The Eighteenth-Century Novel in the History of Romance (12/1/09; 2/25-27/10)
Following recent literary historians who have argued for a "geographically wider, historically longer, and more morphologically diverse" history of the novel, this panel will consider the eighteenth-century British novel in the context of romance, a genre organized by translation and formal variety. What does the "novel" look like if we adopt the heuristic of "romance" and its long, transnational, and less modern contexts?
proposals due 12/1/09
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting
February 25-27, 2010
Salt Lake City, Utah