2019 Conference Booking Link

We are pleased to announce that the booking link for our 2019 Conference is now live! The link is below.

 

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Locating the Burneys: From the Margins to the Mainstream Burney Society (UK) Conference 2019 30-31 July, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. Postgraduate/ECR Bursaries application process

 

The Burney Society is delighted to be able to offer two bursaries for its forthcoming conference. The Bursary will consist of £100 towards travel/expenses, and waiver of the registration fee.  Please note that the fee waiver is for conference registration *only* (i.e. this includes conference attendance and refreshments, but does not include accommodation or the optional conference dinner). These Bursaries are provided with the generous support of the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) and Bishop Grosseteste University’s School of Humanities.

Eligibility: postgraduate students registered on a programme at time of application; early-career academics who have completed a programme of study but do not have a salaried position.

Deadline: 1 April 2019 (5pm)

How to apply: email burneysocietyuk@gmail.com stating that you wish to be considered for one of the bursaries. Please include:

  • your affiliation
  • level of study/date of completion (if ECR)
  • breakdown of your costs for attending, and other sources of funding available to you if any (e.g. institutional conference funding)
  • brief statement of how attendance at the conference will benefit your research
  • For the BARS-sponsored Bursary, all other things being equal, preference will be given to an applicant who is also presenting at the BARS conference. If you are speaking at the BARS conference, please forward your email proof of acceptance with your application.

Successful applicants will be notified by mid-April. Recipients of the bursaries will be expected to write a conference report for the BARS Blog or BGU Research Blog (dependent on bursary awarded) within six weeks of the conference.

We have an exciting line-up for papers for our 2019 Burney Society Conference, and successful applicants have now been notified. If you missed the boat don’t worry, however!  We have a little room in the programme still, so will be accepting late abstracts up until the PG/ECR bursary deadline of 1 April (please see CFP here: http://burneysociety.uk/conferences).  You can, if you wish, submit an abstract and a bursary application as a single email.

Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 28 FEBRUARY 2019

Locating the Burneys: from the Margins to the Mainstream

Conference of the Burney Society (UK)

Bishop Grosseteste University, 30 July-1 August 2019

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Gillian Dow (University of Southampton);

Prof. Lorna Clark (Carleton University)

The narrative of the Burney family’s social ascent is a familiar one to scholars of the late eighteenth century. Yet the well-rehearsed tale of Charles Burney’s climb from provincial poverty to relative fame and fortune in London, raising his family into the ranks of the middle classes in the process, conveniently mythologises both the Burneys and the metropolis itself.  This conference will consider how the Burneys and their circle engaged with or constructed narratives of marginality and/or centrality; their relationship to marginal and/or mainstream culture and society; and the imaginative use they made of such categories. Broad interpretations of these concepts are welcomed.

Proposals are invited for 20 minute (max) papers on the theme of ‘Locating the Burneys: from the Margins to the Mainstream’.

Suggested topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Official, professional or establishment identities
  • Social and Cultural identities
  • Geographical margins: within and beyond the Metropolis
  • Literary Genre(s)
  • Moving between the margins and the mainstream
  • Marginal figures
  • Marginalia
  • The Burneys in the Archive
  • Burneys in relation to other authors

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted as an email attachment in MS Word to burneysocietyuk@gmail.com.  You should also include a 250-word biographical statement. Please use your surname as the document title.  The abstract should be in the following format: (1) Title; (2) Presenter(s); (3) Institutional Affiliation, where applicable; (4) Contact email address; (5) Abstract; (6) Biographical Statement.

The deadline for receipt of all proposals is now FEBRUARY 28, 2019. We will attempt to notify all correspondents in March regarding the status of their submission.

Burney Society UK Annual General Meeting AGENDA

The AGM was held at Notre Dame University, 1 Suffolk Street, London on 6 October 2018 at 2.00 p.m.

After the AGM, Joseph Morrissey gave his talk, ‘The Pleasure and Pain of Musical Accomplishment in Francis Burney’s The Wanderer‘. 

The full text of his paper is accessible via this link.  Joseph Morrisey AGM talk

His new book is Women’s Domestic Activity in the Romantic-Period Novel,  1779-1820

The DRAFT MINUTES will be made available on this page next week.

AGENDA 

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minutes of last meeting (7th October 2017)
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chair’s report
  5. Treasurer Report and Membership
  6. Communications and website report
  7. Election of officers: (by show of hands)

Hon. President – Peter Sabor

Chair – Miriam Al Jamil

Treasurer/ Membership Secretary – Deborah Jones

Website – Sophie Coulombeau and Trudie Messent

Communications and Minutes Secretary – Trudie Messent

Bursary – Gillian Skinner and Francesca Saggini

Conference – Cassie Ulph

  1. Bursary/ Fellowship at McGill
  2. Conference
  3. Possible visit to St. Pauls, Deptford
  4. A Book Talk
  5. AOB and date for AGM 2019

 

 

Previous Event : Talk on Frances Burney by Miriam Al Jamil on Thursday 13 September 2018

‘Frances Burney (1752-1840): The wit, insight and courage of a Georgian writer’

Mecure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel, London Road, Mickleham, Dorking RH5 6BX

Frances Burney’s novels, plays, prolific journals and letters make her an important figure in 18th century literature. This talk will focus on and explore the years of her residence in Bookham and Westhumble. Frances Burney married Alexandre d’Arblay in July 1793 at St. Michael’s Church, Mickleham, and spent the next nine years living a frugal but contented life nearby. The financial success of her third novel, Camilla (1796), was their means of survival since d’Arblay was a dispossessed refugee from Revolutionary France. The talk by Miriam Al Jamil of the Burney Society looks back at Frances’ life before her marriage, at her five years as Keeper of the Robes to Queen Charlotte, and at her first novels and plays. These works shed light on 18th century society, its values and concerns, as well as the part intellectual women played in cultural life. It is only in the last few decades after serious reassessment that Fanny Burney assured her place in the canon of English Literature. This talk tells her story in her own words as far as possible.

This event was organised by heritage open days.

https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/frances-burney-1752-1840-the-wit-insight-and-courage-of-a-georgian-writer

Burney Society UK Conference 2019

Locating the Burneys: from the Margins to the Mainstream.

Conference of the Burney Society (UK) 

Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, 30 July-1 August 2019

Call for Papers

The narrative of the Burney family’s social ascent is a familiar one to scholars of the late eighteenth century. Yet the well-rehearsed tale of Charles Burney’s climb from provincial poverty to relative fame and fortune in London, raising his family into the ranks of the middle classes in the process, conveniently mythologises both the Burneys and the metropolis itself.  This conference will consider how the Burneys and their circle engaged with or constructed narratives of marginality and/or centrality; their relationship to marginal and/or mainstream culture and society; and the imaginative use they made of such categories. Broad interpretations of these concepts are welcomed.

Proposals are invited for 20 minute (max) papers on the theme of ‘Locating the Burneys: from the Margins to the Mainstream’.

Suggested topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Official, professional or establishment identities
  • Social and Cultural identities
  • Geographical margins: within and beyond the Metropolis
  • Literary Genre(s)
  • Moving between the margins and the mainstream
  • Marginal figures
  • Marginalia
  • The Burneys in the Archive
  • Burneys in relation to other authors

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted as an email attachment in MS Word to burneysocietyuk@gmail.com.  You should also include a 250-word biographical statement. Please use your surname as the document title.  The abstract should be in the following format: (1) Title; (2) Presenter(s); (3) Institutional Affiliation, where applicable; (4) Contact email address; (5) Abstract; (6) Biographical Statement.

The deadline for receipt of all proposals is January 31, 2019. We will attempt to notify all correspondents before February 28 regarding the status of their submission.

Conference details.

Practicalities: Bishop Grosseteste University is located close to the historic Cathedral quarter in uphill Lincoln, a picturesque medieval city in the East Midlands accessible by rail and road from all major networks. On-site accommodation will be available at BGU for the duration of the conference. We will be providing more detailed practical information closer to the event, meanwhile further information about the local area can be found at http://www.visitlincoln.com.

Burney Society UK: Annual General Meeting 2018

The 2018 AGM will be held on Saturday 6 October 2018 at Notre Dame University in central London.

AGM Agenda will be posted on this website in advance. Please send any suggested agenda items to burneysocietyuk@gmail.com

Following the AGM a paper will be given by Joseph Morissey, who has just published a book on Women’s Domestic Activity in the Romantic-period Novel: Dangerous Occupations (Palgrave, 2018).  Joseph will be speaking on Burney, taking his theme from the subject of his book.