Friday, 27 September 2019

14:00-14:15    Conference opening by Christoph Houswitschka, Kerstin-Anja Münderlein and Frédéric Ogée

14:15-15:15    Section 1: Keynote Lecture I
Chair: Peter Sabor

  • Peter Wagner (Universität Koblenz-Landau): "The European Landscape Gardens in the 18th and 19th centuries"

15:15-15:30    Coffee break

15:30-17:00    Section 2: Exploring the individual
Chair: Anja Müller

  • Michael Meyer (Universität Koblenz-Landau): "Mary Wollstonecraft: the body of her letters"
  • Anjali Rampersad (Universität Duisburg-Essen): "Eliza Haywood: The (M)Other of the English Literary Market"

17:00-17:15    Coffee break

17:15-19:15    Section 3: Exploring subversion and the guilty mind
Chair: Susan Brähler

  • Orla Smyth (Université Le Havre): "Roxana and Amy, or Reaching Break Point in Narratives of the Guilty Mind"
  • Kerstin-Anja Münderlein (Universität Bamberg): "Parody in William Beckford: Exploring 18th-century socio-political subversion"


Saturday, 28 September 2019

09:00-10:00    Section 4: Keynote Lecture II
Chair: Peter Wagner

  • Peter Sabor (McGill University): "'I advise you... to continue an Englishman': Horace Walpole and China"

10:00-10:15    Coffee break

10:15-12:15    Section 5: Workshop for Junior Scholars
Chair: Anja Müller

  • Nikola Keller (Universität Freiburg): "Discovering the Other – Exploring the Self? The articles on ‘foreign’ regions, countries and continents in Diderot’s and D’Alembert’s Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers"
  • Seminar session with students and lecturers

12:15-13:30    Lunch break

13:30-15:30    Section 6: Explorations abroad
Chair: Frédéric Ogée

  • Kai Nonnenmacher (Universität Bamberg): Explorer l'Extrême Orient: les origins d'une fascination française au XVIIIe siècle"
  • Konstanze Baron (Universität Tübingen): "Comparaison ou conjecture - L'épistémologie de la découverte au 18e siècle"
  • Christoph Heyl (Universität Duisburg-Essen): "We see the Trident of Neptune, the Eagle of Jupiter, the Satyrs of Bacchus: Neo-Classicism and British Ideas of the Sea"

15:30-16:00    Coffee break

16:00-17:00    Section 7: Keynote Lecture III
Chair: Christoph Houswitschka

  • Frédéric Ogée (Université Paris Diderot): "English Landscape and the Anthropo(s)cenic"

Sunday, 29 September 2019

9:00-10:30    Section 8: Explorations within
Chair: Kerstin-Anja Münderlein

  • Christian Feser (Universität Duisburg-Essen): "The Mental Optician: Exploring the Mind with Telescopes from Defoe to Hogarth"
  • Marcel Hartwig (Universität Siegen): "'The Great Discovery in Modern Medicine': Smallpox and the Inoculation Controversy in Boston of 1721"

10:30-11:00    Coffee break

11:00-12:30    Section 9: Exploring art and literature
Chair: Michael Meyer

  • Florian Klaeger (Universität Bayreuth): "Astronomy in Eighteenth-century Poetics"
  • Pierre Degott (Université de Lorraine): "From the stage to the home: libretto-reading in eighteenth-century France and England"