CFP: "Representations of Natural Philosophy" (ASECS 18-21 March 2010, Albuquerque, NM)

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Al Coppola
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This session seeks theoretically-informed, historically-particular papers that shed new light on the representation(s) of natural philosophy in the long eighteenth century.

Papers may offer new approaches to the question of how natural philosophical truths were produced, verified, and disseminated, whether to specialist or popular audiences. Submissions are also welcome to consider the ways in which natural philosophy and/or natural philosophers were represented in other cultural discourses. Of particular interest are papers that seek to situate their arguments in traditional or recent theoretical narratives of the nature of representation in our period.

Scholars are encouraged to consider this topic capaciously, and interdisciplinary and non-Anglo approaches are welcome. Please e-mail one-page proposals for 20-minute papers to Al Coppola, John Jay College/CUNY,