Call for Papers – CRECS Summer Conference 2018

Call for Papers


Where: Cardiff University

When: Monday, 18 June 2018, 10:30-7pm

The Cardiff Romanticism and Eighteenth-Century Studies Seminar (CRECS) is pleased to announce our first CRECS Summer Conference with our colleagues from Bath Spa, Bristol, Exeter, and Reading universities. The event will be the first large gathering of staff, postgraduates, and undergraduates in the Southwest region. Our aim is to bring together a community of students and researchers who are working on literature of the long eighteenth century.

The day will consist of paper presentations from students, career advice panels, Library and Special Collections introductions, and research and graduate applications advice. We are also pleased to announce that Professor Damian Walford Davies (Cardiff University) and Dr Rebecca Bullard (Reading University) will be giving our opening and closing plenaries.

We invite 250-word presentation proposals from students on any topic related to literature from the period 1660-1832. However, we particularly welcome papers focused on the following works:

  • Aphra Behn, TheRover
  • Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
  • Eliza Haywood, Fantomina
  • Charlotte Smith, Elegiac Sonnets
  • Wordsworth’s and Coleridge’s, Lyrical Ballads
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Papers will be 15 minutes long (approx. 1500 words) and panels will consist of 3 speakers.  Panels will be broken up into undergraduate and MA panels. All year groups are encouraged to apply.

There is no attendance charge and lunch and refreshments will be provided. We will also be hosting a wine reception after the closing plenary (6pm).

Deadline for Presentation Proposals: Extended to Friday, 18 May 2018

Please email your completed proposal to:

Melanie Bigold (, or

Jane Moore (

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