for giving their first papers, taking advantage of the warmly supportive – but constructively critical – nature of the Forum to build their confidence in publicly discussing their work"