Call for Sessions/Papers:

Joint Meeting of CSECS/NEASECS/Aphra Behn Society
hosted by McMaster University
Hamilton, ON, 27–29 October, 2011

“The Immaterial Eighteenth Century”

In response to the sustained scholarly focus on the material aspects of eighteenth-
century culture, the core concern of this interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and
French) conference will be reactions to instability in the material realm, including but
not limited to the emergence of an affective public sphere; a revaluation of labour;
cosmopolitanism; sensibility; the new spiritualism; political radicalism and rights
discourse; supernaturalism and the rise of the gothic; and anti-slavery and anti-imperial
movements. Papers on these and any topics related to the material and the immaterial in
the period will be welcomed. Panels dedicated to new theoretical models are particularly
encouraged: looking beyond “thing theory” and “interiority,” enquiries that have
dominated the field for the last decade, what approaches can raise the ethical and political
stakes in the study of eighteenth-century literature and culture?

As is traditional with CSECS, NEASECS, and the Aphra Behn Society, proposals not on
the conference theme are also welcome.

Session and paper proposals should be emailed directly to [log in to unmask] or
Peter Walmsley ([log in to unmask]).

CSECS/SCEDHS liaison, Armelle St-Martin: [log in to unmask]
Aphra Behn Society liaison, Martha Bowden:  [log in to unmask]
NEASECS liaison, Catherine Gallouët: [log in to unmask]

Deadline: March 15, 2011

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