The Defoe Society

Fig 3 AUTHOR - Daniel DefoeIf your paper or panel is accepted you are required to register as a member of the society. For more details about the society and how to become a member go to the society’s website.



The society, an international body, was formed in 2006 in order to achieve the following:

  1. To facilitate discussions and exchanges between Defoe scholars;
  2. To encourage Defoe scholarship through the organization of academic panels, the eventual establishment of regular meetings, and the creation of an informal newsletter;
  3. To build a website, on which will be posted an ongoing database of new Defoe publications;
  4. To establish a relationship with libraries with significant Defoe collections, and to seek to access, and to post on our site, select primary documents shared by those libraries;
  5. To discuss pedagogy in relation to Defoe’s corpus and;
  6. To encourage increased public awareness of Defoe and his work.



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