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Teaching the 18th Century

City: Bristol
Venue: University of the West of England, St Matthias Campus
Date: 13 Sep 07
Time: 10:30
Event Overview:
Eighteenth-century studies have recently undergone exciting changes. Research has expanded to include many non-canonical texts and a variety of interdisciplinary approaches, while new electronic resources (especially Eighteenth-Century Collections Online) with the potential to revolutionise both research and teaching have become available. At the same time, students seem to find it increasingly difficult to relate to the period.

This one-day workshop will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and good practice among lecturers teaching the 18th century. Most sessions will take the format of a brief presentation, followed by a discussion in which all participants can join. The following issues will be explored:

- How long is the (long) 18th century? Should 18th-century courses go into the Romantic period? Where is the 18th century situated in the curriculum?

- What kinds of text do we teach? How do we integrate
Programme: (subject to alteration)
Time Theme/Session
10:30 Registration and Coffee

10:50 Welcome
11:00 Postcolonialism
Stephen Gregg, Bath Spa
11:30 Defamiliarising the not-familiar
Dafydd Moore, Plymouth
12:00 Immaterial? Marginality, Materiality and the Case of Children's Literature
Matthew Grenby, Newcastle
12:30 Lunch

13:30 Using ECCO in Teaching
Jonathan Gibson, English Subject Centre and Elaine McGirr, Royal Holloway
14:30 Web-based Resources on Robert Bloomfield and Thomas Chatterton
Sam Ward, Nottingham Trent
15:00 Tea/Coffee

15:30 Interdisciplinary Approaches
Jennie Batchelor, Kent
16:00 Planning and Implementing an 18th-century Module in the 21st Century
Robin Jarvis, Maire Mulvey-Roberts, Kerry Sinanan, UWE
16:30 Close


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