The Eighteenth Century Fragment

deadline for submissions: 
October 3, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Material fragments such as a scrap of ancient poetry, a fractured sculpture, a torn diary page, or a partially written novel warranted increasing attention during the eighteenth century. The unfinished aesthetic of fragments offered an experience that was contrary to the sense of completion provided by whole and polished texts, and provided access to voices that would be otherwise inaccessible and lost. How do we understand this fascination with fragments in their various aesthetic, material, and political conditions? This panel invites contributions of papers on any aspect of the fragment. Papers may consider a single work, author, or artist; a theoretical approach; individual fragments or their role in larger works. We welcome papers from any discipline and national literature. Please submit a short bio (2-4 sentences) and abstracts of 200 words or less. 

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