Saturday 2 June 2018

York St John University, School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy


Keynote Speaker:

Dr Daniel Cook, University of Dundee


8.30 – 9.30 Registration and Refreshments (de Grey Foyer)

9.30 – 10.50 Panel 1: Women and Eighteenth-Century Satire (DG/017)

Katie Snow. “Failures of Femininity: Representations of Transgressive Maternity in Late Eighteenth-Century Satirical Prints”

Grainne O’Hare. “Nasty Women: Caricature, Calumny, and Celebrity”

Rayna Rosenova. “The Sylphid and Mary Robinson’s Social Critique”

10.50 – 11.10 Refreshments (de Grey Foyer)

11-10 – 12.30 Panel 2: Satire In Extremis (DG/017)

Alice Monter. “’The Very War is Made for Peace’: Uses of Satire and Plain Speech in Shaping the Narrative of British Peace Negotiations with France 1711-1714”

Phillip Cortes. “Satire and Passion, The Lash and the Flesh”

Penny Pritchard. “Dying For More Readers: Satire in the Early Modern Funeral Sermon”

12.30 – 1.30 Lunch Break

Please feel free to explore the cafés and lunch spots nearby in the historic city of York before we reconvene at 1.30.

1.30 – 2.50 Panel 3: Cultures of Satire (DG/017)

Karen Williams. “’They Are Such As Children Will Not Understand’: Satire in Early Nineteenth-Century Children’s Literature”

Steve Folan. “Oscar Wilde v. The Establishment”

Alice Brumby. “Tommy Talk: War Hospital Magazines and the Cartoons of Satire,  Resilience, and Healing”

3.00 – 4.00 Panel 4: Satire: Cycles and Traditions (DG/017)

Morgan Daniels. “Satire as History, History as Satire”

Ashleigh Whittle. “Fifteen Million Merits: Digitalising Our Brand at the Expense of the Self”

4.00 – 4.20 Refreshments (de Grey foyer)

4.20 – 5.50 Keynote and Closing Remarks: Dr Daniel Cook, “Swift and Satire” (DG/017)

5.50-6.30 Wine Reception (courtesy of the York St John University School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy)

After the conference closes, we will be adjourning to York’s Eighteenth-Century Assembly Rooms (now an Ask Italian). All are welcome: please email Adam at if you would like to join us for a meal.