May 8-10, 2013
The Bloomington Eighteenth-Century Studies Workshop has been an
annual event since 2002. The workshop format consists of intense
discussion of pre-circulated papers, amidst
socializing and refreshment. Papers are selected by an
interdisciplinary committee, drawing both on
the wide community of eighteenth-century scholars and on the large and
growing group of scholars in this field at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Our topic for 2013 is "Exemplarity, its Practices and Limits." The focus of our Workshop will be an age when presumably exemplarity was under pressure and examples became unruly. We want to examine the practices and limits of exemplarity in different areas, such as politics, religion, fiction, and the so-called experimental sciences. The workshop program is now available.
Since the Workshop relies on pre-circulated papers, it is for registered participants only. If you plan to participate in the Workshop you must register for it via the University's Conference Registration Website ($45 for faculty; $25 for students—this charge helps cover the cost of producing the reader and providing refreshments). It would be helpful if you would register earlier rather than later, as this helps us to produce the correct number of readers. Please note that payments are non-refundable and must be made electronically; no cash or check payments can be accepted.
For more information and/or general inquiries, please contact:
Dr. Barbara Truesdell
(812) 855-2856/ fax (812) 855-0002
voltaire @ indiana.edu