Call for Participants: Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900

By Matthew Sangster

Please see below for a call for participants for a series of workshops exploring eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literary institutions. These form part of an AHRC-funded network (‘Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900′) that I’m running with Jon Mee. If you’re a scholar working in this area, or a curator working with eighteenth- or nineteenth-century collections, we’d love to hear from you. The network also has its own site, on which further details can be found.

The AHRC-funded ‘Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900′ research network is pleased to invite expressions of interest from scholars working on the histories and practices of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century institutions and from stakeholders and curators who work in surviving institutions originating from this period. During 2017, the network will run workshops in Glasgow, London and York and conduct a series of online discussions in order to explore collaboratively the ways in which the literary institutions of this era arose and operated. The network will also consider the ongoing consequences of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century institutional practices and interventions for twenty-first-century institutions.

Between 1700 and 1900, institutions came to play integral roles in literary culture: teaching people how to value writing; providing sites for discussion and networks …read more