Tom Furniss: Conference Papers
'Edmund Burke: Bourgeois Revolutionary in a Radical Crisis,' at the Radical Philosophy conference, Polytechnic of Central London, November 1988.
'Thomas Paine: Rhetoric in Revolution/Revolution in Rhetoric,' at the 'Romanticism and Revolution' conference, Lancaster University, July 1989.
'Burke and Wollstonecraft: Gender in Revolution,' at 'The French Revolution and British Culture' conference, University of Leicester, July 1989.
'Anatomy and Destiny: The Limits of Wollstonecraft's Bourgeois Feminism,' at the '1789: Prose/Discourse/Politics' conference, University of Leeds, September 1989.
'Approaching the Sublime: A Critical Encounter,' to the Modern Critical Theory Group (Scotland), Stirling University, 24 November 1990.
'Wordsworth's Early Prospects: The Politics of Vision and Revision,' at the BARS/University of Wales Colloquium on 'Romanticism and the Picturesque,' Gregynog, June-July 1991.
'Reading Blake's Europe in Contemporary Europe: Literature, Politics, and the Responsibilities of Reading,' Department of English Language and Literature, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, September 1992.
'Edmund Burke's Aesthetic Ideology: The Arbitrary Power of Language,' to the 'Burke, Ireland and Enlightenment' seminar, Depts of History and English, University College Dublin, October 1992.
'Mary Wollstonecraft: Woman as Exile in Late-Eighteenth-Century Europe', Dept of English and American Studies, Charles University, Prague, November 1992.
'Mary Wollstonecraft: Woman as Exile in Late-Eighteenth-Century Europe', at the British Association for Romantic Studies international conference on Romanticism and Nationalism, University of Strathclyde, July 1993.
'Mary Wollstonecraft: Woman as Exile in Late-Eighteenth-Century Europe', Departments of English and History, University of York, February 1994.
'Teaching Poetry in the Undergraduate Classroom', Rutgers University, New Jersey, April 1995.
'Speaking of Things as they Are: The Roles of Figurative Language in Locke's Epistemology' - invited plenary speaker at the 'Romantic Empiricism' conference, University of Central England, Birmingham, November 1996.
Invited responder to Seamus Deane, Burke Bicentennial Conference, Trinity College, Dublin, July 1997.
'Mary Wollstonecraft: In Search of Imagined Communities', European Romanticism Seminar, University of Glasgow, November 1998.
'From Tragedy to Farce? The Second Coming of Revelation in the Romantic Period', at the British Association for Romantic Studies International Conference on 'Romantic Revelations', Keele University, 29 July - 1 August 1999.
'The Handwriting on the Wall: Sublime Radical Nationalism in Major John Cartwright's Take Your Choice!', at the Romantic Nationalisms 1750-1850 Conference, University of Surrey Roehampton, 28 June to 1 July 2001.
'Rousseau: Enlightened Critic of the Enlightenment': invited speaker at The Enlightenment World symposium, University of Aberdeen, 12-15 April, 2002.
'Reading Stories: The Problematic Nature of Eighteenth-Century Children's Literature in Locke, Rousseau and Day', at the Romantic-Era Writing for Children Conference, Institute of English Studies, University of London, 29 May, 2004.
'Our Neighbours Observe and We Explain: Moses Mendelssohn's Critical Encounter with Edmund Burke's Aesthetics': invited speaker at the Reception of Edmund Burke in Europe conference, University of London Senate House, 5 November 2004.
'Our Neighbours Observe and We Explain: Moses Mendelssohn's Critical Encounter with Edmund Burke's Aesthetics', Departmental Research Seminar, Department of English, University of Glasgow, 7 December 2004.
'Plum-Pudding Stone and the Romantic Sublime: The Landscape and Geology of the Trossachs in The Statistical Account of Scotland (1791-99)', Romantic Localities: First Joint Conference of the British Association for Romantic Studies and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Englische Romantik, Internationales Begegnungszentrum der Wissenschaft, München, 21-24 February 2008.
'Romantic Geology: James Hutton's 1788 "Theory of the Earth"', Romantic Science Conference, Research Centre for Literature, Arts and Science, at Glamorgan, 12 September 2008.
‘The Circulatory Systems of a Self-perpetuating Organic Ecosystem: James Hutton's 1788 "Theory of the Earth"', Romantic Circulations: British Association for Romantic Studies 11th Biennial International Conference, Roehampton University, 23-26 July 2009.
‘“A Place Much Celebrated in England”: The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park before The Lady of the Lake’, Sir Walter Scott, The Trossachs and the Tourists: The Association for Scottish Literary Studies Annual Conference in collaboration with The Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority, Carrochan, Balloch, 5-6 June 2010 (invited speaker).
‘The Literary Wonders of Loch Lomond: Defoe to Dorothy Wordsworth’: Strathblane Heritage Society, 16 March, 2011 (invited speaker).
‘James Hutton’s Geological Tours of Scotland: Romanticism, Textual Strategies, and the Scientific Quest’: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, Glasgow University, 3 December 2010.
‘The Literary Wonders of Loch Lomond: Defoe to Dorothy Wordsworth’: Strathblane Heritage Society, Wednesday 16 March, 2011.
‘James Hutton’s Geological Tours of Scotland’: Strathblane Heritage Society, 14 November, 2012 (invited speaker).
‘“Operations of Nature Past my Skill to Unfold”: Geological Observations in Thomas Pennant’s Natural History Tours of Scotland’: Multi-disciplinary Workshop on Thomas Pennant’s Tours of Wales and Scotland, hosted by the University of Glasgow and the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, University of Glasgow, 1-2 February 2013.