CFP: Poetry in the Transatlantic 18th c. (3/10/07; NEASECS, 10/25/07-10/28/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Joanne van der Woude
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Please note: the deadline for abstracts for this panel at NEASECS 2007
has been extended until MARCH 10, 2007.

CFP for the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Conference to be held October 25-28, 2007 at Dartmouth College. The
conference theme is "Transatlantic Destinies: Connections and
Disconnections across the Atlantic Seaboard in the Eighteenth Century."

_Traveling Songs: Poetry in the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century_

This panel examines the changing role of the lyric in the early Atlantic
world. To that end, it solicits papers on poems from the long eighteenth
century that explicitly address transatlantic travel. This category of
poetry is broadly conceived: papers on lyrics about the transatlantic
journey are welcomed (Wheatley's "On Being Brought from Africa to
America" and Freneau's "On the Emigration to America," for example), in
addition to contributions that examine songs that travel themselves
(such as ballads and Psalm translations), as well as papers on poems
that deal with the idea of transatlantic travel and imperialism in
satirical or sentimental ways, including works by Dryden, Pope, and
Oliver Goldsmith. Ultimately, this panel will explore how contextualized
close-readings of poetry can help us understand larger cultural
developments in the transatlantic eighteenth century.

Please send abstracts of 500 words max. by MARCH 10, 2007 to: Joanne van
der Woude,

--Joanne van der WoudeEnglish Department, University of VirginiaBarra Dissertation Fellow, MCEAS, University of Pennsylvania ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Mon Mar 05 2007 - 16:01:46 EST