8 de abril de 2016

CFP: WSECS Annual Meeting, Feb. 17-18, 2017, UCSB

Type: Call for Papers
Date: October 1, 2016
Location: California, United States
Subject Fields: Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Environmental History / Studies, European History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Literature

Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting: 
Feb. 17-18, 2017, UCSB
Proposals due: Oct. 1, 2016

We invite submissions from all disciplines for the 2017 WSECS Annual Meeting on the theme of “Eighteenth-Century Science(s).” We are interested in papers that address aspects of the formation, development, and representation of the natural, social, experimental, and other sciences in the long eighteenth century, the relationships between literature and science, and the intersections of contemporary scientific methods and humanistic study. Jonathan Kramnick, Maynard Mack Professor of English at Yale University, will provide the keynote talk.

Possible topics could include:
• Eighteenth-century scientific practices and disciplines
• Literature and science
• Enlightenment science fiction
• Eighteenth-century responses to the sciences, including criticism and satire
• The environment and ecocriticism
• Theory of mind and cognitive approaches to literary studies
• Sense and sensation
• The history of the scientific book
• The role of social, transportation, and communication networks in transmitting science

The program committee will cluster proposals into panels of 3-4 papers with a Q&A session. We also welcome proposals for pre-formed panels. As always, we will consider papers on any topic. Day 1 of the meeting will overlap with a separate conference on Jean-Jacques Rousseau to be held at UCSB; papers connecting the two themes are also solicited.

Proposals of 250-300 words for 15- to 20-minute papers or full panels are due Oct. 1, 2016. Please include contact information, institutional affiliation, the title of your paper(s), and any audio/visual needs. Send submissions to both Dr. Rachael Scarborough King (rking@english.ucsb.eduand Dr. Renan Larue (renanlarue@frit.ucsb.edu). For more information, visit wsecs2017.wordpress.com.
Contact Info: 
Dr. Rachael Scarborough King, Assistant Professor of English, UCSB