Cfp: Thomas de Quincey, Manchester and Medicine 1785-1859

A one-day conference on this subject will be held at the University of Salford on Friday 4th
December 2009.

It has been 150 years since Thomas de Quincey died on the 8th December
1859. Conference papers are invited on any topic concerning his work,
Manchester, and medicine, during the period of his lifetime (1785-1859).

Plenary speaker Peter Kitson (author of Romantic Literature, Race, and
Colonial Encounter, 2008) will speak on 'Mr De Quincey and Dr White: The
Racial Politics of Manchester Medicine', and Grevel Lindop (author of The
Opium-Eater: A Life of Thomas De Quincey, 1981) will speak on 'Confessions
and Case Histories: De Quincey and the Medical Sublime'. We are hoping to
show an exhibition of de Quincey books from the University of Salford's
archives to accompany the conference.

Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words to Sharon Ruston,
s.ruston@salford.ac.uk , by 31st May 2009.

This conference is sponsored by BARS, the British Association for Romantic
Studies.

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