Registration Now Open for The North in the Long-Eighteenth Century (Lit and Phil, 19th September)

northRegistration is now open for this interdisciplinary conference to mark the ten year anniversary of the North East Forum for Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies. The conference will take place on Friday 19th September 2014, at the Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

This one-day conference celebrates the ten-year anniversary of the North East Forum in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies and is organized by staff from the Universities of Newcastle, Northumbria, Durham, and Sunderland.


9.30am Registration and Coffee

10-11am Keynote lecture by Richard Pears (Durham), ‘The Architecture of Eighteenth-Century Newcastle’

11am-12pm Panel One: Derek Janes (Exeter), ‘“Information of Great Frauds”: John and David Nisbet, Smugglers in Eyemouth’ & Tawny Paul (Northumbria), ‘Failure in the North: Bankruptcy, Imprisonment and Perceptions of the Scottish System’

12-1pm Panel Two: Jonathan Peacock, ‘Jeremiah Dixon of Cockfield, 1733-1779’ & Adam Smith (Sheffield), ‘Writing the North in the Eighteenth-Century Periodical: The Case of the Yorkshire Freeholder’

2-3.30pm Panel Three: Michael Stachura (Simon Fraser University, Canada), ‘James Macpherson’s Ossian (1765) as Transnational Northern Epic’, Jessica Fay (Bristol), ‘Wordsworth’s Northumbrian Heritage’ & Diana Collecott, ‘William Hutchinson (1732-1814): Romantic Radical’

4-5pm Keynote lecture by Jon Mee (York), ‘Transpennine Enlightenment: Lit Phils in the North’

5-6pm Originators’ Roundtable: Richard Terry, Mike Rossington, Allan Ingram and Pam Clemit reflect on the Forum’s origins and development, and on the day’s proceedings.

The conference fee is £10 (£5 postgraduates) to include lunch and refreshments. Please register for the conference online at

Further information about the activities of the North East Forum, including details of its annual seminar and lecture programme and information about how to join the mailing list, can be found on the Forum’s website:

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