ASECS in Albuquerque — What a Schedule!

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on March 12, 2010

The 2010 ASECS conference takes place in Albuquerque, March 18-21, at the Hotel Albuquerque. Along with our annual luncheon and business meeting, HECAA will be represented by two panels, chaired by Wendy Wassying Roworth and Adrienne Childs:

Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (HECAA) New Scholars Session
Thursday, 18 March 2010, 11:30-1:00, Turquoise
Chair: Wendy Wassyng ROWORTH, University of Rhode Island

  1. Rose LOGIE, University of Toronto, “The Artful Voyeur: Watteau, Drawing, and Spectatorship”
  2. Anne-Louise G. FONESCA, University of Montréal, “Mythological Painting in Eighteenth-Century Portugal: Models, Nudity and Patronage”
  3. Hilary Coe SMITH, Duke University, “A New Approach to Measuring Taste in the Parisian Art Market, 1760-1784”
  4. Diana CHENG, McGill University, “The Boudoir of the Marquise Du Châtelet: A Chapel for Oneself and the Illusion of Happiness”

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Theorizing the Decorative in Eighteenth-Century Art (HECAA)
Friday, 19 March 2010, 4:15-5:45, Alvarado A
Chair: Adrienne CHILDS, University of Maryland

  1. B.A. HARRINGTON, University of Wisconsin, “Virtue Embodied: A Polite and Dutiful Worktable”
  2. Ethan LASSER, The Chipstone Foundation, “The Phenomenology of Decoration”

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HECAA Luncheon and Business Meeting
Friday, 19 March 2010, 1:00-2:30, Franciscan Ballroom

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THURSDAY, 18 March 2010

Gender and Homosociality in the Long Eighteenth Century
Thursday, 18 March 2010, 8:00-9:30, Alvarado G
Chair: Heidi STROBEL, University of Evansville

  1. Jennifer GERMANN, Ithaca College, “Women’s Networks and Artistic Survival: The Case of Marie-Éléonore Godefroid”
  2. Amber LUDWIG, Boston University, “Re-Evaluating Vigée-Lebrun’s Portrait of Lady Hamilton as a Sibyl”

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Theories of Visual Experience and Artists’ Writings about Art in the Eighteenth Century
Thursday, 18 March 2010, 8:00-9:30, Alvarado C
Chair: Maureen HARKIN, Reed College

  1. Hector REYES, Northwestern University, “Drawing History: Dialectics of Visual Experience in the Comte de Caylus’ Recueil
  2. Lyrica TAYLOR, University of Maryland, “Portrait of the Artist: John Francis Rigaud’s Vision of the Role of the Artist in Eighteenth-Century England”
  3. Abigail ZITIN, University of Chicago, “Hogarth’s Drawing Lesson: Technique and Gender in The Analysis of Beauty

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Portraits and Money
Thursday, 18 March 2010, 8:00-9:30, Alvarado H
Chair: Bradford MUDGE, University of Colorado, Denver

  1. Susan EGENOLF, Texas A&M University, “Narrative as Commodity in the Marketing of Wedgwood’s Fine Heads”
  2. Megan PEISER, Texas Tech University, “A Picture of Commodity: The Culture of Miniatures in Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho
  3. Tatiana SENKEVITCH, University of Toronto, “The Flip Side of the Ancient Coin: Du Bos on the Portraiture of the King”

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The Eighteenth Century in Motion
Thursday, 18 March 2010, 8:00-9:30, Suite 418
Chair: Alistaire TALLENT, Colorado College

  1. Lila Miranda GRAVES, University of Alabama, Birmingham, “Walking the Western Circuit: Paradise Hall, Glastonbury Tor and the Arthurian Context of Tom Jones
  2. Meredith DAVIS, Ramapo College of New Jersey, “Hogarth In Flight”
  3. Michael YONAN, University of Missouri, “Movement, Perception, and Salvation in the Bavarian Rococo Church”

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‘Venice’ in the Imagination of the Creative Artist and the Discursive Citizen
Thursday, 18 March 2010, 9:45-11:15, Alvarado G
Chair: Todd L. LARKIN, Montana State University

  1. Sally GRANT, University of Sydney, “The World in the Venetian Countryside: The Tiepolos at the Villa Valmarana ai Nani”
  2. Sabrina FERRI, University of Notre Dame, “Venice on Stage: Gozzi’s Theater Between Conservatism and Innovation”
  3. Irene ZANINI-CORDI, Florida State University, “Lagoon Waters: Double Vision of Venetian Festivities”
  4. Lisa BERGLUND, Buffalo State College, State University of New York, “Sweet Seducements and Wandering Misery: Hester Lynch Piozzi Reflects on Venice”

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Moving Vegetation: Collecting, Transplanting, and Acclimatizing Plants in the Long Eighteenth Century
Thursday, 18 March 2010, 9:45-11:15, Suite 518
Chair: Giulia PACINI, The College of William & Mary

  1. Glynis RIDLEY, University of Louisville, “Eating Locally, Eating Globally: The Naturalization of Exotics and the Eighteenth-Century Imperial Enterprise”
  2. Stephanie VOLMER, Managing Editor, Raritan Quarterly, Rutgers University, “Escaping Plants and Other Examples of Botanical Mobility”
  3. Mira RADANOVIC, McMaster University, “‘Lily flowers steeped in alcohol, an excellent vulnerary’: The Interests, Surfeits, Debts, and Fetishes of Florilegium Culture”

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Tradition and Innovation in Northern New Spain: Revisiting Eighteenth-Century New Mexico
Thursday, 18 March 2010, 9:45-11:15, Weaver
Chair: Cristina Cruz GONZÁLEZ, Oklahoma State University

  1. Robin Farwell GAVIN, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Santa Fe, “Eighteenth-Century Altarscreens of New Mexico”
  2. William WROTH, Independent Curator and Scholar, “Ethnic Complexity in Eighteenth-Century Ranchos de Taos”
  3. Jacqueline Orsini DUNNINGTON, Independent Scholar, “Tracking the Virgin of Guadalupe in New Mexico”

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Artists’ Lives and Afterlives: Fact, Fiction, and Fabrication
Thursday, 18 March 2010, 11:30-1:00, Alvarado B
Chair: Heather MCPHERSON, University of Alabama at Birmingham

  1. Sarah MONKS, University of East Anglia, Norwich, “Life/Studies: Living as an Artist in Late Eighteenth-Century London”
  2. Robert MODE, Vanderbilt University, “Staging the Life of Hogarth or The Artist’s Progress”
  3. Paulo M. KÜHL, State University of Campinas (Brazil), “Making Heroes in the Institut de France: Joachim Le Breton’s Notices Historiques

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Pastiche in the Eighteenth Century
Thursday, 18 March 2010, 2:30-4:00, Alvarado G
Chair: Julie-Anne PLAX, University of Arizona

  1. Julia ABRAMSON, University of Oklahoma, “What We Read into a Novel: Pastiche, Postiche, and the Two Authors of Marivaux’s Paysan parvenu
  2. Paula RADISICH, Whittier College, “Pastiche & Chardin’s Genre Subjects”
  3. Wendy Wassyng ROWORTH, University of Rhode Island, “The ‘Characteristical’ Style and Salvator Rosa and in England”
  4. Susan M. DIXON, University of Tulsa, “Stone Soup, or Leftovers from the Farnese Collection in Rome”

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Mapmaker, Make me a Map: Eighteenth-Century Cartographies
Thursday, 18 March 2010, 4:15-5:45, Alvarado A
Chair: Karen STOLLEY, Emory University

  1. Brittany ANDERSON, Emory University, “Geography of Latin American Cities in the Encyclopedia metódica: Imagining the New World in the Eighteenth-Century”
  2. Neal Anthony MESSER, Murray State University, “Imagined Order: Mapping What ‘Should Be’ in Eighteenth-Century Mexico”
  3. Magali M. CARRERA, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, “Localist Cartographies: Indigenous Mapping of Late Eighteenth-Century New Spain”
  4. Trevor SPELLER, State University of New York, Buffalo, “Cartographic Humor and Cartographic Power in Gulliver’s Travels

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FRIDAY, 19 March 2010

Cultures of Flowers
Friday, 19 March 2010, 8:00-9:30, Suite 318A
Chair: Melissa HYDE, University of Florida

  1. Mira MORGENSTERN, City College of New York, “The ‘Blooming’ Truth: Rousseau and the Paradox of Flowers”
  2. John KOSTER, University of Toronto, “The Political Aesthetics of Goethe’s Metamorphosis of Plants (1790)”
  3. Ann SHTEIR, York University, “Flora in the Vernacular: ‘Artificial Flower Gardens’ in 1780s London”
  4. Julia SHAPCHENKO, All-Russian Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, “Count Razumovsky’s Botanical Garden, Gorenky, Russia, 1805-1822”

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Visualizing Interiority in the Eighteenth Century
Friday, 19 March 2010, 8:00-9:30, Alvarado C
Chairs: Catherine CLINGER AND Richard TAWS, McGill University

  1. Jennifer FERNG, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Mining, Modernism, and the Visual Culture of the Geological Landscape in Late Eighteenth Century France”
  2. David EHRENPREIS, James Madison University, “Inside the Mind’s Eye: Mesmer’s Imagination and Lavoisier’s Reason”
  3. Suzie PARK, Eastern Illinois University, “Adam Smith, William Gilpin, and Interiority in Ruins: Visualizing ‘what has befallen you’”

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Satire et censure de l’Ancien Régime au Consulat (French Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)
Friday, 19 March 2010, 9:45-11:15, Alvarado A
Chair: Bernadette FORT, Northwestern University

  1. Melissa HYDE, University of Florida, “Needling: The Arts of Embroidery and Satire in the Hands of the Saint-Aubins”
  2. Brigitte WELTMAN-ARON, University of Florida, “Voltaire et Rousseau: courte satire, longue défense”
  3. Nanette LE COAT, Trinity University, “Les Censeurs censurés: Chamfort, Marat et l’Académie française”
  4. Julia DOUTHWAITE, University of Notre Dame, “Le Cimetière de la Madeleine et la censure sous le Consulat”

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Presidential Address, Awards, and Business Meeting
Friday, 19 March 2010, 2:30-4:00
Peter H. REILL, University of California, Los Angeles, “Vitalism and the Construction of the Human Sciences in the Enlightenment: Johann Gottfried Herder and Adam Smith”

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SATURDAY, 20 March 2010

Arboreal Values
Saturday, 20 March 2010, 8:00-9:30, Alvarado A
Chair: Elizabeth Heckendorn COOK, University of California, Santa Barbara

  1. Paula R. BACKSCHEIDER, Auburn University, “Disputed Value: Women and the Trees They Loved”
  2. Nicolle JORDAN, University of Southern Mississippi, “Writing on Trees in Jonson, Barker, and Defoe”
  3. Irene FIZER, Hofstra University, “The Residues She Leaves: Arboreal Constructs and the Woman ‘Out of Place’ in Sense and Sensibility
  4. Giulia PACINI, The College of William and Mary, “How to Think Trees: Arboreal Values in the Eighteenth Century”

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Representations of the Fairies in Europe and its Colonies in the Long Eighteenth Century
Saturday, 20 March 2010, 8:00-9:30, Alvarado E
Chair: Charlotte TRINQUET, University of Central Florida

  1. Kevin PASK, Concordia University, “Fairy Painting, Fairy Theater”
  2. Sophie RAYNARD-LEROY, State University of New York, Stony Brook, “The Conteuse as a Fairy: The Example of Madame d’Aulnoy”
  3. Aurélie ZYGEL-BASSO, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, “‘Ceci n’est pas une fée’: the Representation of Fairies and Magicians in French and English Anthologies Illustration at the End of the Eighteenth Century (Clément-Pierre Marillier, Thomas Stothard)”
  4. Anne DUGGAN, Wayne University, “Ancient and Modern ‘Fairies’ in Donkey Skin and Lady Oscar”

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The House of Habsburg and Its Influence, Part I
Saturday, 20 March 2010, 9:45-11:15, Alvarado H
Chair: Michael YONAN, University of Missouri

  1. Katherine ARENS, University of Texas at Austin, “The Holy Roman Empire as a Missing Early Modern Culture”
  2. Rita KRUEGER, Temple University, “The Challenges of Imperial Mothering: Empress Maria Theresa and her People”
  3. Todd L. LARKIN, Montana State University, Bozeman, “The Lily and the Eagle: The Bourbon-Habsburg Alliance Emblematized by Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun’s Marie-Antoinette in Ceremonial Dress (1778)”
  4. Madeline SUTHERLAND-MEIER, University of Texas at Austin, “The Spanish Habsburgs Viewed from the Eighteenth Century”

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The House of Habsburg and Its Influence, Part II
Saturday, 20 March 2010, 3:45-5:15, Alvarado E
Chair: Michael YONAN, University of Missouri

  1. Bruno FORMENT, Ghent University, Belgium, “Habsburg Opera under the ‘Belgian Climate’: Three Italian Seasons at the Théâtre de la Monnaie, 1727–1730″
  2. Erick ARENAS, Stanford University, “The Missa solemnis of Eighteenth-Century Vienna: A Study of Music, Liturgy, and the Habsburg Inheritance”
  3. Edmund J. GOEHRING, University of Western Ontario, “Mozart Among Austria’s Neoplatonists”
  4. Karen HILES, Muhlenberg College, “Collecting Music at the Hofburg: Haydn and the ‘Emperor’ Quartet amidst the Emperor’s Quartets”

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Forms of Attention, Forms of Distraction
Saturday, 20 March 2010, 3:45-5:15, Suite 318
Chair: Andrew BROUGHTON, University of Chicago

  1. Sarah KAREEM, University of California, Los Angeles, “Wonder, Attention, and Absorption”
  2. Matthew LANDERS, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, “Narration and Memory Theory in the Structure of Tristram Shandy: The Medical Aesthetics of Digression”
  3. Barbara BENEDICT, Trinity College, “Collecting Impressions: Antiquarianism and Attention to Detail in the Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century”
  4. Respondent: Natalie PHILLIPS, Stanford University

Spanish Enlightenment: The Collection of Carlos IV

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions by Editor on March 12, 2010

From Artdaily.org (7 March 2010)

Royal Splendor in the Enlightenment: Charles IV of Spain, Patron and Collector
Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 7 March — 18 July 2010

Francisco de Goya, "Carlos IV," 1789 (Madrid: Royal Academy of History), Inv. No. 76

The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University will present “Royal Splendor in the Enlightenment: Charles IV of Spain, Patron and Collector”, the first major exhibition to showcase the exceptional art collection and refined taste of King Charles IV of Spain (1748-1819), from March 7 through July 18, 2010.

The Meadows Museum will be the only venue outside of Spain for the exhibition, the result of a unique collaboration between the museum and Patrimonio Nacional, the Spanish government institution that manages the artistic holdings created through the patronage and sponsorship of the Spanish monarchs. The exhibition is curated by Patrimonio Nacional curators Dr. Javier Jordán de Urríes y de la Colina and Dr. José Luis Sancho.

Charles IV and his wife, Queen María Luisa, reigned from 1788 to 1808 (when they were forced into exile by Napoleon), at the end of the Enlightenment period. They had a special passion for the arts and collected avidly throughout their lives.

Royal Workshops, "Sedan Chair of Queen María Luisa of Parma," 1795 (Madrid: Royal Palace, National Heritage), Inv. No. 10008050

“During his reign, Charles IV created a highly sophisticated, refined and cosmopolitan court for which the arts played a major role,” said Dr. Mark Roglán, museum director. “The combination of collecting works from the past as well as investing in those of the present, especially in the field of decorative arts, became part of the daily life of this king, whose artistic taste was among the finest in his time and in the history of the Spanish monarchy. The exhibition also shows the development of Charles’ artistic interests; he was not only influenced by the Spanish tradition, but had a special fondness for Italian art because of his childhood origins in Naples, and for French art, due to the dense network of dynastic relations that linked the Bourbons of Versailles to those of Madrid in the 18th century.”

The exhibition includes more than 80 examples of furniture, textiles, clocks, porcelains, paintings and sculptures selected from the casas de campo (country estates) and royal palaces of Madrid, Aranjuez, El Escorial and El Pardo. The majority of works are from Patrimonio Nacional (the Spanish National Heritage), and most of them have never before traveled to the U.S. The collection includes some of the finest examples of art styles of the day, from Rococo paintings to a stunning Neoclassical dessert centerpiece of semi-precious stones, lapis lazuli, gilded bronze and enamel. Other highlights include the queen’s ceremonial throne with its 18-foot-tall canopy, an elaborate sedan chair in which she was carried by footmen, a gilded bronze, porcelain and enamel bird cage clock, and a shotgun of wood, steel, gold and silver belonging to the king, an avid hunter. Also included are works by Francisco de Goya, the first court painter under Charles IV; his 1789 portrait of the king is making its only appearance outside of Madrid in 200 years. A painting by Diego Velázquez, Portrait (miniature) of the Count-Duke of Olivares, c. 1638, collected by Charles, will also be featured, as well as paintings by Luis Meléndez, Juan de Flandes, Anton Mengs and Giovanni Panini, among others.

The exhibition, which will be shown in the Jake and Nancy Hamon Galleries, will be accompanied by a scholarly, fully illustrated catalogue in English produced by the Meadows Museum. Also included will be a documentary that will feature, in HD video, the rooms and gardens of the palaces highlighted in the exhibition, bringing to life the splendid residences of the King. (more…)

Call for Articles: British Queer History

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on March 12, 2010

Call for Papers: Special Issue of The Journal of British Studies on Queer History
Articles for Consideration Due by 1 November 2010

The Journal of British Studies is calling for papers on all aspects of British queer history. Articles can be from the medieval period to the present day. This is for a special issue to be published in late 2011 or early 2012, to be guest edited by Brian Lewis (McGill University). Articles should be 10,000-12,000 words long, follow the JBS format, and be submitted by November 1, 2010.  For more information, see the journal’s website or contact the editors at jbs.history@mcgill.ca or Brian Lewis at brian.lewis@mcgill.ca.

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