Eighteenth-Century Studies Symposium: Reading Time

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Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Eighteenth-Century Seminar
Saturday, June 14, 2014

8:30 am to 2 pm

Please register by 10 am Friday, June 13

Ruggles Hall

Organized by Timothy Campbell, University of Chicago; Lisa A. Freeman, University of Illinois at Chicago; John Shanahan, DePaul University; and Helen Thompson, Northwestern University.

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. Paper titles will be added later.

Download a PDF poster.

Preliminary schedule

8:30 am: Coffee and continental breakfast

8:45 - 10:15 am: Session 1

10:15 - 10:30 am: Coffee

10:30 - 11:45 am: Session 2

11:45 am - 12:45 pm: Catered lunch for all registered participants

12:45 - 2 pm: Panel 3

Preliminary list of speakers

Mita Choudhury, Purdue University Calumet
Doris L. Garraway, Northwestern University
Barrett Kalter, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Vera Keller, University of Oregon
William R. Newman, Indiana University
Manushag (Nush) Powell, Purdue University
Stuart Sherman, Fordham University
Richard Squibbs, DePaul University
Roxann Wheeler, Ohio State University

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.

Cost and registration information: 

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.