11th Biennial Conference Of The Charles Brockden Brown Society

“Migration, Diaspora, Circulation, and Translation”

Dublin, Ireland

October 5-7, 2017

Our conference site in Dublin calls to mind issues of migration, immigration, emigration, colonization, revolution, and other changes that result from the movement of people, ideas, and things from one place to another. Such issues were significant in colonial and early national American writing and thought in the long eighteenth century. The current global migration crisis and the recent &dquot;Brexit&dquot; vote makes these topics timely for reappraisal: as millions of migrants and asylum seekers cross into Europe, the world confronts questions about borders, resources, community, poverty, wealth, understanding of cultural differences, and human rights. The Eleventh Biennial Conference of the Charles Brockden Brown Society invites papers on all aspects of diaspora, migration, circulation, and translation in the long eighteenth century.

Download: Conference Program


(1) All conference participants must also be members of the Charles Brockden Brown Society (a separate transaction from the conference registration below). You can join or renew your membership here.

(2) To register for the conference, please use the PayPal options below. You will have to perform separate transactions for registration and the conference dinner (be careful to select each option only ONCE to avoid double billing).

Registration options (all amounts in USD)

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If you prefer to pay for your registration and/or dinner with a check, then please write a check for the appropriate amount to Charles Brockden Brown Society and mail to:

Fritz Fleischmann
Hollister 310
Babson College
Babson Park, MA 02457


The conference will take place at the Clinton Institute for American Studies at University College Dublin, Belfield House, Belfield, Dublin 4.

Rooms have been reserved at the conference rate of €169BB at the Mespil Hotel, Mespil Road, Dublin 4. Please reference the reservation code UCDE041017 and note that booking can only be made with the hotel directly either by telephone or email reservations@leehotels.com / +353 1 4884600. Please book as soon as possible, as we have a limited number of secured reservations.


As in years past, The Charles Brockden Brown Society will host a conference dinner on Saturday evening (October 7). This year we will be dining at Bang (a Dublin reseraturant focused on local and seasonal food). Cost of dinner will be $30 and the menu will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Please make reservations through PayPal above or include with your check.



Call for Papers