CFP: Maria Edgeworth and Scottish Enlightenment Networks

Maria Edgeworth’s involvement with Scottish Enlightenment thinking has long been recognized, but much yet remains to be discovered about the extent, complexity and implications of her engagement with the ideas of Adam Smith, David Hume, William Hunter, Hugh Blair, Dugald Stewart and other philosophers, scientists and writers from that era. For a panel on “Maria Edgeworth and Scottish Enlightenment Networks” to be proposed for the 2018 conference of the ECSSS, papers are invited on any strands of Scottish Enlightenment thinking woven into Edgeworth’s works, life and reputation.

While papers might consider the place of Scottish Enlightenment concepts in Edgeworth’s writing, they might also consider Edgeworth’s place in conceptualizations of the Scottish, Irish or other Enlightenments and how association with Enlightenment has affected her reception—or should affect it in the future. Also welcome are papers that consider how Scottish Enlightenment networks enmesh the activities of Richard Lovell Edgeworth and the administration of Edgeworthstown.

Please send abstracts of 300 words, along with a one-page cv, by 10 October 2017 to Regina Hewitt (U of South Florida) reghew@hotmail.com or hwt87@earthlink.net

ECSSS (the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society) will meet at the University of Glasgow from 17 to 21 July 2018. The conference theme is “Networks of Enlightenment.” More information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/y9nyx5vq.

Please note that the deadline for abstracts for the proposed Edgeworth panel is earlier than the deadline in the main CFP for the conference in order to allow time for the panel to be composed by that final submission deadline and for extra abstracts to be forwarded to the organizers and considered for other sessions.

CFP: Traveling with Gulliver, around Campus

Pedagogy-oriented submissions that give insight into the ways Gulliver’s Travels is taught in higher education are invited for the Long 18th Teaching Tools page of the Studies in the Novel website.

Possible contributions might explore

  • methods of teaching we employ, with a particular emphasis on using Gulliver’s Travels as a prompt to pedagogic experimentation.
  • selections or extracts from the novel that we teach and the purposes they serve from discipline to discipline.
  • disciplinary possibilities and limitations of the text.
  • using Gulliver’s Travels to teach formal disciplinary requirements such as the use of evidence, the nature of genre, the skills of close reading, writing style modeling, etc.
  • varied student responses to the Travels across stages of learning (from first-year undergraduate courses to graduate seminars)
  • reaction of students across different educational contexts and institutional settings such as the community college, the four-year “commuter campus,” the liberal arts college, etc.
  • engagement of the student’s social identity in reading and responding to the book.
  • interactions that Gulliver’s Travels generates in the classroom: the moral, political, social, and aesthetic concerns it raises.

For further information follow this link to download the full call for papers.