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South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2008
February 21-23 - Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans LA
Session One - Thursday 9:00-10:30 am
Panel 1: "Gender and/or Sexual deviances at the end of the Long Eighteenth Century"
Chair: Rudy de Mattos, Louisiana Tech University
Rudy de Mattos, Louisiana Tech University, "Félicité de Choisel-Meuse and Female Sexuality in Julie, ou J'ai sauvé ma rose"
Panel 2: "Historians, Historical Writing, and the History of the Novel in the Eighteenth Century"
Kristi L. Krumnow, Utah State University, "Viewing Virtue: Or, How Sade's Justine Plays the Game"
Paulette Zillmer, Arizona State University, Sentimental Perversity: The (In)Significance of Lesbian Physicality in Sade's La Philosophie
dans le boudoir"
Heidi M. Silcox, University of Central Oklahoma, "Feminine Autonomy in Evelina, Belinda, and Emma"
Chair: Martine Watson Brownley, Emory University
Steven Stryer, University of Dallas, "The Rhetoric of Discontinuity: Prose Patterning and Historical Change in Paul de Rapin-Thoyras and Thomas Salmon"
Panel 3: "Rhythm: The Heartbeat of Verse, The Sinews of Prose, A Foundation of Music, and One Key to Cosmology"
Anne Barbeau Gardiner, John Jay College, CUNY, "Debate upon Debate: Bonaventure Giffard vs. Laurence Echard in 1722 on What Really Happened in the 1686 Debate Held before James II and Laurence Hyde"
Jason Solinger, The Citadel, "The
Scottish Invention of the English Novel"
Chair: Kevin L. Cope, Louisiana State University
Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz, New Jersey City College, "A Rhythm and Arhythm for the Eighteenth Century?"
Panel 4: "Eighteenth-Century Self Improvement: Reinvention and Revolution"
Robert Mayerovitch, Baldwin-Wallace College, "What Gets Smaller Grows Simultaneously Larger: The Augmenting Nature of Musical Diminution in Beethoven's Op. 111 Piano Sonata (from the Very Long Eighteenth Century)"
Chair: Diane E. Boyd, Furman University
Diane E. Boyd, Furman University, "'Self-Love
and Social are the Same:' Compassion and the Problem of Eighteenth-Century Self-Help"
John Kinkade, Centre College, "Johnson's Rambler and the Invention of Self-Help"
Elizabeth Bonapfel, New York University, "Affective Individuality in Adam Smith's Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres: Training Scotsmen in 'The Language of Business'"
Nancy Durbin, Lindenwood University, "Miscarried Rebirth in the New World: Des Grieux and Manon Reinvent Themselves in New Orleans"
Session Two - Thursday 10:45 am-12:15 pm
Panel 5: "Hume on Perception,
Identity, and Skepticism"
Chair: Eva M. Dadlez, University of Central Oklahoma
Mark Silcox, University of Central Oklahoma, "Memory, Inference and Personal Identity: Hume vs. Reid"
Panel 6: "Approaches to Overlooked Texts"
Brendan Lalor, University of Central Oklahoma, "Was Hume Perplexed by Perceptual Unity?"
C. Earl Ramsey, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, "Mitigated or Unmitigated: Montaigne Versus Hume on Ancient Skepticism"
Chair: Colby Kullman, University of Mississippi
Jennifer Spielman Naimark, University of Northern Colorado, "Suspension of the Temporal by the Visual: Dynamic Stasis in William Bartram's Travels"
Panel 7: "Teaching the Eighteenth Century"
Kenneth Ericksen, Linfield College, "Frances Burney: The Wit in The Witlings"
Janet Wolf, State University of New York at Cortland, "'Sisters Every Way': Male and Female Restoration Playwrights Look at Female Bonding"
Logan Connors, Ecole Normale Supérieuere (France) and Louisiana State University, "Assemble, Blur, and Conquer: Charles Palissot and Genre Combination in La Comédie Des Philosophes (1760)"
Chair: Shari Evans, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Kristen Hague, Mesa State College, "Coherence and Teaching the Rise of the Novel"
Randy Phillis, Mesa State College, "Establishing Context for Teaching the Eighteenth-Century American Novel"
Lunch 12:15 pm-1:45 pm
Session Three - Thursday 1:45 pm-3:15 pm
Panel 8: "Teaching the Eighteenth Century"
Chair: Mary Rooks, Kent State University
Wanda J. Creaser, Texas A&M International University, "Teaching Satire on the Border: It's a Long Way to Brobdingnag-Or Is It?"
Panel 9: "Hume on Aesthetic and Moral Value"
Shari Evans, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, "Teaching Olaudah Equiano in the African-American Literature Classroom"
Don Reese, Brimmer & May School, "Putting the Enlightenment in High School English"
Chair: James W. Mock, University of Central Oklahoma
James W. Mock, University of Central Oklahoma, "Art, Beauty, and Hume"
Panel 10: "Jane Austen"
Eva Dadlez, University of Central Oklahoma, "Jane Austen, David Hume, and Virtue Ethics Utilitarianism in Philosophy and Literature"
Dabney Townsend, "Aesthetic and Moral Standards"
Michael F. Patton Jr., "Standards, Taste and Science: Hume and the Aesthetics of Theory Formation"
Chair: Doris Raab, Louisiana State University
Ernelle Fife, Independent Scholar, "Logotherapy in Mansfield Park"
Panel 11: "Approaches to Overlooked Texts"
Jacob Nunnally, Missouri State University, "'The anxieties of common life': Ideological Contradictions"
Leslie Richardson, Xavier University, "Austen's Laughter"
Chair: Rebecca Jordan, Washburn University
Gloria Eive, Saint Mary's College of California, "Reading Evidence: Tax Records and Payroll Registers"
Session Four - Thursday 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Frieda C. Koeninger, Sam Houston State University, "Black Man; White Woman: Miscegenation, Abolition, and the Mexican Stage"
Ileana Popa, The University of Virginia, "Rapes, Moveables, and Literary (In)visibility: Giles Jacob and the Judgment of Pope"
David Robinson, Oregon State University, "Transatlantic Crevecoeur"
Panel 12: "New Work on Sermons"
Chair: Laura M. Stevens, University of Tulsa
Laura M. Stevens, University of Tulsa, "The Biblical Deborah and War Sermons in the British Atlantic"
Panel 13: "Topsy-Turvy Representations in and of the Eighteenth Century"
Sarah Rivett, Washington University, "Evangelical Enlightenment: Jonathan Edwards and the Sermonic Sensorium"
Kathleen Béres Rogers, University of North Carolina, "Spiritual Health and the Eighteenth-Century Parish House"
Teresa A. Toulouse, University of Colorado, "Respondent"
Chair: Ann Campbell, Boise State University
Linda Scott, New Mexico Military Institute, "The Case for Anne Howe: True Heroine of Clarissa"
Panel 14: "Constructing the Self and Others"
Amber Ludwig, Boston University, "A Variable Reputation: Portraits of Emma Hamilton by George Romney"
Jason Pearl, University of Puerto Rico, "The Royal Society's Instructions for Travelers and the Creation of Foreign Space"
Chair: Eugenia Zuroski, University of Arkansas
J.A Leo Lemay, University of Delaware, "Benjamin Franklin's Radical Educational Curriculum--Creating Oneself"
Panel 15: "The 'Failures' of the Eighteenth-Century Body"
David Alvarez, DePauw University, "Constructing a tolerant Subject: The Passions of John Locke's Letter Concerning Toleration"
Terra Caputo, University of Miami, "Women's Scandalous Fiction, Pornography, and Construction of the Ideal Woman"
Theodore E.D. Braun, University of Delaware, "An Autonarratological View of Rousseau's Confessions"
Chair: Mercy Cannon, Austin Peay State University
Mercy Cannon, Austin Peay State University, "The Compensations of Disability in Sarah Scott's Fiction"
Opening Plenary 5:15 pm followed by reception: Queen Anne Ballroom
Casey Cothran, Winthrop University, "Disease, and Disability: The Physical and Social Bodies of Tobias Smollett's Humphry Clinker"
Emily Jane Morris, University of Saskatchewan, "Lost in Castration: Sex, Poetry, and Frustration in Pope's 'Eloisa to Abelard'"
Daniel H. Usner, Jr., Vanderbilt University, "Back-Of-Town in the Atlantic
World: The Meaning of Eighteenth-Century New Orleans."
Session One - Friday 8:30 am-10:00 am
Panel 16: "Faculty-Librarian Collaborations in Teaching Eighteenth-Century Literature"
Chair: David Mazella, University of Houston
Julie Grob, University of Houston
Panel 17: "The Secular and the Spiritual in the Age of Reason"
Katherine Kluegel, University of Illinois
Chair: Brett McInelly, Brigham Young University
Ryan Frace, Wellesley College, "The Religion That Nature Made? The Early Enlightenment in Scotland"
Panel 18: "Mind, Beauty, and Goodness"
Philippe Seminet, Texas A&M University, "The Slippery Slope from Deism to Atheism: Spirituality at the Mercy of Common Sense"
Scarlet Bowen, University of Colorado, "Anglicanism and Native-American Missionaries in the Female American"
Chair: Michael Matthis, Lamar University
Michael Matthis, Lamar University, "Willing the Good"
Panel 19: "World Literature in the Eighteenth Century"
Theresa Norman, South Texas College, "Locke and Hume on Consciousness"
Kenneth Buckman, University of Texas-Pan American, "Hume and the Golden Bough"
Chair: Kristen Hague, Mesa State College
Mary Rooks, Kent State University, "Chikamatsu Monzaemon's Suicide Plays"
Robin Michelle Runia, University of New Mexico, "Later Eighteenth-Century Autobiography in Britain and China"
John Copeland, University of Montana, "Libertinism as a Platonism in Laclos's Dangerous Liaisons"
Session Two - Friday 10:15 am-11:45 pm
Panel 20: "Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Long Eighteenth Century"
Chairs: Michael Stasio and Kathryn Duncan, University of Tampa and Saint Leo University
Barbara Benedict, Trinity College, "Reading Identity: The Representation of the Library in Eighteenth-Century Culture"
Panel 21: "Reinventing the Gothic"
Peter Pawlowicz, East Tennessee State University, "Reinventing the Body: The Face of Sentiment"
Horace L. Fairlamb, University of Houston, "Imagining the Poetry of Nature: Göethe's Romantic Science"
Nicole Plyler Fisk, University of South Carolina, "'Surely We Shall Find No Lower Depth Than This': Matrimonial Misery in Charlotte Smith’s Desmond and Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall"
Chair: Judith Broome, William Paterson University
Judith Broome, William Paterson University, "'When will my fears be over?': The Gothic as a Discourse of Domestic Violence"
Panel 22: "Disguising the Feminine Self, The Dramatic Edition"
Paige Byam, Northern Kentucky University, "A Gothic Continuum: Walpole to Rowling"
Chairs: Rebecca Sayers Hanson and Kathryn Strong, University of North Texas and University of Southern California
LuAnn Venden, Walla Walla College, "Susanna Centlivre, Literary Masquerade, and Scandalous Commercial Biography"
Jay Oney, Furman University, "Royalties Well Spent: Jane Wiseman Buys a Tavern with the Proceeds from Antiochus the Great"
J. Karen Ray, Washburn University, "The Rhetoric of Submission or the Reaffirmation of the Patriarchy in Eighteenth-Century Plays by Men"
Lunch 11:45 am-2:00 pm
Session Three - Friday 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Panel 23: "Visions and Realities: Perspectives of the 'Real World' in the Arts, Literature, and Politics"
Chair: Gloria Eive, St. Mary's College of California
Colby Kullman, University of Mississippi, "Boswell Interviews Voltaire: A Theatrical Production"
Panel 24: "Disguising the Feminine Self, The Fiction Edition"
Jim McGlathery, University of Illinois, "Passion and Music in Gluck's Orfeo et Euridice and Monteverdi's Orfeo"
Janet Leavens, University of Central Florida, "The Emergence of Sentimentalism in Gluck's French Alceste"
Chairs: Rebecca Sayers Hanson, University of North Texas and University of Southern California
Laura S. Fauteux, University of Southern California, "Jane Barker's Galesia Disguise"
Panel 25: "Crime and Deviance in Eighteenth-Century British Literature"
John Bruce, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, "Useful Usage: Utility and Frances Burney's Pleasure Principle"
Kit Kincade, Indiana State University, "'He was silent and grave [and] he was on the wrong side of five and thirty': Col. Brandon as Romantic Hero"
Rima Abunasser, Furman University, "Daniel Defoe's Roxana and the Commercial Fashioning of Female Desire"
Chair: Dwight Codr, Tulane University
Madaline Herlong, Tulane University, "Evidence and the Trial of Character in Henry Fielding's Tom Jones"
Session Four - Friday 3:45 pm-5:15 pm
Adam Parker, Tulane University, "Criminal Seduction: The London Merchant and the Gendering of Modernity"
Plamen Arnaudov, Louisiana State University, "No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: Early Imaginings of English Buccaneers"
Panel 26: "Visions and Realities: Perspectives of the 'Real World' in the Arts, Literature, and Politics"
Chair: Gloria Eive, St. Mary's College of California
Linda Reesman, Hofstra University/CUNY, "Godwin's Confessions of Hidden Injustices: Immoral Law and Untenable Actions in Caleb Williams"
Panel 27: "Dawn, Decadence and Darwin"
Kelly Malone, Sewanee: University of the South, "Nell Gwyn: Nell-lore and Jacobitism"
Chair: Michael Austin, Shepherd University
Candis Pizzetta, Jackson State University, "A Darwinian Approach to Proto-feminism in Judith Sargent Murray's 'On the Equality of the Sexes'"
Panel 28: "Approaches to Dryden"
David Paxman, Brigham Young University, "Collective Cognition and the First Cognitive Revolution"
Kathryn Duncan and Michael J. Stasio, Saint Leo University and University of Tampa, "In This Corner, Fanny Price: Intrasexual Competition in Mansfield Park"
Michael Austin, Shepherd University, "The Man Who Couldn't Stop Washing His Soul: Bunyan, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and the Cognitive Foundations of Anxiety"
Chair: Anne Barbeau Gardiner, John Jay College, CUNY
Jerome Donnelly, University of Central Florida, "Dryden under Siege: The Persistence of Prejudice"
Panel 29: "Reading as Reinventing: Reading Life Writing in the Eighteenth Century"
Katherine M. Quinsey, University of Windsor, "Faith and Feminism in Dryden's Heroic Drama"
Patricia B. Craddock, University of Florida, "Dryden, Amphitryon and Power"
Chair: Dale Katherine Ireland, California State University/East Bay and Las Positas College
Dale Katherine Ireland, California State University/East Bay and Las Positas College, "Samuel Johnson and Life Reading as Self-Reinvention"
Shayda Hoover, University of California, "Engrossing Female Talents: Frances Burney's Early Diaries and the Inner Circle"
Phyllis Thompson, East Tennessee State University, "Middleclass Housewives, Medicinal Recipes, and the Material Conditions of Reading and Writing"
Heather Lobban-Viravong, Grinnell College, "Endlessly Re-imagining the Self: Fiction and Renewal in John Dunton's The Life and Errors of John Dunton, Late Citizen of London (1705)"
9:00 pm Rockin' Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters
Saturday 8:20 am-8:50 am - Business Meeting
Session One - Saturday 9:00 am-10:30 am
Panel 30: "Visions and Realities: Perspectives of the 'Real World' in the Arts, Literature, and Politics"
Chair: Gloria Eive, St. Mary's College of California
Suzanne Poor, New York University, "Gulliver on Film-What Happened to Swift?"
Panel 31: "Reading the Gothic"
Frieda Koeninger and Cindy Gratz, Sam Houston State University, "An Erotic Dance Prohibited by the Mexican Inquisition"
Chair: Franz Potter, National University
Franz Potter, National University, "Sex Please, I am a Gothic Heroine"
Panel 32: "Religion, Sex, and Gender 1660-1760"
Colin Marlaire, National University, "Encoding Dissent: Sensationalizing the Commonplace in the Novels of Sir Walter Scott"
Curt Herr, Kutztown University, "Wrapped in Rapunzel: Shifting Codes of Gender in Elizabeth Bonhote's Bungay Castle"
Sarah Spence, Southeastern Louisiana University, "The Multi-faceted Faces of Gothic: Castle of Otranto, The Mysteries of Udolpho, and The Monk"
Chair: Katherine M. Quinsey, University of Windsor
Anna Lawrence, Florida Atlantic University, "Soul Mates: Transatlantic Evangelicals and the Rise of Love-Based Marriages"
Panel 33: "Pride and Prejudice"
Marie Comisso, University of Windsor, "Changing (Womyn's) nature: An Ecofeminist Approach to Aphra Behn's 'The Golden Age' and The History of the Nun or the Fair Vow Breaker"
Sarah Jordan, Albion College, "'To Draw a Good Man': The Problem of Manly Virtue in Sir Charles Grandison"
Chair: Ernelle Fife, Independent Scholar
Patty DeBellis, Pittsburg State University, "'Both changed color': Blushing, Empathy, and the Romantic in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice"
Joshua Davis, Pittsburg State University, "Unzipping Elizabeth Bennet: Unsexing in Pride and Prejudice"
David Richter, City University of New York, "Visual Allegoresis and Social Tensions in Joe Wright's Pride and Prejudice"
Session Two - Saturday 10:45 am-12:15 pm
Panel 34: "Visions and Realities: Perspectives of the 'Real World' in the Arts, Literature, and Politics"
Chair: Gloria Eive, St. Mary's College of California
Gloria Eive, St. Mary's College of California, "A Rake's Progress - Tom Rakewell in Hogarth's, Strawinsky's, and Hockney's 'Vision'"
Panel 35: "Change and Identity"
Stacey Jocoy Houck, School of Music, Texas Tech University, "Criminal or Good Cavalier?: Macheath's Dilemma in The Beggar's Opera"
Chair: Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz, New Jersey City College
Jeremy Bearden, Beville State Community College, "Tristram Shandy's 'C--k and Bull' Tale of Carnival Nature"
Panel 36: "Reinventing and Reinterpreting the Classical Tradition"
Nicolle Jordan, University of Southern Mississippi, "Elizabeth Montagu and Female Stewardship"
Susan Lydon, University of Connecticut, "Robinson Crusoe and the Complexity of Life in Capitalistic Society"
Chair: Susan Spencer, University of Central Oklahoma
John Burke, University of Alabama, "Dryden in the Temple of Juno: Art and Cultural Memory in Virgil's Aeneis"
Panel 37: "Eighteenth-Century Celebrities: Idiom of a Modern Era"
Richard Serrano, Rutgers University, "Yi Ok: Making Korean Women Sing in Chinese"
Kevin Berland, Penn State University, "Thersites and Deformity"
Chair: Baerbel Czennia, McNeese State University
Sünne Juterczenka, Universitaet Rostock, "The Celebrated Captain Cook--Or Was He? Eighteenth-Century Press Coverage of the Pacific Voyages"
Jessika Wichner, German Aerospace Centre, Goettingen, "The Famous Vincenzo Lunardi: Rise and Fall of an Eighteenth-Century Aviator"
Dale Katherine Ireland, California State University / Las Positas College, "The Duality of Celebrity: The Construction of La Perricholi"
Baerbel Czennia, McNeese State University, "Grimalkin Redivivus: Feline Celebrities of the Long Eighteenth Century"
Session Three - Saturday 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Panel 38: "Editing and Re-editing Historical Texts"
Chair: Kevin Berland, Penn State University
Elizabeth J. Vincelette, Old Dominion University, "Transcription as Interpretation: The Letters of Mercy Otis Warren"
Panel 39: "What's so Funny? Eighteenth-Century Humor"
Pam Lieske, Kent State University, "What to Do and When to Stop: Some Challenges in the Textual Editing of Eighteenth-Century British Midwifery Texts"
Susan Nash, Capital University, "How Do You Solve a Problem like Helena... Maria Teresa Timberlake (Ostenaco)?"
Chair: Leslie A. Richardson, Xavier University
Eugenia Zuroski, University of Arkansas, "Humor, Humiliation, and the Rebirth of
Panel 40: "Eighteenth-Century Celebrities: Idiom of a Modern Era"
Steve Gores, Northern Kentucky University, "Not Funny: Sophia Lee's Damned Comedy"
Josh Richards, Florida Atlantic University, "The Eye of the Artist: Sterne, Yorick, and the Black Page"
Chair: Baerbel Czennia, McNeese State University
Megan Conway, Louisiana State University, "Olympe de Gouges: Eighteenth-Century Oprah or Madonna?"
Panel 41: "Innovations in Genre"
Katherine Arens, University of Texas, "Polydeuces in Weimar: Defining the Literary Firmament"
Vanessa L. Rogers, University of Southern California, "Reinventing Harriet Abrams: Child Star, 'Little Gypsy,' and English Composer"
Monsignor William L. Greene, Independent Scholar, "Antoine Blanc, Carpenter's Son and Child of the French Revolution"
Chair: Robert Steensma, University of Utah
Brett McInelly, Brigham Young University, "Raising the Roof: Hymn Singing and Early Methodist Religious Experience"
Matthew Landers, Louisiana State University, "Almanacks and the Medical Tradition: Exploring the Decline of Semiology as a Medical Device"
Session Four - Saturday 3:45 pm-5:15 pm
Panel 42: "In Their Image: Eighteenth-Century Visual Rhetoric"
Chair: Amy L. Hayes, Concordia University
Karen Bryant and Shannon Greer, Saint Leo University, "Satan, Secrets, Sex and Fear: Artists and the Occult in the Eighteenth Century"
Panel 43: "Language and the Self: From Locke through the Romantics"
Amy L. Hayes, Concordia University, "Signs of the Time: William Blake and the Rational God"
Paul Neimann, University of Texas, "Accident and Allegory in Thomas Rowlandson's The English Dance of Death"
Chair: John H. Jones, Jacksonville State University
John H. Jones, Jacksonville State University, "Blake, Self-Annihilation, and Communication"
Panel 44: "The Delicious, the Inebriant, and the Lubricious: Food and Food Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain"
Melanie Yergeau, Ohio State University, "Combating Rhetorical Depravity: John Locke and Calvinist Epistemology"
Erin Makulski Sandler, University of Houston, "The Importance of Being Ossian: Identity in James Macpherson's Poetry"
Magdalena Ostas, Florida Atlantic University, "Keats and the Impersonal Craft of Writing"
Chair: J. Karen Ray, Washburn University
J. Karen Ray, Washburn University, "The Eighteenth-Century Cookery Wars: In Search of British Identity"
Panel 45: "Reinventing the Medium: Eighteenth-Century Texts in the Digital Age"
Jan Widmayer, Boise State University, "Eating as Performance: Performing Eating"
Anne F. Widmayer, University of Wisconsin at Washington Country, "Punch (Not Judy)"
Marilyn Robitaille, Tarleton State University, "Kitchen Concoctions for Beauty and Health"
Chair: Christopher Flynn, St. Edward's University
Christopher Flynn, St. Edward¹s University, "Defoe's Review: Textual Editing
and New Media."
Diego Téllez Alarcia, University of La Rioja, "Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Web: The Mundos Modernos Society's Project"
Fritz-Wilhelm Neumann, Erfurt University, "" Author-Centered Corpus Around 1700 with Special Reference to Ned Ward"
6:00 pm Plenary Dinner
Cynthia Lowenthal, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences at the College of Charleston, "'That unnatural mixture': Late