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UPDATE: The Contractual Imperative in 18th Century Britain (9/15/05; ASECS, 3/30/06-4/2/06)

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Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:47pm
Stephen_Meagher_at_baruch.cuny.edu

Perhaps "imperative" seems too insistent a term to describe the spread of
contractual logic and rhetoric in the English 18th century; yet, the "will
to influence the behavior of another" is evident in 18th century
periodicals, conduct manuals and novels. Are there terms that better
describe this phenomena, or analyses that better illuminate it?

CFP: Cruel and Unusual Mothers in the Eighteenth Century (10/25/05; SCSECS, 2/23/06-2/26/06)

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Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Mesa-Pelly, Judith

CFP: South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
 
Cocoa Beach, Florida, 23-26 February 2006
 
 
"'Monsters of inhumanity': Mothers, Cruel and Unusual"
 
Proposals from all disciplines invited on cruel or unusual mothers in fact or fiction. Possible topics include: infanticide, child abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, mothers with unusual professions, very young or very old mothers, extraordinary births, or other types of mothers whose lifestyle or mothering practices may have been cruel, illegal, or just out of the mainstream.
 
250-word proposals, email preferred, by 25 October 2005 to mesapellyj_at_apsu.edu
 
Judith Broome
Department of Languages and Literature

CFP: Intersections: Traffic and Transportation in the Early Modern Period & The Representation of Subtle Bodies (10/1/05; jo

updated: 
Sunday, September 4, 2005 - 12:46pm
Todd, R.K.

I should be grateful if the following calls for papers could be posted =
on your site. As you will see, Intersections is a series of primary =
interest to scholars working in the early modern period.

START TEXT:

CALL FOR PAPERS - Intersections vol. 8 and 9

Vol. 8: Traffic and transportation in the Early Modern Period Vol. 9: =
Spirits Unseen: The Representation of Subtle Bodies in Early Modern =
European Culture [please scroll down]

UPDATE: Narratives in English by Women Explorers and Travellers 1700-1940 (France) (9/20/05; 2/3/06-2/4/06)

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Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:35pm
bijon

Deadline extended:

UPDATE/CFP: Narratives in English by Women Explorers and Travellers
1700-1940 (France) (9/20/05; 2/3/06-2/4/06)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
FEBRUARY 3-4, 2006
UNIVERSITY OF SAINT-ETIENNE (FRANCE)

    While 18th and 19th century women were usually confined to the domestic
and national spheres some women indulged their dreams and travelled to
unexplored territories: their journeys to the Orient (Lady Montagu, Lady
Blunt, Gertrude Bell, Amelia Edwards, Freya Stark), to India (Emily Eden,
Fanny Parks), to America (Isabella Bird, Clara Bromley, France Trollope), to
Africa (Mary Kingsley) or to Australia (Daisy Bates) gave rise to
narratives.

CFP: Eighteenth-Century Multitudes (9/15/05; ASECS, 3/30/06-4/2/06)

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Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:42am
Wolfram Schmidgen

ASECS Panel, Montreal 2006
"Eighteenth-Century Multitudes"
        
        
Current developments in our field force us to rethink widely accepted
paradigms in eighteenth-century studies. Dror Wahrman's The Making of
the Modern Self, for example, fundamentally revises our assumptions
about the singularity of modern forms of identity. Recent theorizing
about 'multitude' by Toni Negri, Michael Hardt, Paolo Virno and others
has widened the possibilities for reimagining agency and identity
further. This panel wants to take advantage of these developments and
explore the role of the plural, the multiple, and the collective in
eighteenth-century culture and history. If the philosophical concern

CFP: Sex, Secularism & Enlightenment (9/15/05; ASECS, 3/30/06-4/2/06)

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Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Lori Branch

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
37th Annual Meeting
Montreal, Quebec, March 30-April 2, 2006

Session Title: "Sex, Secularism and Enlightenment"

In <Formations of the Secular>, Talal Asad has described secularism as a
political ideology that took shape in the nineteenth century, based on the
concept of "the secular" that coalesced in early modernity and the
eighteenth century. What role did sex and gender play in this
conceptualization of the secular, in religious and non-religious texts and
identities? What are the sexualized components of a secular identity or
subjectivity? How do they impact the transformation of religious
identities in the period?

CFP: The Contractual Imperative in 18th Century Britain (9/15/05; ASECS, 3/30/06-4/2/06)

updated: 
Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:40pm
Stephen_Meagher_at_baruch.cuny.edu

This panel will explore the ways in which the logic of contract and the
rhetoric of promise permeate and organize British culture in the eighteenth
century. Victoria Kahn's Wayward Contracts is one of the more noteworthy
recent studies that interpret the ways in which this logic and rhetoric
contribute to cultural formation. Her formulation of contract as a "new
poetics of the subject" is one of many possible engagements with this
theme.
In the past decade the cultural, marriage, mimetic, sociable, social and
racial contracts have received comment and analysis.
This panel welcomes one to two page proposals that address the history and

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