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The University of Southampton
Southampton Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies

About us

On 16 October 2008 the Southampton Centre for Eighteenth Century studies (SCECS) was launched at Chawton House Library.

Members of the group have expertise in areas including Jane Austen, gender theory, women's writing, Gothic literature, eighteenth-century fiction, political economy, eighteenth-century philosophical aesthetics, Anglo-French female literary networks, slavery and abolition in the Atlantic world, gardens, landscape and aesthetics, education, crime and criminality, and writing for children.

Recent publications from staff in eighteenth-century studies can be found on the Publications page.

In addition, scholars at Southampton and Chawton have initiated a number of publication projects, among them the Chawton House Library Series, published by Pickering & Chatto.



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