Text and Trade: Book History Perspectives on Eighteenth Century Literature
15 September 2012 Queen Mary University of London
Keynote speakers: Prof. James McLaverty (English Department, Keele University) Dr. John Hinks (Chair of the Printing Historical Society and Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester)
DESCRIPTION This interdisciplinary conference will explore relations between book production, distribution and content to re-examine our notions of textual culture in the eighteenth century. Taking intersections in current scholarship between Book History and Literary Studies as its starting point, it will explore the ways in which we can expand our knowledge of eighteenth-century literary production by revisiting the circumstances of material life in the period.