Sociability and the Discourses of Nature in the Long Eighteenth Century

Sociability and the discourses of nature in eighteenth-century literature and culture

Seminar convened by Tymon Adamczewski, Jakub Lipski, and Karl Wood

The National Archives, London

8 April 2022



M-C. Newbould, University of Cambridge: Solitary Confinement and Sociability in Sterne

Anna Paluchowska-Messing, Jagiellonian University, Cracow: Between Shakespeare’s Hermione and Behn’s Angellica: Nature, art, artifice and monstrosity of feminine self-display in the works of Frances Burney and Hannah Cowley

Przemysław Uściński, University of Warsaw : Escaping the Crowds: The Harmonious Environments of Sociability in Eighteenth Century Writing

Tymon Adamczewski, Kazimierz Wielki University : The Architecture of Imagination: Experiencing the (im)Materiality of Eighteenth-Century Gardens

Karl Wood, Kazimierz Wielki University: Satire and the diffusion of spa sociability in the long eighteenth century: a case study of two less-known works.

Alain Kerherve, University of Brest: William Gilpin’s picturesque and equine sociability

Kimberley Page-Jones, University of Brest: Individuation and sympathy in Coleridge’s Theory of Life

Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University: Epidemic sociability in Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year






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