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The Eighteenth-Century Self, SCSECS, Dallas, TX, February 21-23

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Posted by: South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SCSECS)
Deadline: Fri, December 14th, 2018

“The Eighteenth-Century Self”  Panel Chairs: Danielle Ezor and Kelsey Rozema, SMU, and    The "rise of the individual" is often considered a hallmark of the Enlightenment. This notion traces back to René Descartes’s famous statement, “cogito ergo sum,” and John Locke’s Essay Concerning Human Understanding. However, the sheer amount of intellectual discourse on identity in the Enlightenment indicates that the perception of the self in the eighteenth century is more nuanced than the "rise of the individual" can express. What did it mean to be a person, a subject, or a self in the long eighteenth century? How was identity formed and performed? How was selfhood constructed and expressed outside of the European center? How were these differing notions of personhood formed, expressed, or critiqued in literature, politics, science, and the visual arts? This panel welcomes all papers that explore the eighteenth-century notion of self in relation but by no means limited to: race, gender, species, class, religion, ability, and profession. Interdisciplinary and intersectional papers are encouraged.   To apply, please send an abstract directly to the panel chairs by December 14, 2018.  


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Posted on Tue, November 27th, 2018
Expires on Fri, December 14th, 2018

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