The Long Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic Group and Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis are pleased to announce a lecture by Daniel Carey, Professor at National University of Ireland, Galway, on February 24th at 5pm in Murray Hall 302.
Daniel Carey is the author of Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond and the co-editor of The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory. His work has appeared in Journal for Early Modern History, Common Knowledge, British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, , History and Anthropology, The Seventeenth Century, Studies in Travel Writing and many other publications.
Our own Abigail Zitin will be delivering a talk: “William Hogarth: Narrative Art and Visual Pleasure” at 7pm on November 25th at Parsons, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room, as part of the New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium.
Click the link above for a full abstract and directions to the venue. It would be great if a solid Rutgers contingent could be there!
Just wanted to publicize two events happening this Thursday:
The first is Miriam Diller’s article workshop, sponsored by NATURA, the Med-Ren Group and RBSC. I’ve copied their announcement below:
Please join Natura and the Medieval-Renaissance Colloquium for Miriam Diller’s article workshop on Thursday, November 20th. We’ll be workshopping an article, “‘The Sight of the Soul’: Reading as Aristotelian Perception in Sidney’s Defense,” derived from a chapter of Miriam’s dissertation. This event will be of interest to scholars of early modern poetics, theories of reading, the philosophy of perception, and Aristotle.
The article has been uploaded to the Natura and Medieval-Renaissance Colloquium Sakai sites under Resources. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to be added to either site.
The event will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 on 11/20 in the Student Center (CASC) Atrium Conference Room, next to the dining area of the Student Center on College Avenue. Dinner and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com so that we know how much food to order.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The second event is a lecture by Francesca Bregoli as part of Columbia’s Eighteenth Century European Culture Seminar. Her lecture, BALANCING ACTS: THE UNLIKELY CULTURAL MEDIATIONS OF JOSEPH ATTIAS will be at 7:30 at the Columbia Faculty House — a full abstract and details about other upcoming events can be found here http://universityseminars.columbia.edu/seminars/eighteenth-century-european-culture/
Sadly, it seems just outside the realm of possibility to attend both of these events, but I encourage all of you to try to make it to one of them
Just a reminder that we will be having a “regular” student-run session next week, on Tuesday, November 18th at 5pm in Murray 302.
Our visiting colleague Daniel Lago Monteiro from the Universidade de São Paulo has generously agreed to share some of his work on William Hazlitt’s reading of Boswell.
Below you will find links to Daniel’s paper and Hazlitt’s essay On the Conversation of Authors. We will be discussing both on Tuesday. As always, coffee and snacks will be provided–please try to make it if you can!
Conversation of Authors
Friendship and the art of listening
We’re very happy to announce that this semester’s guest lecturer will be our own Kathleen Lubey, who defended at Rutgers in 2005 and is now Associate Professor at St. John’s. I know several of you have read either her dissertation, Excitable Imaginations, or the wonderful book it became. Her current work is also on the subject of erotic literature, and the question of what distinguishes pornography as an aesthetic category. You will not want to miss this talk, or the Q&A after!
Kathleen’s talk (the complete abstract of which is contained in the poster below) will be at 5pm on Tuesday, Dec. 2nd in Murray 302, with the customary reception (wine and hors d’oeuvres) to follow. She will also be joining graduate students for lunch at 1pm the same day (C18 group members expect an email soon) to discuss her current work and its fascinating source material.
More information forthcoming, but mark your calendars now!
Playwright and director Christopher Cartmill’s adaptation of Schiller’s 1784 play will run at the Philip J. Levin Theatre on Douglass Campus from October 31st to November 9th, every day except Monday.
Tickets $15 for students, $20 for employees and alumni
Joanna Stalnaker’s visit is a week away. If you’re on the fence about attending the lecture or the lunch, remember that this is our last invited speaker of the year and she is an incredibly renowned scholar. For anyone interested in the Enlightenment, this is a can’t-miss opportunity, of the sort only available to students in the very top grad programs!
If you plan to attend the lunch, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, the readings, from Diderot’s D’Alembert’s Dream and Buffon’s Natural History are attached here. Joanna has also mentioned that she would like those attending to think about famous death scenes and/or philosophical disquisitions on death from the English tradition that bear comparison to the readings.
Hope to see you all there!
Barr’s Buffon (London 1797) ECCO
D’Alembert’s Dream (Penguin 1966) (1)
50th Anniversary Conference at Columbia April 4-5
(click the title of this post to link to the event page)
The weekend after next, Columbia is hosting a conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their Eighteenth Century Seminar, featuring a keynote address by John Richetti. April 4th-5th at the Maison Francaise
Speaking of the Columbia maison francaise, Joanna Stalnaker will be visiting us on April 17th, look out for a more detailed announcement soon