Keynote speakers

Dr Daniel Cook, University of Dundee

Daniel Cook specializes in 18th- and 19th-century English, Scottish, and Irish literature, as well as book history and literary property more broadly. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge with a thesis on the reception history of ‘the marvellous boy’ Thomas Chatterton. This forms the basis of his first monograph, Thomas Chatterton and Neglected Genius, 1760-1830 (Palgrave, 2013). He has also published articles on a range of topics in Philological QuarterlyReview of English StudiesEighteenth-Century IrelandThe Library, and other leading journals. He has recently co-edited (with N. Seager) The Afterlives of Eighteenth-Century Fiction (Cambridge University Press, 2015). He is the founder of the Authorship and Appropriation Research Network.

Prof. Wojciech Nowicki, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin

Wojciech Nowicki is Associate Professor in the Anglo-Irish Department of Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland. His book-length publications include The Picaresque Hero in a Sordid World: A Study of the Early Novels of T. Smollett (1986) and Awatary szalaństwa: O zjawiskudonkisztotyzmu w powieści angielskiej XVIII wieku [Avatars of Madness: Quixotism in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel, 2008]. His main research area is eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fiction, but his scholarly interests include Anglo-Polish relations, utopia, literary theory and the pedagogy of teaching English literature and culture. He is currently preparing a book-length study of British it-narratives and co-authoring a new history of English literature for Polish readers.

Prof. Alexis Tadié, Paris-Sorbonne University

Alexis Tadié is Professor of English literature at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and a senior research fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France. He is also chair of the Finance & Strategy Committee of the Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford. He is interested in the encounters of English literature when it meets other disciplines such as philosophy or the history of ideas, when it travels to other parts of the world such as India or the Middle East, when it is confronted to social practices such as sports. His Sternean publications include Sterne’s Whimsical Theatres of Language (Ashgate, 2003) as well as a French edition of Tristram Shandy (Éditions Gallimard, 2012). Most recently, he has been the principal investigator of an Agence Nationale de la Recherche-funded programme in the study of quarrels and disputes in Early Modern Europe.