New worlds reflected: representations of utopia, the New World and other worlds, 1500-1800 (New worlds reflected)

Venue: Birkbeck College, London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Dec 09, 2005 End Date/Time: Dec 10, 2005
Registration Date: Dec 10, 2005
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The early modern period produced a wealth of travel writing, whether the travel in question was to the New World beyond the seas, a planet across the skies, or another imagined or idealised location. This conference will address the inter-related nature of utopia and travel-writing, and explore representations of other worlds from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. How did the discovery of the New World, renewed belief in the plurality of worlds, and the utopian impulse to create a new world influence early modern literature? How did these influences interact and develop?


Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX
United Kingdom

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Full rate: £30/ day, £50/ both days Student rate: £20/ day, £40/ both days