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The World of Swift; Swift and his World. A Celebratory Conference

24/11/2017 - 25/11/2017

The Irish Studies Research Centre, the Institute of English Studies, and Spechel (The Society for the Popularisation of English Culture and of Hungarian Culture in the English Language Medium) are organizing a conference dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the birth of Jonathan Swift. The conference will be held on 24-25 November 2017, at the University of Pécs. In 2017, we also celebrate the 650th anniversary of Hungary’s first university, founded in Pécs in 1367, which we honour with this professional event, too.

Thematic areas:

The writings of Swift

Swift and the Protestant ethos

Swift the clergyman

Swift and late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century politics

Aspects of Ireland and Anglo-Irish Literature in the eighteenth century

Swift’s contemporaries: literary and social connections, direct and indirect

Swift and the neoclassical tradition

Gender issues in Swift

Adaptations and re-writings of Swift’s works

The reception of Swift in Europe and North America

The popular press and street literature at the time of Swift


On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Gabriella Hartvig

Dept. of English Literatures and Cultures

University of Pécs



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