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I am inviting proposals for papers on an approved panel entitled â€œThe
Long Restoration: Literature and Culture, 1649-1737â€³ 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-centuryâ€™s best-selling book, Eikon Basilike (1649), to the
Stage Licensing Act of 1737, which resulted in the closing of most of
Londonâ€™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 literatureâ€™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
stonek_at_savstate.edu, any time before October 1, 2007.
Details about the conference can be found at the conference website:
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