CFP: [18th] CFP: Writings of the Long Restoration

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Kamille Stone Stanton
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I am inviting proposals for papers on an approved panel entitled “The
Long Restoration: Literature and Culture, 1649-1737″ at the Southeastern
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference to take place
at Auburn University, February 14-17, 2008. This panel hopes to expand
our understanding of the social positionings of British writings composed
or published during the years surrounding the Restoration of the monarchy.

>From the beheading of King Charles I in 1649, the catalyst for the
seventeenth-century’s best-selling book, Eikon Basilike (1649), to the
Stage Licensing Act of 1737, which resulted in the closing of most of
London’s small and fringe theaters, the years increasingly known as the
Long Restoration Period were a fertile time for prose, poetry and drama.
This panel invites papers that explore literature composed or published
during the period, especially those alert to literature’s political,
social, scientific, religious or cultural contexts. Writings during this
period were often part of a discursive thread of social commentary, in
which authors, male and female, sought to participate. By focusing on a
selection of writings and their contexts, this panel hopes to trace these
discursive threads for a better understanding of this prolific period of
socially engaged literature and culture.

Proposals should be sent to the Panel Chair, Kamille Stone Stanton, any time before October 1, 2007.

Details about the conference can be found at the conference website:

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