CFP: Genres of Experience and Genres of History: Eighteenth-Century Texts as Archive, Historiography and Fiction (9/15/06; ASECS

full name / name of organization: 
ojokic_at_umich.edu
contact email: 
ojokic@umich.edu

We invite contributions to the ASECS 2007 seminar

“Genres of Experience and Genres of History: Eighteenth-Century Texts
as Archive, Historiography and Fiction”

This seminar invites scholars from different disciplines to ponder how
their fields imagine connections between texts of historiography and
texts of literature in their own work. Seeking to put into conversation
the wealth of literary scholars’ contributions to the study of
eighteenth-century colonialism, and the rigorous effort of social
scientists and historians to establish compelling narratives about the
past, we particularly welcome papers that inquire into colonialist
constitution and historiographical reconstitution of empires by means
of writing and documentation as aides in discerning between fact and
fiction.

We especially encourage papers that examine the creation of reading
canons for literary and historical study around languages of nations
which serve to limit the disciplines’ spheres of interest. In
anticipation of consequences of this conversation between disciplines
for teaching methodologies, we invite models and suggestions for
acknowledging the contacts between fact and fiction in literary, social
and cultural histories in the classroom.

ASECS 2007 http://asecs.press.jhu.edu/2007annualmtg.htm

Please email inquiries and proposals (attachment and plain text in the
email) by September 15, 2006 to

Olivera Jokic
University of Michigan
ojokic_at_umich.edu

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