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>From: "Brian Glover" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: The Ecocritical Eighteenth Century 
>(9/15/06; ASECS, 3/22/07-3/25/07)
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>American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
>38th Annual Meeting
>Atlanta, Georgia, 22-25 March, 2007
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>The Ecocritical Eighteenth Century
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>Though the concept of žnatureÓ has been extensively explored by scholars
>of eighteenth-century literature, ecocriticism as a method and movement
>has been slow to enter the discussion. Yet as we become increasingly
>aware of the crucial inseparability of human culture from the non-human
>environment, the eighteenth century appears ever more important. Samuel
>Johnson proposed that ža blade of grass is always a blade of grass,
>whether in one country or another. Let us, if we do talk, talk about
>something; men and women are my subjects of inquiry.Ó This seminar seeks
>to question that dichotomy, taking as its subject of inquiry the
>imaginative, epistemological, and physical relationships among men,
>women, and the rest of the world. While all approaches are welcome, I
>especially hope to hear from scholars who turn our attention from
>reflections on the sublime and the beautiful to novels, biographies,
>letters, and other forms that have not previously been recognized as
>žnature writingÓ but that investigate and embody everyday practices of
>living.
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>SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 15 September 2006
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>Contact:
>Brian Glover
>Dept. of English, University of Virginia
>219 Bryan Hall
>P.O. Box 400121
>Charlottesville, VA 22904-4121
>Tel. 434-979-7033
>bdg5n_(at)_virginia.edu
>

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