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>Subject: CFP: DeBartolo Conference on Eighteenth-Century Studies: 
>"The Book" (9/30/05; 2/16/06-2/18/06)
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>From: "Nickinson, Patricia" <[log in to unmask]>
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>THE TWENTIETH ANNUAL DEBARTOLO CONFERENCE ON=20
>EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
>~ CALL FOR PAPERS ~
>
>THE BOOK
>
>February 16-18, 2006    Tampa, Florida
>
>With the 20th Anniversary in 2006, the DeBartolo Conference on
>Eighteenth-century Studies will reach the conclusion of its long,
>successful run.  Our finale celebration will feature keynote lectures by
>distinguished scholars Robert C. Darnton, Margaret J.M. Ezell, and David
>D. Hall.  Other honored participants include Paula Backscheider,
>Alistair Duckworth, J. Paul Hunter, Jessica Munns, James Raven, and Pat
>Rogers.
>
>Papers are invited on THE BOOK.  From l'histoire du livre to un objet
>d'art, this conference will examine current research on
>eighteenth-century books.  What role does the book play in the
>development of civilized culture, in the enlightenment, in revolution? 
>What do specific books mean within this historical context?  How has
>print technology affected the meaning of the book?  Is the scholarly
>community's renewed interest in bibliography and print culture a sign
>of the changing value of the book in society today?  The book serves as
>a site for the cross-section of many topical interests, obviously
>including physical bibliography and print history, print culture,
>scholarly editing, book collecting, library and museum history, and
>reading and reception.  We are also interested in the wider implications
>of the topic, including influential books, anomalous books,
>illustrations and book-making, adaptations from books, technology and
>the future of the book, alternatives to the book, literacy, literary
>studies, education through books, books as inheritance, censorship, the
>cultural power of books, codification of law as book, and the various
>ways in which these histories overlap.  We want to represent a broad
>range of scholarship and to stimulate conversation on the figurative and
>literal, historical and aesthetic, practical and philosophical matters
>of the book.
>
>The DeBartolo Conference is devoted to the interdisciplinary treatment
>of a theme in eighteenth-century studies.  It follows a single-session,
>discussion-oriented format; consequently we are interested in scholars
>who are willing to share their research and to participate in the
>ongoing discussion.  We invite single presentation abstracts or complete
>panels with individual abstracts for each paper.  Abstracts should be
>approximately 500 words in length; in addition to the abstract, we ask
>that individuals include the following:  an e-mail address, as well as a
>snail mail address, at which they may be reached during the fall of
>2005; any expected audio-visual needs (including special software
>needs); and academic affiliation (if applicable).  In honor of the
>anniversary, revised essays from the conference may be considered for
>publication in a volume.
>
>Due date for submissions:  September 30, 2005
>Dr. Laura Runge, DeBartolo Conference Director
>Department of English / University of South Florida
>4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CPR 107 / Tampa, FL  33620-5550
>Fax (813) 974-2270 * [log in to unmask] *
>www.cas.usf.edu/english/debartolo

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