MWASECS 2012 October 11-13

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Midwestern American Society for 18th-Century Studies

The Midwestern American Society for 18th-Century Studies (MWASECS)invites paper and panel proposals for its annual meeting, Oct. 11-14 2012. Abstracts of 250-500 words should be sent by June 15 to Karen Ray (conference program chair) or Susan Spencer (MWASECS president).

The conference topic is Emergence / Emergents / Emerging in the Long Eighteenth Century. Among others, topics could include the novel, humane comedy, women's drama, travel literature, women travelers, slavery, democracy, Mozart, Romanticism, &c. We welcome traditional 20-minute paper presentations as well as more innovative formats such as round table discussions, and performances, &c.

The meeting will take place at Madison's Inn on the Park in Capitol Square, a lovely downtown hotel with a view of the capitol building. We have secured a conference rate of $119/night.

MWASECS is an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to all aspects of the "long" eighteenth century, 1660-1830.