Anonymous illustration from Vida y hechos del ingenioso cavallero
Don Quixote de la Mancha
(Brussels, 1662)
 

THE QUIXOTIC EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Annual Meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
February 24-25, 2023

Friday, February 24

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Session 1: Signs of the Times: 'Sub Rosa' Social and Political Commentary in Popular Literature and Traditional Music

Chair: Samara Cahill, Texas A&M University

Stacey Jocoy, Library of Congress Music Division, Texas Tech University
"'From Rosy Bow'rs': Purcell's Manipulative Madwoman as Social Threat in The Comical History of Don Quixote"

Francien Markx, George Mason University
"J. F. Reichardt and the dual personas of Heinrich Wilhelm Gulden / Guglielmo Enrico Fiorino"

Gloria Eive, Arts Review Editor, Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment
"The Zarzuela and Tonadilla: Popular Dramas as Sub Rosa Expressions of Discontent and Social Criticism"

 

Plenary Address and Welcome Reception

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3:00 p.m.

Please gather in the hotel lobby for the shuttle bus to Texas A&M's Cushing Memorial Library.

4:00 p.m.
Plenary Address:
"Documenting the History and Evolution of the 'Quixote' in the English Eighteenth Century: The Cervantes Collection and Digital Archive at Texas A&M University"
Eduardo Urbina, Department of Hispanic Studies - Texas A&M University

6:00 p.m.
Reception and Cash Bar
at The Stella

 

 
Illustration by John Vanderbank for Vida y hechos del ingenioso hidalgo
Don Quixote de la Mancha
(London, 1738)

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Saturday, February 25

8:30-9:45 a.m.

Panel 2A: Women's Adventures and Afterlives

Chair: Phyllis Thompson, East Tennessee State University

      Barbara Benedict, Trinity College
      "Friendship and Gender: Female Homosociability and Brotherly Love"

      Leah Orr, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
      "Printing the Dead: Posthumous Publication in the Eighteenth Century"

      David Mazella, University of Houston
      "A single year's perspective on women's writing: genres, producers, audiences in 1771"

Panel 2B: Natural and Unnatural Disasters: or, Déjà vu all over again

Chair: Susan Spencer, University of Central Oklahoma

      Sarah Potvin, Texas A&M University
      "Of the Temper of Fishes: Margaret Cavendish on Disaster, Climate, and Character"

      Susan Spencer, University of Central Oklahoma
      "The 1721 Smallpox Pandemic: Lockdowns, Vaccine Hesitancy, Asia-Bashing, and Misinformation Campaigns"

      David Eick, Grand Valley State University
      "A Journal of the Pandemic Lit Course"

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous illustration from Vida y hechos del ingenioso cavallero
Don Quixote de la Mancha
(Antwerp, 1672-73)

 

10:00-11:15 a.m.

Panel 3A: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Long Eighteenth Century

Chair: Kathryn Duncan, Saint Leo University

Ashley Bender, Texas Woman's University
"The Database of Eighteenth-Century Stage Properties: Blunt's Moveables in The Rover"

Chantelle MacPhee, Saint Leo University
"Making Sense of the Sound: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Music and Eighteenth Century Literature"

Kathryn Duncan, Saint Leo University
"'Some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed': Jane Austen and Bibliotherapy"

Panel 3B: Samuel Johnson and His Circle

Chair: J. T. Scanlan, Providence College

Taylin Nelson, Rice University
"On Eating Dog: Tracing (Anti)Imperialism through Goldsmith, Johnson, and Boswell"

Peter Kao
"The Cave Scene in Samuel Johnson's A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775) as Representation of Imperial Discontent"

David Nunnery, Stanford Online High School
"Chaos Theory and Johnson's Lives of the Poets: The Strange Attraction of John Dennis"

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11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Special Session: Getting Started with Digital Editions: A Workshop with Lauren Liebe, project manager for the Advanced Research Consortium at Texas A&M University's Center of Digital Humanities Research

 
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12:30-1:30 p.m.

Taco Bar Lunch

 
Detail of Charles-Antoine Coypel's cartoon for the Gobelins manufactory. Over two hundred pieces of Coypel's Don Quixote tapestry series were woven between 1714 and 1794.
Engaving published in a deluxe folio edition in Paris, 1724.

 

 

 

1:45-3:00 p.m.

Panel 4A: Quixotic Technologies and Archives

Chair: Susan Spencer, University of Central Oklahoma

       Andrew Selcer, University of Louisiana
      "Defoe's Airship as Narrative Technology"

      Martha Lawler, Louisiana State University-Shreveport, Noel Memorial Library
      "Could It Be and Is It Possible?: A Selection of Medical Writings Found in the James Smith Noel Collection"

      Reagan Swearingen, Texas A&M University
      "'Too Fine for Mortal Sight': A Defense of the Sylphs in The Rape of the Lock"

       Andrew Rhoades, UNLV, Utah Tech
      "Technologies of Voyeurism and the Automation of Narrative in Eliza Haywood's The Invisible Spy (1755)"

Panel 4B: Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment

Chair: Brett McInelly, Brigham Young University

      Jim May, Lancaster, PA
      "Edward Young's A Poem on the Last Day (1713), Its Revisions, and Its Reception"

      David Alvarez, DePauw University
      "Constructing 'Religion' in John Hughes' The Siege of Damascus (1720)"

      Brett C. McInelly, Brigham Young University
      "A Methodist Opera? The Troublers of Israel (1767) as Response to the Anti-Methodist Critique"

 
 

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William Hogarth, Six Illustrations for Don Quixote (London, c. 1756)

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Panel 5A: Gender and Genre

Chair: Ashley Bender, Texas Woman's University

Sarah Warner, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
"The Feminine Folkloric Tradition in Eighteenth-Century Scotland: Walter Scott's The Heart of Midlothian"

Serena Foster, University of Houston
"Estranged by a Veil: The Gothic Other and the Uncanny Sublime"

Rowan Morar, Rice University
"Automata, Animals, and Athletes: Violence and Masculinity in Pierce Egan's Boxiana (1812) and William Litt's Wrestliana (1823)"

Jonahs Kneitly, Texas A&M University
"The Book of Unca; or, The Female American"

Panel 5B: The Quixote as Critic of the Status Quo: Nation, Race, and Violence

Chair: Sam Cahill, Texas A&M University

Charles Tita, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
"Ignatius Sancho's Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, An African (1782): Race and Nation as a Rhetoric of Resistance"

Rachel E. Johnston, Texas Woman's University
"Tilting at Windmills: Mobility, Marriage, Race, and Power in The Female American and The Woman of Colour"

Jeremy Webster, Ohio University
"Don Quixote and Savage Whiteness in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko"

Phyllis Thompson, East Tennessee State University
"Teaching the 18th century through equity-centered, anti-racist, trauma-informed praxis"

Panel 5C: A Plenary for Parnassus: Remembering Howard Weinbrot, Friend of SCSECS

Chair: Kevin Cope, Louisiana State University

John Scanlan, Providence College

C. Earl Ramsey, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

David Wade Nunnery, Stanford Online High School

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Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Don Quixote Reading, c. 1780-1790.
Black chalk and bister wash on paper.
 

 

4:45-6:00 p.m.

Panel 6A: French Potpourri

Chair: David Eick, Grand Valley State University

      Fayçal Falaky, Tulane University
      "Rousseau's quixotic senses"

      Denis Grélé, University of Memphis
      "A Reaction to Liberalism in Two French Utopias, La Nouvelle Héloise and La Nouvelle Clarice"

Panel 6B: Signs of the Times II: 'Sub Rosa' Social and Political Commentary in Popular Literature and Traditional Music

Chair: Gloria Eive, Arts Review Editor, Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment

      Kelly Malone, Sewanee, University of the South
      "Going Viral: Selling Conspiracy in 'The Horrid Hellish Popish Plot'"

      Linda Reesman, Queensborough Community College, CUNY
      "A Visionary Journey of Revealed Religion: Coleridge Beyond Priestley"

      Holly Kruitbosch, University of Nevada, Reno
      "'Discontent (if not suppressed) will breed disloyalty': Angst in Carolean Ballads, 1660-1664"

6:30 p.m.

Banquet

SCSECS Business Meeting:

The SCSECS business meeting to discuss the 2023 conference and planning for the conference in 2024 will commence immediately after the banquet. BYOB!

 

 

 

 
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