Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies - The Future World of Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
Saturday, November 7, 2015
10:00 am - 12:30 pm, Royce Hall Conf/Seminar - - Humanities Conf Room 314
A Conference in Honor of Felicity Nussbaum
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All students (with ID), Center & Clark Affiliated Faculty, and UC faculty and staff: no charge. General public and other faculty: $20. Registration is required.
The field of 18th-century British literature has undergone enormous transformations over the past few decades and no scholar has been more responsible for these transformations than Felicity Nussbaum.
Not only has she written influentially in such traditional areas of research as literary genres, she has made groundbreaking contributions to virtually every newer sub-field of the period: feminist and gender studies, maternity and sexuality, ideology and empire, disability studies, critical race theory, and colonial and postcolonial studies. In some cases she has not merely contributed to these areas but actually helped create them, giving them the shape and direction they later assumed, through her pioneering studies.
As Felicity Nussbaum nears the end of her teaching career, we bring together a group of leading scholars to reflect on the new ways forward in eighteenth-century studies. "The Future World of Eighteenth-Century Studies: A Conference in Honor of Felicity Nussbaum" will feature presentations of work theorizing ways forward, including in eighteenth-century autobiography, disability studies, gender studies, performance studies, and postcolonial studies, with presenters addressing how the field of eighteenth-century studies may be shaped by our ever more globalized world, by concerns about social justice for all, by the call to interdisciplinarity, and by the many new fields emerging.
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