CFP: SEDUCTION AND SENTIMENT IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD, 1600-1800/ (essay collection)

Hi everyone, Toni Bowers and I are editing a collection of essays, and I wanted to share the CFP. If you have any questions, please drop me a line — and please also share this call with others who might be interested. Thanks much, Tita

 

CFP: Seduction and Sentiment in the Atlantic World, 1600-1800 

(essay collection edited by Toni Bowers and Tita Chico)

 

What relations pertained between seduction plots, sentimental narratives, and the economic, social, credal, and political imperatives of the Atlantic world in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries? What could “seduction” and “sentiment” mean in relation to one another? When, how, and why were the two positioned in relation to each other, as versions of one another, or as antonyms?

 

This collection of essays considers how new exigencies that emerged in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Atlantic world reconfigured old and shaped possible new relations between seduction and sentiment.

 

The editors seek abstracts for essays to be completed by December 1,2009. Email 500-word abstracts to Toni Bowers (tbowers [at ] english.upenn.edu) and Tita Chico (tchico [at] umd.edu) by May 1, 2009.

 

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