1759: MAKING AND UNMAKING EMPIRES

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Canadian and Northeast American Societies for 18th-Century Studies
contact email: 
confe18c@uottawa.ca

CALL FOR PANELS AND PAPERS

Call for Panels and Papers for a conference to be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 5-8 November 2009

on the theme

1759: MAKING AND UNMAKING EMPIRES

1759: DES EMPIRES QUI SE FONT ET SE DÉFONT

Plenary Speakers: Fred Anderson (University of Colorado, Boulder) and Alain Beaulieu (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Deadline: 1 May 2009

Proposals are invited for papers and panels. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• the Seven Years' War: the first global conflict
• impact of the war on the aboriginal peoples of North America, the inhabitants of New France and subsequently French Canada, British settlers in America and, later, English Canada, and the future destiny of the American colonies
• empire, globalization, and commerce and commercial rivalry
• the cultural impact of the war, including literary and artistic representations
• waging war in the eighteenth century: practices and representations
• Anglo-French relations in the eighteenth century: cultural emulations and imperial rivalries
• cultural cosmopolitanism in the eighteenth century: travel, artistic connoisseurship, literary and scientific correspondence, literary translation, etc.
• cultural anniversaries: the birth of Samuel Johnson in 1709; Robert Burns and Friedrich Schiller in 1759; the death of Georg Friedrich Handel in 1759; the suppression in France of the Encyclopédie in 1759; and the publication in 1759 Burke's Philosophical Enquiry (2nd edition), Johnson's Rasselas, Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, Sterne's Tristram Shandy (vols. 1-2), and Voltaire's Candide, etc.

For further information, go to: http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~18cconf/index.html

As is traditional with CSECS and NEASECS, proposals not on the conference theme are also welcome..

Proposals for papers (150 words) or panels (of 3 or 4 papers) should be sent by email by:

1 May 2009
to

Frans De Bruyn
confe18c@uottawa.ca
Department of English
University of Ottawa
347—70 av. Laurier Ave. E.,
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA, K1N 6N5
tel: +1 (613) 562-5770
fax: +1 (613) 562-5990

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