Nicholas A. Rennie, Jan. 2019
Natania Meeker, Jan. 2020 (2018-Jan. 2019 Ch.)
Paul Kelleher, Jan. 2021 (2018-Jan. 2019 Sec.)
Sunil Agnani, Jan. 2022
Allison Margaret Bigelow, Jan. 2023
CFP for a special issue of the European Journal of Humour Research
Carol Zuses started the topic Membership Suggestions for 2019 Forum Delegate Election in the discussion Comparative Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature on MLA Commons 3 weeks, 4 days ago
The next election for this forum’s Delegate Assembly representative will be held in the fall of 2019, and the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets during the January 2019 convention in Chicago. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, it is required to nom…[Read more]
Yvonne Fuentes started the topic Call for essay contributions for a volume on "Protest in the Long 18th Century" in the discussion Comparative Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature on MLA Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
Eighteenth century popular protest and resistance included not only riots which resulted from the rising prices of bread and other food staples in England, France, and Spain, but also those triggered by “new” policies on hats and coats, as well as riots and executions brought about from the displeasure with foreign competition. We invite ess…[Read more]
CFP for MLA 2019, sponsored by the 18th c. Comparative Forum: “Afterlives of the Enlightenment: Sovereignty.”
The eighteenth century world placed sovereignty in the heart of global political, economic, and cultural debates. English subjects questioned what sovereignty meant after the Restoration, and agents…[Read more]
This essay investigates Walter Scott’s writing, across several genres, as a contribution to an environmental historiography of Scotland. One of the main research questions is whether that writing provides any evidence for an early land ethic that anticipates Aldo Leopold’s twentieth-century use of that term. Scott’s response to aesthetic…[Read more]
This, the first critical collection on Delarivier Manley, revisits the most heated discussions and adds new perspectives that will change the conversation on the foremost woman writer in the age of Queen Anne. This compilation demonstrates the wide range of thinking about Manley’s literary production and significance. While contributors r…[Read more]
Between 1694 and 1757, there were at least five adaptations of Behn’s “The History of the Nun; or The Fair Vow Breaker”. Modern critics have focused on Thomas Southerne’s play, “The Fatal Marriage: or, the Innocent Adultery” (1694), David Garrick’s 1757 revision of Southerne’s play into the tragedy, “Isabella: or, the Fatal Marriage,” and Jane…[Read more]
Emily Kugler started the topic CFP Aphra Behn Online Special Issue in the discussion Comparative Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature on MLA Commons 1 year, 12 months ago
Special Issue Overview & CFP for 18th-Century Camp!
Ula Lukszo Klein, Texas A&M International University, and Emily Kugler, Howard University
In Susan Sontag’s now-classic essay, “Notes on ‘Camp,’” Sontag argues for a critical dimension of the term “camp.” Camp, for Sontag, is “one way of seeing the world as an aesthetic phenomenon.” For…[Read more]
Claude Dupin published two versions of his critique of the Esprit des lois: Réflexions sur quelques parties d’un livre intitulé ‘De l’esprit des loix,’ in 2 volumes, which appeared in 1749 and was suppressed by the author; and Observations sur un livre intitulé de l’Esprit des loix, in three volumes, published before 1755 and also suppressed.…[Read more]
Montesquieu’s ideas on China have been the subject of much study and controversy. The purpose of this paper is to suggest that, as discussed in twenty-two books of the Esprit des lois, China serves to illustrate Montesquieu’s fundamental principles and to elucidate his method. References to the empire appear frequently in the concluding chapters…[Read more]
This is a longer version of my conference paper, in which I provide some ideas on how to merge scholarship on 18th-c France, especially the revolutionary period, with the kinds of advocacy promoted by the MLA. I foreground exciting new work done by colleagues in the US, UK, and Italy, and provide a “sneak peek” at materials to be included in the…[Read more]
Several of you wrote to tell us that the files containing Lisa Zunshine’s articles in CORE, the MLA repository, were not downloading correctly. Thank you for letting us know! We have now fixed the files, and you can download “Introduction to Cognitive Literary Studies” at http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6401R and “The Secret Life of Fic…[Read more]
“The Secret Life of Fiction” uses cognitive literary theory to critique the failure of “The Common Core Standards Initiative” to recognize fiction as a catalyst of complex thinking in students.
In an essay entitled “Digital Blake,” J. Hillis-Miller (2006) asks a question which dominates discussions of William Blake’s relationship to New Media: “[w]ould Blake have approved of the William Blake Archive?” (p29). The Archive has itself been the focus of enormous theoretical reflection. The “Articles about the Archive” section on the Archive…[Read more]
Wen Jin started the topic Wen Jin, CLCS 18th-Century Forum Exec Committee candidate introduction in the discussion Comparative Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature on MLA Commons 2 years, 11 months ago
My name is Wen Jin and I am currently running for the executive committee of CLCS 18th-Century. I would like to provide a brief introduction to my academic work and my plans for the next few years. I’m happy to have this opportunity and look forward to meeting more members of this forum!
I taught in the English Department at Columbia U…[Read more]
Adam Smith closes the first chapter to Theory of Moral Sentiments, ‘Of Sympathy’, with a harmless enough assertion: ‘We sympathize even with the dead’. Death is not a topic that much interests Smith in Theory of Moral Sentiments. With the exception of a few miscellaneous thoughts in the text, the one paragraph Smith devotes to it is the extent of…[Read more]
Yvonne Fuentes started the topic CFP – Travel and its Crossroads Oct 8-10, 2015 in the discussion Comparative Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature on MLA Commons 3 years, 4 months ago
The 30th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities at UWG is on TRAVEL. We welcome abstracts and panels on TRAVEL and its many crossroads and intersections.
Send questions and abstracts to Yvonne Fuentes,firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information at http://www.westga.edu/forlang/2710_2846.php.
Deadline: July 12,…[Read more]