Call for Papers – Adam’s Dream: Imaginative Incarnations in the Long Eighteenth Century

Cambridge C18th and Romanticism Conference PosterGraduate Conference at the English Faculty, University of Cambridge, 13th-14th April 2013. Proposals deadline 15th March

The annual Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Studies Graduate Conference, hosted by the University of Cambridge English Faculty, will take place over the weekend of the 13th-14th April 2013. The conference’s theme is ‘Adam’s Dream: Imaginative Incarnations in the Long Eighteenth Century’, and will consist of six panels, chaired by Cambridge faculty lecturers, with graduate students delivering papers. Michael O’Neill (University of Durham) will serve as external respondent. The conference’s theme is drawn from Keats’s allusion to ‘Adam’s Dream’ – ‘He awoke and found it truth’ – which captures a major concern for eighteenth-century and Romantic aesthetics and literature.

Proposals are welcomed of c. 500 words for papers of around 20 minute which seek to
engage with imaginative incarnations in the long eighteenth century. These may include, but are by no means limited to:

The relationship between perception and truth

Dreams, myth and poetic prophecy

Imaginary/imaginative conceptions of the body and/or physical world

Religious visions or ideas of incarnation

Emphatically non-religious visions of the same

Realisation of imagined physicality

Philosophies of the imagination and their relationship to literature

Applications should be emailed along with a short academic CV to by 23:59 GMT on 15th March 2013.
Conference admission will be £15 and will include refreshments during the
day. Accommodation may be available via .

For further information, please contact the conference committee at the
above email address, or visit our website at .
Register to attend by 2nd April
Submit paper proposals by 15th March

The cost to attend will be £15, which includes refreshments throughout the

For further information on registering or submitting papers, please visit or email

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