Registration and Programme

We’re very pleased to announce that registration is now open for Lines of Connection!

The registration fee is £20, or £15 for students / unwaged; lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days of the conference.  Find out more and register on our secure booking site.

We’re very much looking forward to welcoming an exciting line-up of speakers to Oxford in the summer.  Below are full details of the draft programme.


7 July 2016



9.30-11.00: PANEL 1

Verse Miscellanies and Authorship

John T. Gilmore (University of Warwick), ‘Authorship and anonymity in eighteenth-century British Latin verse’

Kathleen Lawton-Trask (University of Oxford), ‘Mary Leapor, Alexander Pope, and the Dryden-Tonson miscellanies’

Carly Watson (University of Oxford), ‘How many authors make a miscellany? Authorship in printed verse miscellanies of the eighteenth century’


11.15 -12.45: PANEL 2

Science and Religion in Eighteenth-Century Poetry

Ari Messer (Birkbeck, University of London), ‘Vitalism, death and display in Christopher Smart’s Psalms

James Morland (King’s College London), ‘Connections with ancient atheism: Lucretius as an adaptive eighteenth-century poetic influence’

Andrea Penso (Stendhal-Grenoble 3 University), ‘The connection between poetry and philosophy in Italy during the second half of the eighteenth century’


12.45-1.30: LUNCH


1.30-3.00: PANEL 3

Poetry, Music, and Sound

Christopher Chan (University of Pennsylvania), ‘“Harmoniously confus’d”: Visual fantasies and audible anxieties in Alexander Pope’s Windsor-Forest

Joan Passey (University of Bristol), ‘“The Shakespeare of prose”: Ann Radcliffe and the sonics of sonnets’

Martin Wåhlberg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), ‘Poetry and music: the song connection’


3.15-4.45: PANEL 4

Approaches to André Chénier

Maria Klimova (Radboud University Nijmegen), ‘Translating Hellenism: The poetic techniques of André Chénier’

David McCallam (University of Sheffield), ‘The Orpheus effect: André Chénier and “embodied” poetry’

Susan Reynolds (British Library), ‘“We are all the contrary: The changing image of Greece in eighteenth-century European poetry’



Catriona Seth (University of Oxford), ‘Melancholy marks: Gray’s Elegy and French verse’






8 July 2016

9.30-11.00: PANEL 5

Poetry and the Epistolary

Nicholas Cronk (University of Oxford), ‘“Family verses” in Voltaire’s correspondence’

Tobias Heinrich (University of Oxford), ‘Loquacious shepherds: Poetic dialogue in German Anacreontics’

Kelsey Rubin-Detlev (University of Oxford), ‘Poetry and friendship in the letters of N. M. Karamzin to I. I. Dmitriev’


11.15-12.45: PANEL 6

Poetry and Sociability

Mary Chadwick (University of Huddersfield), ‘Antigua, Boston, Denbigh: miscellaneous manuscript poetry and idealised femininity in the eighteenth century’

Stephanie Clayton (Cardiff University), ‘“Consign[ing] Eusebia to celestial Fame”: Integrating patronage and authorship in the poetry of Frances Thynne Seymour, the Countess of Hertford’

Kathleen Keown (University of Oxford), ‘“Call it not Poetry, Call it Rhyming”: Reconsidering eighteenth-century women’s occasional poetry’


12.45-1.30: LUNCH


1.30-3.00: PANEL 7

Cultures of Consumption

Julian Ferraro (University of Liverpool), ‘Satire, laughter, and appetite in the poetry of Pope and Swift’

Andrew Kahn (University of Oxford), ‘All that glitters is not gold: poetry and value in the Russian eighteenth century’

Andrew Lincoln (Queen Mary, University of London), ‘Imperial landscape: A poet on Gibraltar’


3.15-4.45: PANEL 8

Disseminating Knowledge

Marianne Brooker (Birkbeck, University of London), ‘“[T]he sensation, without the sense, of connection”: Methodizing the compendium’

Corrina Readioff (University of Liverpool), ‘A poetic battle: epigraphic rivalry in The Tatler and The Female Tatler

Madelaine Schurch (University of York), ‘“The world’s something bigger”: Anna Barbauld and the poetics of astronomy’



The Launch of the Redeveloped Digital Miscellanies Index



Digital Humanities and Eighteenth-Century Poetry

Jennifer Batt (University of Bristol) and Adam Rounce (University of Nottingham)



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