Eighteenth-Century Literature Research Network Symposium

 We were happy to host the 14th ECLRNI Research Symposium on 26 November.


The Eighteenth-Century Literature Research Network in Ireland aims to link all those researching and teaching English literature of the long eighteenth century. English literature includes the literatures of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, as well as England. Membership is open to all working in Irish third-level institutions or research libraries on literature in English c. 1680 – c. 1820, whether as teaching staff, post-doctoral fellows, or postgraduate students.

The ECLRNI is not restricted to those whose principal area of research or teaching is eighteenth-century literature.



10.15-10.55 Coffee and biscuits

10.55-11.05 Welcome: Ian Campbell Ross (TCD)

11.05-12.20 Panel 1.

Darrell Jones (NUIG), ‘Berkeley and Hutcheson on the Molyneux Problem’

Ian Leask (DCU), ‘Only Natural: John Toland and the Jewish Question’

Sue Hemmens (Marsh’s Library), ‘”Bright blazes … cast of[f] from the sun”: the Provost, the Comet, the World & its Maker’

12.20-13.10 Panel 2.

Daniel Sanjiv Roberts (QUB) ‘Moore’s Oriental Artifice: Mughal History, Irish Antiquarianism, and Romance in Lalla Rookh’

Prayag Ray (QUB), ‘Sympathy and India in Evangelical Discourse: India’s Cries to British Humanity (1830)’

13.10-14.05 Lunch

14.05-15.20 Panel 3.

J. J. Regan (Clare Hall, U. of Cambridge), ‘Prosody and the Idea of Progress, 1760-1790’

Raffaella Leproni (Università Roma 3), ‘Literature, language, prejudice and society: Maria Edgeworth and bullyism in an intercultural perspective’

Sarah Comyn (UCD), ‘Political Economy and the language of feeling: Rereading Jane Marcet’

15.20-15.45 Tea and biscuits

15.45-16.35     Panel 4.

Yuhki Takebayashi (TCD), ‘Oliver Goldsmith and history as a genre’

Nathan Garvey (UCD), ‘A Crisis of Authorship: The Publication of William Bligh’s Narrative of the Mutiny, on board HMS Bounty’

16.35-16.45     Closing Remarks: Ian Campbell Ross


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