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GERMAN-CFP-L  July 2010

GERMAN-CFP-L July 2010

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CFP: Science and the Arts in the Long Eighteenth Century (SEASECS, March 3-5, 2011, Winston-Salem, NC, Deadline: November 1, 2010)

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The 37th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern American Society for
Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS) will be held 3-5 March 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 1 November
2010.

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.

We welcome proposals for papers and full panels that explore the
relationships between the arts and sciences during the period, as well
as topics that will complement or challenge the conference theme. We
also invite topics, including individual papers and proposals for other
panels and roundtables, which explore different aspects of the
eighteenth century.

Abstracts of approximately 250 words for individual paper proposals
should be sent to Byron R. Wells, Department of Romance Languages, Wake
Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109 (or electronically to
[log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>) by 1 November 2010. Please include
your academic affiliation or status as an independent scholar, as well
as your physical and email addresses, with your submission. Submissions
for complete panels should also be sent to the same address by 1
November 2010 and include a brief overview of the panel’s purpose, a
short abstract of each paper, and the physical and email addresses of
the session chair and of the presenters as well as their institutional
affiliations or status as an independent scholar. Proposals for open
panels and roundtables on a different theme should be received by 15
August 2010.

Plenary speakers for the conference will be Evan Bonds (Music,
UNC-Chapel Hill), Felicity Nussbaum (English, UCLA), and Peter Reill
(History, UCLA).

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.

So mark your calendar, send us a proposal, and come to Winston-Salem for
another great SEASECS event!

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