LAPASEC: Landau-Paris Symposia on the Eighteenth Century

LAPASEC has long been familiar to many eighteenth-century scholars as a well-loved series of French-German conferences. Its primary focus is the literature and culture of the British Isles in the long eighteenth century, but it is also open to eighteenth-century topics relating to France, Germany and further afield.

The LAPASEC conference series was initiated in 2003 by Peter Wagner (University of Koblenz-Landau) and Frédéric Ogée (Université Paris 7 - Denis Diderot), hence the name LAPASEC for Landau-Paris Symposia on the Eighteenth Century. Later, Christoph Houswitschka (Bamberg) became the German convenor.

In 2022, Christoph Houswitschka passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Christoph Heyl took over as German convenor, while at the same time, Rémy Duthille and Tristan Coignard from the Université Bordeaux Montaigne became the new French convenors. Together, we hope to continue LAPASEC for many years to come.

More information on previous conferences can be found here:

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We are honoured to be funded by the Université franco-allemande / Deutsch-Französische Hochschule / Franco-German University (FGU), a network of affiliated universities from France, Germany and other countries. For more information on the FGU, please click here.

The LAPASEC conference series

Conference Proceedings

Selected papers of LAPASEC conferences are included in proceedings published by WVT (Trier). For a list of volumes, please click here.

In Memoriam: Christoph Houswitschka

Professor Christoph Houswitschka (Bamberg), who had only recently taken over as German convenor from Peter Wagner, passed away all of a sudden on 10 February 2022. He will be dearly missed. Please click here to read the heartfelt obituary written by his colleagues at the Chair of British Literature at the University of Bamberg.