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 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.

PAST EVENTS – Symposium 2018

Eventbrite banner edit‘Making Connections: Burney, Johnson, Thrale & Walpole’ 

Monday 2 July 2018 at Dr Johnson’s House, Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE

This was a Burney Society UK Event, to which all Burney & Johnson Society members were welcome. Tickets were  £25, plus £1.71 booking fee, to include refreshments, lunch and wine reception.

FINAL REVISED PROGRAMME  (Revised July 2018)

10.30 Registration, coffee.
10.50 Welcome and introduction: Miriam Al Jamil
11.00 Keynote: Peter Sabor, ‘From Johnson’s Fanny and Queeney to Mme d’Arblay and Lady Keith: The Arc of a Sixty-year Friendship’.
12.00 Sophie Coulombeau: ‘Life is a Magic Lanthorn: The Lives of Hester Thrale Piozzi’.
12.30 Cassie Ulph: ‘After Mrs. Thrale. Hester Piozzi in Later life’.
1.00 Lunch
2.00 Lorna Clark: ‘All the dear Burneys, Little and Great’.
2.30 Gillian Skinner: ‘Burney, Walpole and the Tragedy of Incest’.
3.00 Break
3.30  Kate Chisholm: ‘Why Dr Johnson can be bad for you’.
4.00 Some current Burney research.  Miriam al Jamil: ‘From a lost house, collection and reputation: a Burney survival’; and Roger Massie, ‘Burney and Beethoven’. (This time-slot may be subject to revision)
4.30 Break
4.40 Celine Luppo McDaid, curator of Dr Johnson’s House: Summary
4.50 Reception.  Thanks and Round table discussion
5.30 Close

If you have any queries please email us at burneysocietyuk@gmail.com

Burney Society UK Bursary 2019

Burney Society UK Research Bursary

The Burney Society UK is very pleased to invite applications for a Research Bursary for the 2019 academic year. The Bursary is open to a doctoral student or an independent scholar who is a member of the Burney Society UK and is currently researching any aspect of the life and work of Frances Burney and/or any of her family and/or wider circle. (To become a member of the Society, go to https://burneysociety.wordpress.com/category/membership/).

An award of £300 will be made towards travel, accommodation and living expenses for a research visit to a UK library, archive or similar research facility. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver a paper on their work at a future Burney Society UK AGM or, if that’s not possible, to write a report for the Society’s newsletter.

To apply, please send a CV and a completed application form (which includes a statement of research of no more than 1000 words that makes clear its relation to Burney and/or members of her family and/or her wider circle) by email to burneysocietyuk@gmail.com. Application forms can be found on our new website by following this link.

2019 Bursary Application form

 

Deadline: 30th April 2019. The winner will be announced in June and the successful applicant will generally be expected to undertake the research trip by the end of December 2019 at the latest.

 

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2018 Annual General Meeting

 

 

 

Previous Events

2017 Annual General Meeting

The 2017 AGM was held on 7th October 2017 at Notre Dame University, 1 Suffolk Street, London SW17 4HG, next to the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square. Following the AGM there was a talk by member Daniel Waterfield titled ‘”My brain is on fire!” Religious toleration after The Gordon Riots in Burney’s Cecilia.’ Dan is approaching his third year of a PhD at Queens’ College Cambridge, writing on Frances Burney and Anglican womanhood. His interest in Frances Burney stems from his MA at the University of Liverpool, where he wrote a dissertation on Catholicism in Burney’s novels.

Please click on links below for Documentation from 2017 AGM

2017 Minutes with Appended 2019 Conference information

Acting Chairman’s Report 2017

Daniel Waterfield Talk 

 

Documentation from 2016 AGM

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chairmans-report-2016

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