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Rethinking the Academic Conference – Notes from ASECS 2016

Rethinking the Conference" reconfigures the room as a circle so we can all interact. Photo courtesy of Mattie Burkert.

Prefatory Note: What follows is a working outline of suggestions generated at the “Rethinking the Academic Conference” workshop held at the 2016 ASECS meeting in Pittsburgh. In addition to the notes taken during that workshop, I asked that remote members use the #myasecs hashtag to provide further suggestions and comment. I am grateful to David…

Upcoming Eighteenth-Century Studies Programs

Portrait of Jane Fleming (1755-1824). (1778)
by Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792)
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Keep an eye out for these upcoming eighteenth-century-related conferences and events in the United States and the United Kingdom: The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York will hold the “Difficult Women in the Long Eighteenth Century: 1680-1730” conference on November 27 and 28, 2015. The eighteenth century was a time of profound change for…



Call for Papers 47th ASECS Annual Meeting and the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society Pittsburgh, PA March 31-April 3, 2016 Proposals for papers should be sent directly to the seminar chairs no later than 15 September 2015. Please include your telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address. You should also let the session chair know of…

Aphra Behn Society CFP: Deadline May 15, 2015

Maria Sibylla Merian, Plate 1 from Dissertation in Insect Generations and Metamorphosis in Surinam, 1719. National Museum of Women in the Arts, www.nmwa.org

The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830 is pleased to announce its 2015 biannual conference: Women in the Global Eighteenth Century, November 5-6, 2015, Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. Plenary lecture by Dr. Lynn Festa, Associate Professor of English, Rutgers University In The Global Eighteenth Century, Felicity Nussbaum and her contributors…

Writing Conference Papers

Aphra Behn
by John Riley (1646-1691)
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Dear Aphra, A good deal of pressure is currently being put on the traditional academic conference paper format of reading papers aloud as the norm, pointing for example to the oddness of folks listening to something that could more effectively be distributed and read and that is in no meaningful way different than a text…

Conference etiquette

Aphra Behn
by John Riley (1646-1691)
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Aphra shall here communicate to the World a Letter of Interest, which she believes will give the Reader as good Advice as any that she is able to furnish her with, and therefore shall make no Apology for it: Dear Aphra, I am one of the Directors of the Society for the Expectations of Best…