The Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Cultures Workshop is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of student and faculty work-in-progress. During the years 1660-1900, cultural production achieved unprecedented heterogeneity throughout Britain, its colonial possessions, and Western Europe. The goal of the workshop is to interrogate the tension between this diversified production and the unifying narrative of modernity often imposed on this 240-year span.
We welcome participants and presenters from any and all fields. Although students of English, American, and western European literatures have traditionally formed the core of our attendance, we enthusiastically invite scholars from other areas of inquiry as well: students of non-Western cultural production, cinema and other media, art history, philosophy, the history of science, law, and the social sciences.
The workshop generally meets on alternate Thursday afternoons in the even weeks of the quarter from 4.30 to 6pm in Rosenwald 405 [map]. Workshops by visiting faculty and other special events can cause this schedule to vary.