Liberty and Limits (1789-1920) Conference

Organization: Macquarie University

Venue: MGSM Executive Conference Centres

Location: Macquarie Park, North Ryde, NSW, Australia

Event Date/Time: Dec 05, 2013 End Date/Time: Dec 06, 2013
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 31, 2013
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Description

The long nineteenth century was inaugurated by the French Revolution and closed in the aftermath of the First World War. In Britain the intervening period was marked by a dialectic compounded of sub-revolutionary change and processes of containment. In all cultural fields new modes of knowledge, theories, and aesthetic forms emerged. The Romantics and Victorians inherited the discursive energies of the eighteenth century in terms of the ways in which literary and other forms of writing were lauded or vilified as intervention, catalyst, palliative or purge. The energy of this period was enacted as much through writing and reading as through empire building and military/mercantile expansion. We invite papers that engage with all aspects of cultural change – including evolution, excess, experimentation, nostalgia, suppression, dissent.

Venue

99 Talavera Road
NSW
Australia
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Organizations

Macquarie University
Sydney
NSW
Australia

Conference Speakers

Professor Nancy Armstrong, Professor Deirdre Coleman & Professor David Punter