Daniel Carey talk – February 24, 2015

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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 HistoryCommon KnowledgeBritish Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, , History and AnthropologyThe Seventeenth CenturyStudies in Travel Writing and many other publications.



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Abigail Zitin @ The New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium 11/25

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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!

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November 20th Events

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 mimi.winick@gmail.com or coopera87@gmail.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 mimi.winick@gmail.com or coopera87@gmail.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

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Meeting November 18th @5pm

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

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Kathleen Lubey: Pornography, Philosophy, Book History 12/2

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!

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Schiller’s Kabale Und Liebe (Love and Intrigue) at Mason Gross 10/31-11/9

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


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Meeting 10/16 – Readings

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, October 16th in Murray 302 at 5pm.

This looks to be a very exciting session, as we will be looking at some archival material out of Oxford, provided by our own Nick Allred.

Nick tells us: Box B41 of the Bodleian’s Harding collection contains a slim article that has confounded cataloging: a scrapbook of songs from the turn of the 19th century, some clipped and some transcribed, curated by a woman named Mary (“Polly”) Marshall and shared with a friend.  I’m intrigued by Marshall’s lyrical predilections (overwhelmingly pastoral and nautical) and her curatorial practice, and looking forward to input from the group as I think about how to move this project forward.

Please skim through the scrapbook and read a few of the songs, both print and MS.  At the end of this post you will find a pdf file containing Nick’s transcriptions of the songs.

Please note the images of the pages are in reverse order–sorry, blame wordpress.

Hope to see you all there. As always, coffee and snacks will be provided.

L12R L11V L11R L10V L10R L9V L9R L8V L8R L7V L7R L6V L6R L5V L5R L4V L4R L3V L3R L2V L2R L1V L1RManuscript transcriptions

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First Meeting of 2014-2015

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Poster and Readings for Joanna Stalnaker April17th


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 alexgsolomon@gmail.com, 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)

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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

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