The City in the Eighteenth Century: 10/17-19/2014; 5/1/2014

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Midwest American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (MWASECS)
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MWASECS 2014: October 17-19, Kansas City, MO

MWASECS invites paper/panel proposals from all disciplines and fields of study on the topic of the City in the (Long) Eighteenth Century.

Paper or panel topics might include, but are by no means limited to:
• The rise of the modern city
• Trade and commerce, markets and shopping
• Public spaces, private houses
• Roads, monuments, public works
• Hospitals, workhouses, prisons, madhouses
• Beggars, rogues, prostitutes, thieves
• Cartography, city planning, demography
• Street culture, street literature
• Sex in the city
• Traveling, travelers, tourism
• Intercultural contact in the city
• Literary and artistic communities in the city
• Booksellers, printers, printmakers, print culture
• Entertainment: theatre, pleasure gardens, assemblies, museums
• Salons, coffeehouses, taverns, clubs
• The city in literature, the literary city

Send 250-word abstracts for individual papers or panel proposals to Deadline: May 1, 2014.