"Poisons in the 18th Century" SCSECS 13-15 Feb 2014- Galveston TX

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South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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The topic of this panel will be poison: literal and metaphorical poisons; real and imagined poisons; newly-discovered poisons; cures and treatments for poisons; poisons used for medicinal purposes; cosmetics and poisons; poisonous plants; poison and food; poisoning as crime; poison and gender; representations of poisonings in drama, fiction, poetry, medical books, and legal writings; and other uses and abuses of poisons in the long eighteenth century.

250-word proposals by JANUARY 8, 2014 to broomej1@wpunj.edu .

Judith Broome
Department of English
William Paterson University
Wayne NJ 07470