CFP: A Postcolonial Eighteenth Century? (9/30/06; ASECS, 3/22/07-3/25/07)

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CFP: A Postcolonial Eighteenth Century? (9/30/06; ASECS, 3/22/07 - 3/25/07)

A series of studies since the late 1990s (most notably, Tropicopolitans, and the collections of essays The Global Eighteenth Century and A New Imperial History) are – as their titles suggest – indicative of a new phase in the analysis of colonialism and imperialism in the long eighteenth century, arguably catalysing a new generation of scholars engaged in postcolonial analyses of this period and its texts. In addition, as a recent ASECS panel suggested, there are those who argue that a properly 'postcolonial' analysis of this century should consider the reverberation between the eighteenth century and postcolonial writers' engagement with colonial history and texts. This roundtable panel is calling for papers that reflect upon the impact of this new phase of analysis for research and, as importantly, for teaching postcolonial approaches to this period. In short, can we imagine a 'postcolonial eighteenth century', and what might it look like?


Dr Stephen Gregg
School of English and Creative Studies
Bath Spa University

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