Long 18th @ASECS, March 26-29

Some Long 18th contributors who will be presenting or chairing at ASECS this week:

Kirstin Wilcox (Chair), Teaching 18c Poetry Roundtable, Thursday 8-9:30

Laura Rosenthal, “Too Exquisite For Laughter: British Sentimental Comedy,” “The Sentimental Gesture in The West Indian,” Thursday 8-9:30

Chris Vilmar, “Samuel Johnson at 300,” “Johnson Philologus,” Thursday 4:15-5:45

Sharlene Sayegh, “Roundtable on Carolyn Steedman’s Master and Servant: Love and Labour in the English Industrial Age,” Friday 9:45-11:15

Carrie Shanafelt, “The Literature of the Scottish Enlightenment,” “The Rhetoric of Narrative in Scottish Enlightenment Philosophy,” Friday 11:30-1

Bill Levine, “Thematic and Solo Art Exhibitions in the Long Eighteenth Century,” “Animating the Spirit of High Art: de Loutherbourg’s Eidophusikon as a Critique of Royal Academy Exhibitions,” Saturday, 2-3:30

Dave Mazella, Laura Rosenthal, Maureen Harkin (Chair), Sharon Stanley, Louisa Shea, “Roundtable on David Mazella’s Making of Modern Cynicism,” Saturday 2-3:30

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins, “Unromantic England,” “Romanticism’s Oriental Unconscious,” Saturday 3:45-5:30

Have I forgotten anyone?  Planning to come?  Let us know your plans.  I’d especially love to hear from other 18th century bloggers to see if we can manage a rare face to face meeting.  I’ll be in town Friday afternoon, staying through Sunday.

For the program, click here.




8 responses to “Long 18th @ASECS, March 26-29

  1. Thanks for this, David! I was just checking in to see what might have been posted on the conference.

    I’d very much like to be part of a “meetup” of eighteenth-century bloggers. I arrive on Thursday just in time for my first time slot, and then I’ll stay through Saturday late afternoon (or maybe Sunday early morning… I’m driving).

    I’m on the schedule in a couple of time slots:

    George H. Williams, “‘Sex and the City’ in the Eighteenth Century,” “The Power of Wow in Teaching the Eighteenth Century Now” (Roundtable), Thursday 2:30-4:00

    George H. Williams, “Samuel Bradburn, E. P. Thompson, and Methodist Abolitionism, ” “Slavery and Protestantism in the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century,” Thursday 4:15-5:45
    Thursday 4:15-5:45

  2. …and could you add me as a Long 18th contributor?

    I think some “live blogging” of the conference is in order, if possible.

  3. Dave Mazella

    Hi, George, great to hear from you. You were added as a contributor some time ago, but I don’t think the icon appears until you do an actual post. So feel free to login and post on ASECS for us.



  4. A meetup would be fun, especially since so many people here are intrepid when it comes to the new public sphere and blog under their own names. You’d think we’d have picked up a tip or two from Herr Swift about the virtues of anonymity…

  5. Dave,

    Alas, when I log into the WordPress admin interface, there is no option to add to Long 18th. It’s might be too much of a hassle to wrestle with login issues while the conference is underway, but if possible, could someone check on what my username is for this particular blog?


    How do you know Long 18th contributors don’t also blog pseudonymously or anonymously? 😉

  6. Dave Mazella

    George, your username here is “georgewilliams” and it’s under your gmail account. Try that, and if it doesn’t work, I’ll send you a new invite.

    Chris and George, I’m at the spillover Hotel late Friday afternoon and evening. If you want to catch a drink contact me via my usual email (dmazella@uh.edu) and we’ll set it up.

    Likewise, if others in the bloggish/realish world are interested, let me know.

    See you soon,


  7. I’m also at the Hilton Garden and up for some meetup activity. I’ve already circled all these panels and will do what I can to attend most of them.

    Alas, I remember my first conferences in 2002-3, when I attended all the panels that sounded vaguely promising, rather than filling up my schedule with friends and colleagues. The latter is, of course, immensely gratifying since my own friends and colleagues happen to be such excellent scholars, but the experience of scheduling is quite different.