CFP: Teaching the 18th Century. CSECS. Kingston ON October 2016

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    Tiffany Potter

    Canadian Society for 18th Century Studies Conference (October 26-30 2016) Kingston, Ontario, Canada

    Call for Papers

    CSECS is developing a tradition of offering panels on pedagogy as it relates to teaching courses with an eighteenth-century focus. Papers on any pedagogical approach are welcome. One panel will relate to the conference theme:

    Teaching Secrets: Secret Histories, Romans-a-Clef, The Old Bailey and London Spies
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    The secret history and the roman-a-clef were popular and influential genres in eighteenth-century Britain, telling true/mostly true/fully fabricated stories of intrigue and misadventure among the privileged. Stories from the Old Bailey often conveyed the same salaciousness among the less advantaged. Both research and teaching on these texts can be demanding, given the level of cultural knowledge required to make sense of their content and contexts. This session invites both scholarship on these genres, and papers on ways to use these texts in the classroom. Particularly given the availability of resources like the Old Bailey Database online, there are exciting opportunities for both scholars and students to pursue original research that combines eighteenth-century texts and twenty-first century digital resources.
    Please send abstracts by March 13 to Dr. Tiffany Potter:


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