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Conference - Maria Edgeworth 250

6-8th of December 2018. Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

To  mark  the  250th  anniversary  of  the  birth  of  Maria  Edgeworth,   we  call  for papers  that  respond  to  her  life  and  writing  across  its  full range and  scope. As  well as  papers  that  address  Edgeworth’s  innovative  writing  for  the  young,  her  essays  on education  and  her  ambitious  and original novels,  we  also  invite  contributions that discuss  the  wider  intellectual,  social  and  political  world  of  the  Edgeworth  family.
Please send abstracts of 250-300 words by 13th April to

Call for papers


Portrait of the Edgeworth Family
Adam Buck
18th century, 1787
Coloured pencil, watercolour and graphite on paper
Sheet: 25.1 x 30.4 cm
Photo © National Gallery of Ireland