ASECS Seminar, "Eighteenth-Century 'Englishness' in German," 18-21 March 2010
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Call for Papers: Seminar at ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)
"Eighteenth-Century 'Englishness' in German: 'Engellands delicater Bücher-Geschmack kan schon eine gute Meynung von diesem Buche erwecken'"
Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 18-21, 2010
Conference website: http://asecs.press.jhu.edu/2010%20Annual%20Meeting-1.html
German literary history commonly emphasizes the eighteenth-century "discovery" of the English book and English culture. This seminar explores German constructions of the "new world" of Englishness in a space long dominated by Frenchness. Across the long eighteenth century (roughly 1680 to 1815) what was the work that "Englishness" accomplished in German-language literary, philosophical and material texts? Jointly, papers will consider how older maps of literary history may be recharted to account for transnational topographies.
Deadline for submissions: 21 September 2009 (participants will be notified by 30 September 2009)
Please send proposals up to 500 words for 20-minute papers as an attached Word file to the seminar organiser,
Bethany Wiggin, firstname.lastname@example.org