Digital archives like the William Blake Archive and Early English Books Online (EEBO) have made manuscript materials that may have been difficult to access in the past more readily available. This roundtable seeks brief presentations on the use of manuscript materials pertaining to the British Romantic period in teaching, research and publications -- what have been your successes, what difficulties have you and/or your students faced, etc.
E21: Presentivism in the Eighteenth-Century Studies Classroom
In its manifesto, the V21 Collective asserts that “Victorian Studies has fallen prey to positivist historicism: a mode of inquiry that aims to do little more than exhaustively describe, preserve, and display the past” and advocates for “a new openness to presentism: an awareness that our interest in the period is motivated by certain features of our own moment.” At the 2018 ASECS, the same question was asked of eighteenth-century studies: as a discipline, have we “fallen prey to positivist historicism,” and would it benefit us to be open to presentism? Do we need our own V21, or E21?
Teaching Eighteenth-Century Women Writers amid the #Me Too Movement
“Edges of Transatlantic Commerce in the Eighteenth Century”
Call for paper proposals for the 44th annual meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.
Chair: Michael Cerliano, Texas Woman’s University
Proposals are invited for the 2019 conference of the British Association for Romantic Studies, to be hosted by the School of English, University of Nottingham, from 25-28th July. Our theme is ‘Romantic Facts and Fantasies’.
In the preface to Louis Lémery’s translation of his 1702 Traité des aliments, he argues that “the Ground-work of our Preservation, consists chiefly in a Knowledge of suiting Foods to every Constitution, as it best agrees with; and so the Knowledge we ought to be most desirous of, should be that of Foods” (ix-x). Diet and survival were salient concerns throughout the eighteenth century, and, in turn, literature is bursting with references to the production and consumption of food. However, foodstuffs in relation to health is still a relatively overlooked topic in long eighteenth-century scholarship (approximately 1660-1832).
This panel welcomes papers that explore, but are by no means limited to:
*Dieting for weight loss
Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2018-2019 issue.
I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.
Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at firstname.lastname@example.org
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 14 SEPTEMBER 2018
Job Market Crash Course: Five Ways to Make a Great Impression
I am seeking roundtable papers/presentations that will foster a discussion about common questions that arise for graduate students and postdocs as they enter the job market. Advice will address careers both in academia and in alt-ac. The session is intended to create a space in which seasoned professionals and early career scholars can share tips and ideas, describe job application experiences, and foster mentorship relationships.
To that end, roundtable participants are asked to provide suggestions and advice on five of the thorniest aspects of job hunting:
*Questions to ask (and avoid) during a campus interview