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>Subject: CFP: Colonialism and Knowledge (4/15/06; NEASECS, 11/9/06-11/12/06)
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>From: "Pratima Prasad" <[log in to unmask]>
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>NEASECS (Northeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century 
>Studies) 2006;  Nov. 9-12, 2006; Salem, Massachusetts.
>CFP deadline: Apr. 15, 2006
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>Panel title: "Colonialism and Knowledge-Making in Eighteenth-Century Europe"
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>Eighteenth-century colonial expansion gave birth to, enabled, and 
>systematized several European bodies of knowledge: encounters with 
>non-European populations gave rise to large-scale classifications of 
>race in European scientific discourse; a vast and growing body of 
>travel writing produced ethnographies and encyclopedic treatises on 
>peoples and cultures of the globe; scientific exploration abroad 
>aided the development of European natural science. 
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>This panel will explore the workings of these knowledge systems, 
>their intersections with European cultural, literary and artistic 
>production, and their relationship to the larger project of European 
>colonialism.   Possible paper topics may include, but are not 
>limited to:
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>-- the influence of travel writing, colonial ethnography, and 
>natural science on Enlightenment and Romantic aesthetic and cultural 
>production
>-- connections between scientific and literary/artistic discourses 
>of colonialism
>-- tensions between European epistemologies and indigenous forms of knowledge
>-- representations of race and race relations in eighteenth-century writings
>-- the complicities and conflicts between knowledge-seekers 
>(philologists, anthropologists, scientists, etc.) and the architects 
>of European colonial expansion (merchants, religious missionaries, 
>colonial administrators, etc.)
>-- the influence of the pursuit of knowledge overseas on political 
>thought and practices in the metropole
>Please send one-page paper proposals by April 15, 2006 to Pratima 
>Prasad at [log in to unmask]

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