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CFP: [18th] World Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Saturday, September 8, 2007 - 8:24pm
Mary Ann Rooks

Papers sought for topics related to World Literature in the eighteenth
century, including (but not limited to) the following: translated texts,
travel narratives, comparative literature, teaching eighteenth-century
World Literatures.

SCSECS is returning to New Orleans this year! Conference meets Feb. 21-
23. Please contact Mary Ann Rooks (doc_rooks_at_yahoo.com) with paper title,
short abstract, and your contact information.

CFP: [18th] ASECS––Portland, OR 3/27–3/30/2008––"WORKING CLASS INTELLECTUAL" IN THE EIGH

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 10:45pm
Aruna Krishnamurthy

This panel will explore the formation of the “working-class intellectual”
in eighteenth century Britain. While Jurgen Habermas famously credits the
eighteenth century with the formation of the bourgeois public sphere,
historians such as E. P. Thompson have focused on a parallel tradition of a
plebeian public sphere that emerged alongside and in response to the
development of middle-class identity. The seminar welcomes submissions that
examine the relationship between these two legacies of the eighteenth
century through the figure of the working-class intellectualâ€"men and women
such as Stephen Duck, Ann Yearsley, and John Thelwall, who hailed from

CFP: [18th] Reseach Methods in Archives (9/15; ASECS)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 6:05pm
Jack Lynch

For ASECS in Portland, I'm running a roundtable, described below.
I'd like to make it both as interdisciplinary as possible and as
practical as possible: anyone who's had to use ingenuity to track
down sources and is willing to share tips is welcome. I'll be
glad to hear also from librarians and archivists, as well as from
people who work on subjects other than English-language printed

Old-Fashioned Archives in a High-Tech Age: A Roundtable on
Research Methods

CFP: [18th] Representations of Jews in the Long Eighteenth Century (ASECS 3/27-3/30/08' 9/15/07)

Friday, August 31, 2007 - 1:02pm
Jeremy Webster

In his article “Juif” for the Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des
sciences, des arts et des métiers, the Chevalier de Jaucourt maintains that
the fate of Europe had become inextricably linked to its treatment of Jews:
“scattered in our day with greater security than they had ever had in all
the countries of Europe where commerce reigns, they have become instruments
by means of which the most distant nations can converse and correspond with
each other.” Jaucourt concludes, “They are like the pegs and nails that one
uses in a great building, and which are necessary to join all of its parts.”

CFP: [18th] 18th-century architecture in literature, art....

Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 8:25pm
Paul J. Young

"Architecture in the Center and in the Margins" (MWASECS, 11/11-11/14/07)

I am looking for one more paper to complete a panel for the MWASECS conference this year, for a
panel on architecture in eighteenth-century art, literature, aesthetic theory, etc.

Possible topics may include:

--Uncanny architecture or haunted spaces

--Architecture and the body

--Seductive architecture (the pleasure house, the petite maison...)

--The architecture of madness and containment

--Unreasonable architecture

--Gardens and exotic spaces

Please send submissions by September 15th to pjy_at_georgetown.edu

Graduate students are welcome to submit.

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

Wednesday, August 22, 2007 - 9:17pm
Kamille Stone Stanton

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.

CFP: [18th] Night Thoughts (9/15/07; ASECS 3/27-30/08)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 7:49pm
Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz

New Light on Night Thoughts

Submissions are sought for a panel at ASECS on Edward Young's Night
Thoughts. Any approach to the poem (or its disappearance from the canon)
is welcome, including discussions of its influence on poetry or the arts

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CFP: [18th] Financial Crises in Art and Literature (9/15/07; ASECS, 3/27-30/08)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 1:57am
Catherine Labio

"Bubbles, Crashes, and Other Financial Crises in Art and Literature"

A session of the 2008 Meeting of the American Society for
Eighteenth-Century Studies (Portland, OR, March 27-30, 2008).

I invite paper proposals dealing with the visual and/or verbal treatments
of the financial crises and innovations that shaped economic and cultural
history in the long eighteenth century. Papers that focus on under-studied
geographical areas, as well as papers written from an interdisciplinary
and/or comparative perspective are particularly welcome.

CFP: [18th] Wild Minds: Mental Restlessness in Eighteenth-Century Literature (ASECS, 3/27-3/30/08; 09/15/07)

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 7:09pm
Natalie Phillips

In Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes claims that some men are born with minds that
move too quickly (1648). Supposedly, such swift-minded men are in danger of
being “snatched from their purpose by everything that comes in their
thought, into so many and so long digressions and parentheses that they
utterly lose themselves.” Almost a century later, however, David Hume
claims that rapid-moving thoughts are an essential part of human nature:
men are “nothing but a bundle or collection of different perceptions, which
succeed each other with an inconceivable rapidity; and are in a perpetual
flux and movement.” What, then, does it mean to think “too fast” in the


Friday, August 17, 2007 - 12:25pm


8-9 December 2007

Institute for Cultural, Social, and Policy Studies

University of Salford, UK


The historicising of eighteenth-century literature in recent years has
culminated in highly contextualised studies of expository prose and
fiction; eighteenth-century poetry has too often been seen as a remote
medium that did not respond to the social, political, and cultural
changes that society underwent. With the (re-)discovery of an alternative
literary canon, more attention is paid to the interaction between form
and ideology.


CFP: [18th] Walking London: Reassessing John Gay's *Trivia* (9/15/07; ASECS 3/27/08-3/30/08)

Friday, August 17, 2007 - 1:43am
James Mulholland

This panel solicits multidisciplinary approaches in an attempt to
understand the many contexts of John Gay’s *Trivia*. It aims to examine
*Trivia* from numerous angles as a way to reveal the socio-historical
assumptions and formal innovations of the poem. The panel, therefore, will
look at the poem as literary representation, as sociological knowledge, and
historical reality (among the many possible approaches). These different
angels and perspectives will triangulate this topic while also testing new
ways of combining literary criticism with historical studies of the city,
representations of London in the visual arts and in music, or sociological

CFP: [18th] ASECS: C18 Popular Fiction

Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 10:26am
Bonnie Latimer

CFP for ASECS panel:
“Popular fiction after Richardson”
DEADLINE: September 15th 2007

This panel scrutinizes the idea of eighteenth-century “popular fiction,”
particularly in the wake of Samuel Richardson's groundbreaking novels. It
asks how this discursive marketplace registered the “literary” and helped
to determine what we now regard as canonical.

CFP: [18th] Edmund Burke Conference

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 11:33am
Michael Funk Deckard

Call for Papers

The Science of Sensibility
Edmund Burke's Philosophical Enquiry:
250 Years Later

Conference at the Institute of Philosophy (University of Leuven, Belgium)
17-18 December 2007

Attracting philosophers, politicians, artists as well as the educated
reader, Edmund Burke's Philosophical Enquiry, first published in 1757, was a
milestone in western thinking. This conference will take the 250th
anniversary of the Philosophical Enquiry as an occasion to reassess Burke's
prominence in the history of ideas. Situated on the threshold between early
modern philosophy and the Enlightenment, Burke's oeuvre combines reflections
on the arts, politics, history, emotions and the sciences.

CFP: [18th] The Poetry of Sentiment (9/15/07; ASECS 3/27-30/08)

Monday, August 13, 2007 - 6:39pm
Tobias Menely

In 1701, John Dennis characterized poetry as “pathetick” and “passionate”
“speech.” Twenty-five years later, James Thomson described his poetic
ambition to awaken “the moral sentiment” in his readers. Such statements
notwithstanding, the place of poetry in the culture of sentimentâ€"with its
powerful fusion of moral and aesthetic philosophy, sensationist psychology,
middle-class ideology, literary practice, and reformist politicsâ€"remains
opaque, in part because the revisionist scholarship of the past two decades
has tended to focus on the novel. This panel will feature papers that seek
to invigorate our understanding of the intersection between sentiment and

CFP: [18th] Printed Miscellanies (9/15/07; ASECS 3/27/08-3/30/08)

Monday, August 13, 2007 - 5:03pm
Rebecca Bullard

Twenty-minute papers are invited for consideration as part of the 'Printed
Miscellanies' panel at the forthcoming ASECS annual meeting, which takes
place at Portland, Oregon, from March 27-April 3 2008.

This panel explores the aesthetic and material aspects of
eighteenth-century printed miscellanies. Individual papers might focus on
particular miscellanies (such as those by Dryden and Tonson, Pope and
Swift, or Robert Dodsley, for instance) but all participants will be
encouraged to consider some of the following, broader questions:

CFP: [18th] CFP: New Approaches to Prosody, 1780-1914 (UK) (10/31/07; 07/03-05/08)

Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:27am
Jason Hall



University of Exeter: Thursday, 3 July - Saturday, 5 July 2008

An international conference hosted by the Centre for Victorian Studies

Keynote speakers: