The 37th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) will be held March 3-5, 2011 at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. The theme for the conference will be « Science and the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century. » The deadline for submission of paper proposals and full panels is November 1, 2011.
The eighteenth century has sometimes been seen in the history of science as a quiescent period between the great advances made by the likes of Descartes, Newton, and Leibniz in the seventeenth century and Darwin in the nineteenth. As Roy Porter argues in The Cambridge History of Science (2003), however, the eighteenth century is an especially rich era of interdisciplinarity because of the prominence of humanists « in the dissemination of the sublime truths of the new science » (7). By the end of the century, Romantic artists began to reject the ?truths’ of science and to promote the arts as alternatives to rather than disseminators of science. Thus the eighteenth century represents a kind of golden era of cross-pollination before the arts and sciences were separated into distinct, sometimes opposing, disciplinary discourses.
Panels « Women & Gender » :
- Eighteenth-Century Women Writers and Publicity (Amanda Hiner, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Gendering of Disease –Real and Fictional Manifestations in France and England (Felicia-Sturzer@utc.edu)
+ Studies in French Fiction in the Eighteenth Century (Joe Johnson, email@example.com)
Propositions jusqu’au 1er nov. 2010 à Byron R. Wells, Department of Romance Languages, Wake Forest University (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All conference activities, including sessions, receptions, and the traditional SEASECS luncheon will be held on the Wake Forest campus. Accommodations will be available in nearby hotels, and a shuttle service between these and the campus will be available.
Conference participants must be members of SEASECS. To join the Society or renew your membership, go to http://www.seasecs.net/
A limited number of travel fellowships for graduate students will be available. The Society also awards two prizes of $300 each for the best graduate student papers presented at the conference.