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9.15 – 9.45: Registration
9.45 – 10.00: Welcome and Introductions
10.00 – 11.30: Panel 1 – Urban and rural spaces and boundaries
Meg Kobza: “The Liberty of the Mask: Breaking Social and Gender Boundaries at the Eighteenth-Century London Masquerade”
Jennifer Buckley: “Conceptualising the coffee-house: paratext and the (re)configuration of urban space”
Jessica Davidson: “Revelry, Rules and Reputation: Ritual Boundaries at English Provincial Fairs”
11.30 – 11.45: Coffee Break
11.45 – 1.15: Panel 2 – Identities and dissolving boundaries
Mary Going: “He is supposed to be a Foreigner, but of what Country nobody can tell: An exploration of the Borders and Boundaries of Jewish Identity in Matthew Lewis’ Wandering Jew”
Joe Holloway: “Death infecting Life: conjoined twins, personal identity and the abject in the eighteenth century”
James Metcalf: “Between and beyond the borders of history and memory in the mid eighteenth-century”
Panel 3 – Imagining Scotland
Thomas Black: “The Boundaries of Britain in Highland Poetry 1688-1707”
Yusuke Wakazawa: “Crossing borders and the transformation of the self: Scottish cosmopolitanism in the eighteenth-century Enlightenment”
Paul Arant: “‘Let them stay in their own barren mountains’: Walter Scott and the Upending of Negative Scottish Depictions”
1.15 – 2.15: Lunch
2.15 – 3.45: Panel 4 – The Aesthetics of National Identity
Alice Little: “Music across borders: categorising ‘national music’ in eighteenth-century Oxford”
Paul Meosky: “Representing Voice and Re-Imagining History in Thomas Gray’s ‘The Bard” and Iolo Morganwg’s Forgeries”
Emily Roy: “Virtual Promenades: Russian garden prints and their afterlives”
Panel 5 – Women: Creativity and Commerce
Hannah Moss: “‘In the veil of retirement’: Exploring the place of female creativity in Ann Radcliffe’s The Italian (1797)”
Eva Lippold: “Sneaking into the Seraglio: Crossing gender boundaries in Inchbald’s The Mogul’s Tale and Cowley’s A Day in Turkey”
Peter Collinge: “Inevitable Ruin? Gender, Identity, and the Boundaries of Guild Authority in Early Eighteenth-Century Prosecutions of Female Traders”
3.45 – 4.00: Coffee Break
4.00 – 5.00: Keynote – Dr Adam Rounce, University of Nottingham
5.00 – 6.00: Wine Reception
Getting to us.
By Train: If you are travelling to Sheffield by train, the easiest way to get to the University is via the tram. Conveniently, Sheffield station has its own tram stop (located at the rear of the station). From here you can get a blue-route tram (bound for Malin Bridge) to the University of Sheffield stop. The fare comes in at a quite reasonable £1.60. The Jessop Building is then a few minutes walk from here: just cross the road on the right hand side as you get off the tram and walk down Leavygreave Road. As you walk Jessop will be the second building to your left.
By Car: Parking around the University is very limited and quite expensive. If you’re travelling to us by car we recommend that you use the Park and Ride site at Valley Centertainment, which offers free parking. From here you can get a tram to the University of Sheffield stop by boarding a yellow-route tram bound for Malin Bridge.
To get to Valley Centertainment, exit the M1 at junction 34. Take the A6178 towards Sheffield. Continue along this road for about 1km until you reach a McDonald’s restaurant. Take the first left, which leads onto the Valley Centertainment car park. Follow the signs for Valley Centertainment Park and Ride.
34, Leavygreave Road