[UPDATE: Deadline: Jan. 12, 15: CFP: "Trading Stories: European-Arab Literary Relations in the Eighteenth Century."

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International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; 14th International Congress (Rotterdam; July 26-31, 2015)
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This panel seeks to explore the interactions between Europe and the Arab world in the long eighteenth century. The panel is interested in papers that explore the following questions: What interactions were there between European and Arab writers? How did trade and commerce affect the literary sphere? How did European writers engage the Arabic literary tradition and vice versa? How did Arab writers present Europe in their writings and how did European authors depict the Arab world? How did texts travel across different literary traditions? What role did cross-cultural networks play in shaping the literary marketplace?

Website for submission: http://isecs2015.wordpress.com/