8:30 am to 2 pm
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Eighteenth-Century Seminar, this symposium convenes scholars from a range of fields, disciplines, and institutions both to interrogate the activity of reading as a leisure or a hermeneutic practice that unfolds in time, and to reflect upon the variegated apprehensions of time-physical, metaphorical, psychological, historiographical, political, or imperial-that shaped eighteenth-century world-making and knowledge formation.
8:30 am: Coffee and continental breakfast
8:45 - 10:15 am: Session 1. Imperial Time and Its Others
“The Piratical Counterfactual”
“The Haitian Revolution as a Non-Western Event”
“Color Prejudice, Anti-slavery, and the British Comic Stage”
10:15 - 10:30 am: Coffee
10:30 - 11:45 am: Session 2. Physics, Physiology, Time
“How Desiderata became Academic: The Future and the Various Pasts of Oeconomia”
“Newton and the Golden Bough”
11:45 am - 12:45 pm: Catered lunch for all registered participants
12:45 - 2 pm: Session 3. Forming Temporality
“Reading ‘Minutes’: The Logics of Time-Space in Eighteenth-Century Museology”
“News, Plays, Days: Rhythms of Performance and Report, London 1620-1779”
“From Half-Sheet to Bound Volume: Making History in the British Enlightenment Periodical Essay”
Cosponsored with the University of Chicago, DePaul University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University.
Faculty and graduate students of Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend CRS programs or to do research at the Newberry. Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.
This program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration in advance is required. Papers will be precirculated electronically to registrants.
Register online here. Registrations will be processed through 10 am Friday, June 13, 2014.