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Monday 2 July
Registration - 9:00–9:15am
Introductory Remarks - 9:15 am

Keynote lecture - 9:30-10:30am
Professor James Raven, University of Essex

‘Certifying Commerce: Jobbing printing and publication for trade in eighteenth-century Britain’

Session 1 - 11:00am-12:45 pm

Public Credit, private interest, and the literary imagination in Britain and France Chair: TBC

Olivier Delers, University of Richmond
‘The Other Rise of the Novel: Imagining Alternative Economies in the Eighteenth-Century French Novel’
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Natalie Roxburgh, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
‘The Two “Publics” of Thomas Bridges’ Adventures of a Bank-Note.’
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Emma Clery, Southampton University
‘Economic Warfare: the Continental System of 1807-12, Public Credit, and Poetic Protest’
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Lunch - 12:45-1:45pm
Session - 2 1:45pm-3.45pm

The Business of Books
Chair: TBC

Dominique Varry, École nationale supérieure des sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques
‘The book-trade through some 18th century French book-sellers' handbooks
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Mark Curran, University of Cambridge
‘The Republic of Books’
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Lise Andries, CNRS-Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne
‘Commerce and literature in Bougainville, Cook and Laperouse’s journals’
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Coffee - 3:45-4:00pm
Session 3 - 4:00–6:00pmPaterson and Pamphleteers
Chair: TBC

Helen Paul, Southampton University
‘Bank of England or the Bank of Land? The pamphlet literature and the national banking project’
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Benjamin Pauley, Eastern Connecticut State University
‘The very navel of the trading world: Darien in British Commercial Fantasy, ca. 1685-1710.’
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Julia Rudolph, North Carolina State University
‘Legal History, the Book Trade, and the Literature of Commerce’
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Exhibition - 6:00-7:00pm
Newnham College Library

Reception 7:00-7:30pm
Conference dinner 7:30pm
Tuesday 3rd of July

Session 4 - 9:00-10:30am

Theatre and Finance
Chair: TBC

Matthew Pagett, University of Pennsylvania
‘Performing Paper: Finance in French Comic Theatre in the early eighteenth century.’
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Catherine Labio, University of Colorado
‘Two Cultures: The Literature(s) of the South Sea and Mississippi Bubbles’
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Coffee 10:30-11:00am
Session 5 - 11:00am-1.00pm

Market Forces and the Modern Author
Chair: TBC

Mikko Tolonen, University of Helsinki and St Andrews University
‘Commercial aspect of Fable of the bees’
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Thierry Rigogne, Fordham University
'The Cafés Literature Made, the Literature Cafés Made: Literature, Authorship, Sociability and Commerce in the French Coffeehouse, 1650-1800'
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Bridget Orr, Vanderbilt University and Clare Hall
‘“To his Pen he owes all his Subsistence”: Authorship, Commerce and Virtue in Colman and Foote’
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Lunch - 1:00-2:00pm
Keynote lecture - 2:00-3:00pm

Professor Joan DeJean, University of Pennsylvania
‘They “suck the very blood of the French people”: The First Financiers’

Tea 3:00-3:30pm
Session 6 - 3:30pm-5:30pm

The Commerce of Books and the Commerce of Ideas
Chair: TBC

Joseph Chaves, University of Northern Colorado
‘The Extent of Commerce: the French and English versions of Crèvecoeur’s Letters’
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Antonella Alimento, University of Pisa
‘The translations as a conduit for the commerce of ideas: the case of the Negotiant Anglois’
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Olivier Tonneau, Cambridge University and Homerton College
‘The evidences against ‘L’Evidence’: Keynes, Galiani and Diderot on the fallacy of naturalistic economics’
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Round table discussion - 5:30-6:00pm
Chaired by Professor John Richetti, Emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania

Champagne Reception - 6:00pm
End of Conference


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Centre for Financial History, Newnham College, Cambridge

Dates: Monday 2nd July – Tuesday 3rd July 2012.

Sponsored by the Newnham College Senior Members Research Fund, the Centre for Financial History, the Trevelyan Fund of the History Faculty and the French Department at the University of Cambridge.



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