CFP: Tea in the Eighteenth Century (9/29/05; ASECS, 3/30/06-4/3/06)

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Natalie Phillips
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CFP: Tea in the Eighteenth Century

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Convention
Montreal, March 30-April 2, 2006

A number of eighteenth-century scholars recently have directed our attention
to maritime trade routes, mapping the transport and ensuing influence of the
trade in tea, coffee, sugar on cultural, material, and discursive practices
in Europe. The goal of this seminar is to bring those interested in
maritime trade, luxury consumption, and the literary and social depictions
of drinking together to analyze tea, coffeehouses and tea-vendors, and all
its associated goods. The panel would seek papers that would raise larger
interdisciplinary questions about tea's effect on foreign policy, its
relationship to the circulation of other products, or on its role in
artistic and literary images of drinking. These papers could consider
artistic, poetic, and public representations that surround tea or any
aspect of the cultural and material history of its inter- and intra-
national traffic.

The deadline for proposals for this ASECS panel is September 29th, 2006.
Email short abstracts or papers to Natalie Phillips at,
fax them to (650) 725-0755, or mail them to Margaret Jacks Hall, Stanford
University, Bldg. 460 Serra St., Stanford, CA 94305.

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