Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2013

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Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Conference
London Ontario October 16-19, 2013


Call for Panels, Roundtables, and Papers:

The Enlightenment has resurfaced as a vital site for the study of the long eighteenth century. As the ideological critique of humanism and universalism has subsided, a variety of projects ranging from a digitization of the early modern republic of letters, to the "Re-Enlightenment" of knowledge formation for the twenty-first century, to studies of local, radical, religious, and many other enlightenments have been undertaken. Enlightenment Constellations explores this plurality of possibilities. We seek panels and papers on a range of eighteenth-century ideas, discourses, and practices that speak to the expansion and rejuvenation of enlightenment.

Deadline March 1, 2013
Panel topics or paper topics may include:

Animal and Human Nature(s)
Communication Networks
Histories of Science
Enlightenment Fictions: Prose, Poetry or Drama
Aesthetics and Poetics
Secularism and Religion
Ancients and Moderns
Education in Theory and Practice
Knowledge Production
Book History
Postcolonial Enlightenment
Liberty and Slavery
Racial and Stadial Theories
European Enlightenment and Globalism
Digital Humanities

As is traditional for CSECS, proposals not on the conference theme will also be considered.
Please send 200-300 word abstracts by March 1, 2013 and let the organizers know of any audio- visual needs.


Alison Conway and Mary Helen McMurran
Department of English
UC 173
Western University
1151 Richmond St.
London ON N6A 3K7