Saturday, February 14 — Session IV — 11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m.

13. Imperialism in India

Baker 107

Chair: Anthony Breakspear (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)

  • Suzanne Conway (Chestnut Hill College), “Ayah, Caregiver for Anglo-Indian Children as Seen in Eighteenth-Century British Painting”
  • Samir Soni (University of California, Los Angeles), “Masculinity, Mimicry, and Morality in India: European Desire and Moral Deficiency in C.W.’s Memoirs ofa Gentleman (1774)”
  • Kelly Bushnell (Royal Holloway, University of London), “Shelley’s Orientalist Ecology of Monsters in ‘A Vision of the Sea’”

14. Testing the Boundaries of Gender: What is Masculine/Feminine?

Baker 102

Chair: Katherine Beglin (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)

  • Clorinda Donato (California State University, Long Beach), “An Apology for Same-Sex Love: Giovanni Bianchi’s 1719 ‘Discourse to the Accademia dei difettosi’”
  • Marin Smith (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo), “The ‘Dangerous Prevalence of [Non-Differentiated] Imagination’: The Gendered Visions of the ‘Choice of Life’ and Process of Maturity in Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas”
  • Rachael King (University of California, Santa Barbara), “Was the Letter Feminine?: Eighteenth-Century Diplomatic Correspondence and Generic Norms”
  • Heather King (University of Redlands), “The Gender of Sensibility in Frances Burney’s Novels”

15. Imperial Visions of Nature

Baker 113

Chair: Gisele Olson (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)

  • Brittany Anderson-Cain (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo), “Scientific Expedition and Imperialist Agenda in Spanish America: Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa’s Relación histórica del viaje a la América meridional”
  • Deborah Janson (West Virginia University), “‘And he became king of the animals and of humankind in spirit, without language’: Bettina von Arnim’s Concept of an Enlightened Ruler in Her Fairy Tale ‘The Queen’s Son’”
  • Elizabeth Bohls (University of Oregon), “The Colonial Picturesque: William Burchell in South Africa, 1811-1813”

16. Servants, Slaves, and Seraglios

Baker 112

Chair: Brittney Bevelaqua (California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo)

  • Kathleen Wilson (State University of New York, Stony Brook), “Three Theses on Recent Studies of Atlantic Slavery”
  • Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey (Washington State University), “Without a Groan or Reproach: Eighteenth-Century Slave Executions”
  • Susan Grayson (Occidental College), “The Working Dead: Agamben, Derrida, and Human Rights in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters


Lunch, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Chumash Auditorium, Room 205
Located on the 2nd floor of the University Union (Building 65) 

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