CfP: Placing Charlotte Smith – deadline March 1st

By Matthew Sangster

Just a few days left to submit abstracts for ‘Placing Charlotte Smith’…
Placing Charlotte Smith—Canon, Genre, History, Nation, Globe
Chawton House Library, Chawton, UK
14-15 October 2016
Two hundred and ten years after Charlotte Smith’s death and nearly a decade after the publication of The Works of Charlotte Smith, Smith scholarship is coming of age. The conference Placing Charlotte Smith will convene at the beautiful Chawton House Library to explore the latest research on Smith and her places. What are we learning about her place in the canon, or in the development of various genres? What sort of commentary does her placement of characters in history offer? What attitudes do her works demonstrate about place and the idea of a polis/nation? Where are the places Smith is or might be memorialized? What are the various meanings of the natural places she explores in her fiction, poetry, journalism, and children’s literature? Is there now such a thing as a global Smith?

In addition to panel presentations and discussions, the conference will feature performances of musical settings of Smith’s Elegiac Sonnets and of Beachy …read more