Gender Cartographies: Histories, Texts & Cultures in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1830
Université de Huelva, Espagne (5-7 octobre 2016), avant le 1er mai 2016

The Aphra Behn Europe Society invites submissions of papers for its biennial conference, “Gender Cartographies: Histories, Texts & Cultures in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1830”, to be held at the University of Huelva, Spain, from 5-7 October 2016. This conference encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the fields of historical writing and historiography, textual studies, and the analysis of culture(s) with especial emphasis on women’s writing of the long eighteenth century.

Topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

§   Imaginary or geographical spaces in the long eighteenth century
§   Women and the material: intersectionalities of text and object
§   Aphra Behn: her production and literary influence
§   Genre theory, gender, and the canon in the long eighteenth century
§   The culture of sensibility: gender inscriptions in the long eighteenth century
§   Representing the exotic
§   Spaces of intimacy: diaries, letters, memoirs
§   Bodies and sexualities in history, politics and fiction
§  The long eighteenth century now: traces of the past in contemporary literature and culture
§  Women’s journeys: travel narratives and histories of travel
§   Dramatic theory and practice: women as playwrights and critics
§   Performing gender on stage
§   Poetics in the long eighteenth century
§   Gendered approach to language and linguistics: dictionaries, encyclopaedias and translations

The following plenary speakers have already confirmed their participation:

Prof. Sarah Prescott (Aberystwyth University)
Dr. Gillian Wright (University of Birmingham)

We welcome proposals for papers (20 minutes) and roundtable discussions (60 minutes).

Contributors must submit the following information:

About the paper: Full title; a 200-word abstract; technical requirements for the presentation
About the contributor(s):
Full name; postal address; Institutional affiliation

Abstracts of approximately 200 words must be sent as an email attachment (.doc; .docx; .rtf) before 1 May 2016 to:

Conference website: