CFP: Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2021

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Theme: 'The World Turned Upside Down': The Self/Interiority, (Social) Distancing, and Mobility in the Long Eighteenth-Century

February 25-27, 2021

The Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is pleased to announce that instead of hosting its annual meeting in Fort Myers, FL as originally planned in February/March 2021, the organization will instead move forward with a fully virtual conference. Particularly in light of the logistical hurdles and financial constraints for faculty and graduate students in the coming year, SEASECS envisions this conference as a low-cost, user-friendly alternative venue for faculty and graduate students to present their work in a year of limited opportunities, SEASECS will continue as usual to offer its Graduate Student Essay Prize, the Martha F. Bowden Teaching Prize, and the Annibel Jenkins Prize in Theater and Performance Studies.


While SEASECS welcomes both fully-formed panels and individual abstracts that relate to the conference theme, it will also consider other panels and papers that deal with other aspects of the eighteenth century. To submit a panel or individual proposal, please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Dr. Bryan Rindfleisch ( The deadline for fully-formed panel proposals and individual abstracts is December 1, 2020.


Currently, proposed panels that applicants might consider joining include:

  • “Subjects of Empire: Social Distancing and Women of Color in the Colonial Context”
  • “‘Having a Ball’: Strategies for Teaching the Eighteenth Century Beyond the Classroom”
  • “The Internal Made External: The Embodied Self in the Theatre of the (Long) Eighteenth Century”
  • “Seeing Race in Eighteenth-Century Studies”
  • “Indigenizing the American South: Native/Indigenous American Histories, Powers, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Southeast”

In addition, applicants may propose an idea for a panel topic that can be circulated to interested parties. This type of proposal requires a panel title/ topic, a short description, and the panel organizer’s name and email. The deadline for panel topic proposals is November 15, 2020.


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