SCSECS 2017, Salt Lake City (Update)

deadline for submissions: 
December 5, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Salt Lake City, Feb. 16-18, 2017)
contact email: 

The deadline for paper proposals for SCSECS 2017 (Salt Lake City, Feb. 16-18) has been extended to Dec. 5, 2016. Information about the conference venue and a preliminary list of panels can be seen on the conference website ( Proposals for complete panels will still be accepted and can be sent to Brett McInelly (

The theme for this year's conference is "The Instructive Enlightenment."

Our plenary speakers include Dr. Nick Mason, professor of Enlgish at BYU, and Dr. Michael Brown, professor of history at the Univesity of Aberdeen (UK). Dr. Mason's talk is entitled “Instructive or Destructive?: 18th-Century Forestry Theory, Invasive Species, and Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes.” Dr. Brown's will speak on “Teaching the Nation: Political Identity and Social Education in the Work of Maria Edgeworth.”