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ASECS 2012, San Antonio

2012 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
San Antonio, 22-24 March 2012

Mission San Francisco de la Espada at San Antonio, ca. 1750s
Photo by Travis Witt, 2010, Wikimedia Commons

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The 2012 ASECS conference takes place in San Antonio, March 22-24, at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk. This year’s annual HECAA luncheon and business meeting will be held on Friday at nearby Boudro’s restaurant. In terms of sessions, HECAA will be represented by two panels, also on Friday, chaired by Melissa Hyde and Heidi Kraus and Heidi Strobel and Amber Ludwig, with Christopher Johns serving as a respondent. In addition to these, a wide selection of sessions are also included below (there are, of course, lots of others that will interest HECAA members). For the full program, see the ASECS website. Elle Decor, incidentally, featured San Antonio in its March 2012 issue.

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HECAA New Scholar’s Open Session
Friday, 23 March 2012, 11:30-1:00, Bowie C
Chair: Melissa HYDE, University of Florida, and Heidi KRAUS, University of Iowa
1. Katherine ARPEN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Touch, Sensation, Imagination: Étienne-Maurice Falconet’s Bather
2. Zirwat CHOWDUHRY, Northwestern University, “Incongruously Indian: The Joke behind George Dance the Younger’s Guildhall Façade
3. Amanda STRASIK, University of Iowa, “Portraying the (Future) Queen: Le Portrait de Marie-Joséphe de Saxe et Le Duc de Bourgogne
4. Hyejin LEE, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “The Language of Magic in Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin’s Food Still Lifes”

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HECAA Luncheon and Business Meeting
Friday, 23 March 2012, 1:00
Boudros, 205 Presa St. at Charles Court (between Market and Commerce) — ask for the event space at Charles Court; see comments below for directions.

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Exoticisms: Global Commodity Exchange in the Long Eighteenth Century, (HECAA)
Friday, 23 March 2012, 4:15-5:45, Bowie C
Chairs: Heidi STROBEL, University of Evansville, and Amber LUDWIG, Honolulu Academy of Arts
1. Dana LEE, Art Institute of Atlanta, “Between Worlds: Performing Gender and Class through Exoticism in Madame de Pompadour’s Boudoir Turq”
2. Adrienne CHILDS, Independent Scholar, “The Taste for Blackness: Coffee, Race, and Exoticism in Eighteenth Century Luxury Objects”
3. Alden GORDON, Trinity College, “A Golden ‘Chinese’ Interior in Italy made of Imported Rock Crystal and Lacquer: The Commodities and Language of Global Exoticism in the Decorative Arts and in Engraving”
4. Elizabeth WILLIAMS, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Familiarizing the Foreign: Chinoiserie and Eighteenth-Century English Silver”
Respondent: Christopher JOHNS, Vanderbilt University

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OTHER SESSIONS RELATED TO THE VISUAL ARTS

T H U R S D A Y ,  2 2  M A R C H   2 0 1 2

8:00-9:30
Audiences, Observers, Spies, & Witnesses: Types of Attention in the Eighteenth Century, Bowie A
Chair: Cheryl WANKO, West Chester University
1. Kathleen E. URDA, Bronx Community College, CUNY, “Theatrical Spectatorship and Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park”
2. Fiona RITCHIE, McGill University, “Sentimental Attention: Women Watching Shakespeare in the Mid-Eighteenth Century”
3. David Francis TAYLOR, University of Toronto, “Spectators at the Print Shop Window: Caricature and the Corporate Gaze”

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9:45-11:15
Aesthetic Reception, Sensibility, and Social Engineering: Interrogating the Effects of the Work of Art in the Long Eighteenth Century, Pecos
Chair: Julia SIMON, University of California, Davis
1. Jean MARSDEN, University of Connecticut, “Sentimental Drama as Social Engineering”
2. Philipp SCHWEIGHAUSER, Universität Basel, “Sympathy Control: Sentimental Literature and Early European Aesthetics”
3. Peter ERICKSON, University of Chicago, “Conversion in the Museum: Friedrich Schlegel at the Louvre, 1802-1804”
4. Laurence LEMAIRE, University of California, Davis, “Rousseau, Writing and Aesthetics: a Moral Agent at Work”

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Directing Light and Adjusting Outlooks: Mirrors, Lenses, Windows, Reflections, Refractions, Translucencies, (South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) Frio
Chair: Kevin L. COPE, Louisiana State University
1. Robert CRAIG, Independent Scholar, “Zur Farbenlehre- Goethe’s Theory of Colors: Goethe versus Newton – and the Winner Is . . . ?”
2. Laura MILLER, University of West Georgia, “Light, Space, and Masculinity in Newtonian Optical Experiments”
3. William STARGARD, Pine Manor College, “Scientific and Divine Light in Bernard Vittone’s Architecture for the Poor Clares
4. Jeremy WEAR, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Lilbertine Philosophy and the Error of the Eyes in Aphra Behn’s The Emperor of the Moon

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The Aesthetics of Science and the Science of Aesthetics – I, Rio Grande Center
Chair: Peter MESSER, Mississippi State University
1. Bryan HURT, University of Southern California, “Laurence Sterne and the Science of True Feeling”
2. Paula BROWN, Louisiana Tech, “Edmund Burke’s Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful: Ethics and Empiricism ‘Confounded’”
3. Jessica DECKARD, Indiana University, “The Lily Adeline: Botany and Botanical Knowledge in Radliffe’s The Romance of the Forest”

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Home Away from Home: Transient Artists in the Eighteenth Century, Bowie A
Chair: Christina LINDEMAN, Pima Community College
1. Catherine M. SAMA, University of Rhode Island, “‘On the Road’: Rosalba Carriera in Paris, Modena, and Vienna (1720-30)”
2. Wendy Wassyng ROWORTH, University of Rhode Island, Benjamin West’s First Tour of England: Speculations on an Anonymous Sketchbook”
3. Jennifer VAN HORN, Towson University, “‘Straggling Adventurers of the Brush’: Transatlantic Artists and the Making of the British Empire”
4. Elisabeth FRASER, University of South Florida, “Mediterranean Self-Fashioning: Louis-François Cassas, Itinerant Artist in the Ottoman Empire”

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11:30-1:00
The British Grand Tour, Pecos
Chair: Alison O’BYRNE, University of York
1. Alistair DURIE, University of Stirling, “The Home Tour Revisited”
2. Denys VAN RENEN, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, “Salvaging British Identity in Johnson’s Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland”
3. Gordon TURNBULL, Yale University, “Boswell’s Jaunts: A Britain ‘Yet Minutely Diversified’”
4. Susan EGENOLF, Texas A&M University, “‘There’s a View in My Soup’: Wedgwood’s Green Frog Service and the Promotion of the British Picturesque”

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Roundtable: Demystifying the Academic Journal (Professionalization Panel Sponsored by the Graduate Student Caucus) Live Oak
Chair: Nicholas E. MILLER, Washington University in St. Louis
1. Cristobal SILVA, Columbia University, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
2. Marion L. RUST, University of Kentucky, Early American Literature
3. Downing A. THOMAS, University of Iowa, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture
4. Hazel GOLD, Emory University, PMLA
5. Julia SIMON, University of California, Davis, Eighteenth-Century Studies
6. Jonathan Beecher FIELD, Clemson University, Common-place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life

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The Aesthetics of Science and the Science of Aesthetics – II, Rio Grande Center
Chair: Peter G. DEGABRIELE, Mississippi State University
1. Tili Boon CUILLÉ, Washington University in St. Louis, “From Scientific Principle to Aesthetic Practice: The Natural Laws of Artistic Composition”
2. Peter MESSER, Mississippi State University, “Jeremy Belknap’s Sublime Science of Natural History”

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Art and Life: Cultural Practices of Animation in the Eighteenth Century (The Role of the Viewer/Reader/Observer) – I, Regency East
Chair: Amelia RAUSER, Franklin and Marshall College
1. Sarah R. COHEN, University at Albany, State University of New York, “Expert Brutes: Animating Artistry in Eighteenth-Century Painting”
2. Keith BRESNAHAN, OCAD University, “Parallax Views: Animating Architecture in Eighteenth-Century France”
3. Hannah Vandegrift ELDRIDGE, University of Chicago, ‘“No time there is, no power, can decompose /The minted form that lives and living grows’: Goethe’s Animated Forms”
4. Sarah BETZER, University of Virginia, “Shadow Play: Ingres, Sculpture, and Spectacle”

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2:30-4:00
Art and Life: Cultural Practices of Animation in the Eighteenth Century (The Life Force as Spark) – II, Bowie C
Chair: Amelia RAUSER, Franklin and Marshall College
1. Wendy BELLION, University of Delaware, “Speaking Statues”
2. Erin M. GOSS, Clemson University, “Animated Dialogue: Bentham’s Corpse Play”
3. Bendta SCHROEDER, Brandeis University, “Erasmus Darwin’s ‘Amorous Ocean’: Organic Sexuality in The Loves of the Plants
4. Emily Hodgson ANDERSON, University of Southern California, “Animating Perfection: Sarah Siddons’s Hermione”

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The Wit and Wisdom of Eighteenth-Century Thought, (Northwest Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies – NWSECS), Llano
Chair: Ken ERICKSEN, Linfield College
1. Pamela PLIMPTON, Warner Pacifi c College, “Laughing on the Dark Side: Theory of Mind [Reading] in Matthew Lewis’s The Monk
2. Johann REUSCH, University of Washington. “Wit Lies in Brevity: Christoph Georg Lichtenberg’s Aphorisms as Cosmopolitan Wisdom”
3. Robert MODE, Vanderbilt University, “Juxtapositions and Parodies in Hogarth’s The Enraged Musician
4. Marvin LANSVERK, Montana State University, “The Comedy in Blake’s Divine Comedy Illustrations

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The Medical Gothic, (Western Society for Eighteenth Century Studies), Rio Grande East
Chair: Lisa Forman CODY, Claremont McKenna College
1. Sara LULY, Kansas State University, “A Gothic Science: Gothic Motifs in the Medical Texts of Eighteenth-Century German Magnetists”
2. Dana Gliserman KOPANS, State University of New York, Empire State College, “Nymphomania, or the Horrors of Female Desire”
3. Kevin CHUA, Texas Tech University, “Fuseli and Gothic Preformation”
4. Christine CROCKETT, Claremont McKenna College, “Dreadful Portraits: Medical Gothic and the Regulation of Desire”

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4:15-5:45
Innovative Course Design, Pecan
Chair: Paula LOSCOCCO, Lehman College, City University of New York
1. Susan LANSER, Brandeis University AND Jane KAMENSKY, Brandeis University, “London in the Long Eighteenth Century: People, Culture, City”
2. Janie VANPÉE, Smith College, Re-Membering Marie Antoinette”
3. Zach HUTCHINS, Brigham Young University, “American Love Letters”

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F R I D A Y ,  2 3  M A R C H  2 0 1 2

8:00-9:30
Life and Luxury: Material Culture and Decorative Arts, Blanco
Chair: Denise Amy BAXTER, University of North Texas
1. Kevin JUSTUS, Independent Scholar/University of Phoenix Humanities, “The Chime of a Clock and the Scratch of a Pen: Louis XV’s Astronomical Clock and Roll Top Desk –A King of Art, Science and Industry Decorative Art as Portrait”
2. Chloe NORTHROP, University of North Texas, “Colonial Exchanges of Material Goods: The Case of Pauline Bonaparte Leclerc and Maria Nugent”
3. Dana LOUGHLIN, University of British Columbia, “Laughing at Gilded Butterfl ies: Essai de Papilloneries Humaines and the Ornamentation of Social Spaces in Eighteenth-Century France”
4. Heidi STROBEL, University of Evansville, “Portraiture and the Art of Mary Linwood”

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9:45-11:15
Pompeii and Herculaneum in the Eighteenth Century, Bowie C
Chair: Julie-Anne PLAX, University of Arizona
1. Bernadette FORT, Northwestern University, “The Discoveries at Herculaneum and the Debate on Ancient Painting”
2. Sandra BARR, Independent Scholar, “A Spot of Bother! Naples and the Grand Tour Penchant for Disaster Imagery”
3. Amelia RAUSER, Franklin and Marshall College, “Performing Antiquity: Emma Hamilton’s ‘Attitudes’ and the Fragments of Pompeii and Herculaneum”
4. Leslie REINHARDT, Independent Scholar, “The Endurance of the Literary: A Cestus of Venus in Anglo-American Art”

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11:30-1:00
New Scholar’s Open Session, (Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture), Bowie C
Chair: Melissa HYDE, University of Florida, AND Heidi KRAUS, University of Iowa
1. Katherine ARPEN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Touch, Sensation, Imagination: Étienne-Maurice Falconet’s Bather
2. Zirwat CHOWDUHRY, Northwestern University, “Incongruously Indian: The Joke behind George Dance the Younger’s Guildhall Façade
3. Amanda STRASIK, University of Iowa, “Portraying the (Future) Queen: Le Portrait de Marie-Joséphe de Saxe et Le Duc de Bourgogne
4. Hyejin LEE, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “The Language of Magic in Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin’s Food Still Lifes”

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The Cultural Life of Things: Material Culture in the Long Italian Eighteenth-Century, (Italian Studies Caucus), Rio Grande East
Chair: Sabrina FERRI, University of Notre Dame
1. Rebecca MESSBARGER, Washington University in St. Louis, “Anatomy of the Venus de Medici in Peter Leopold’s Science Museum”
2. Paola GIULI, Saint Joseph’s University, “The Rare and the Marvelous: Leone Strozzi’s Cabinets of Natural and Artistic Curiosities”
3. Francesca SAVOIA, University of Pittsburgh, “Window Shopping in Eighteenth-Century London: Giuseppe Baretti and Alessandro Verri”
4. Irene ZANINI-CORDI, Florida State University, “Natural Wonders and Ingenious Inventions in Margherita Sparapani Gentili Boccapadule’s Viaggio d’Italia”

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4:15-5:45
Exoticisms: Global Commodity Exchange in the Long Eighteenth Century, (Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture), Bowie C
Chairs: Heidi STROBEL, University of Evansville, and Amber LUDWIG, Honolulu Academy of Arts
1. Dana LEE, Art Institute of Atlanta, “Between Worlds: Performing Gender and Class through Exoticism in Madame de Pompadour’s Boudoir Turq”
2. Adrienne CHILDS, Independent Scholar, “The Taste for Blackness: Coffee, Race, and Exoticism in Eighteenth Century Luxury Objects”
3. Alden GORDON, Trinity College, “A Golden ‘Chinese’ Interior in Italy made of Imported Rock Crystal and Lacquer: The Commodities and Language of Global Exoticism in the Decorative Arts and in Engraving”
4. Elizabeth WILLIAMS, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Familiarizing the Foreign: Chinoiserie and Eighteenth-Century English Silver”
Respondent: Christopher JOHNS, Vanderbilt University

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S A T U R D A Y ,  2 4  M A R C H  2 0 1 2

8:00-9:30
Deep in the Art of Texas, Llano
Chair: Amy FREUND, Texas Christian University
1. Heather MACDONALD, Dallas Museum of Art, “Stormy Weather: Joseph Vernet’s A Mountain Landscape with an Approaching Storm at the Dallas Museum of Art”
2. C.D. DICKERSON, Kimbell Art Museum, “Bringing the Eighteenth Century to Texas: Bertram Newhouse and the Kimbells”
3. James CLIFTON, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, “Paolo de Matteis and the Artist’s Profession: On Two Paintings in Houston”
4. Nicole ATZBACH, Meadows Museum, “Richard Worsam Meade: Vicente López’s Portrait of an American Entrepreneur and Collector in Spain”
5. Iraida RODRIGUEZ-NEGRON, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University and Meadows Museum, ‘“Quiere un retrato de S.M. para Sortija:’ Introducing the Portrait Miniatures at the Meadows Museum by Francisca Meléndez, Portraitist at the Court of Charles IV”

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9:45-11:15
Publishing the Past: History and Eighteenth-Century Print Culture – II, Frio
Chair: Hannah DOHERTY, Stanford University
1. Mark TOWSEY, University of Liverpool, “ ‘A Table of the Human Passions’: Learning to Read the Past in Eighteenth-Century Britain”
2. Jeff STRABONE, Connecticut College, “The Middle Scots Poets in the Eighteenth Century: Creating a Usable Past for Scotland”
3. Crystal B. LAKE, Wright State University, “Surrounded by the Congenial Elements of Books and Dirt: Women Antiquaries in the Long Eighteenth Century”
4. Adam BUDD, University of Edinburgh, “History of India in the Scottish Enlightenment: Methods and Vision”

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2:00-3:30
Théâtre et actualité(s) avant la Révolution- I, Blanco
Chair: Yann ROBERT, Stanford University AND Logan J. CONNORS, Bucknell University
1. Pannill CAMP, Washington University in St. Louis, “‘Belle Horreur:’ Hubert Robert’s Architectural Fantasies and the Paris Opera Fire of 1781”
2. Olivier FERRET, Université Lyon 2, “Faire des ‘applications’ au théâtre sous l’Ancien Régime”
3. Jack IVERSON, Whitman College, “Performing Beaumarchais’s Benevolence: Norac et Javolci and the Institut de bienfaisance pour les mères-nourrices”
4. Jennifer TAMAS, Stanford University, “De l’alcôve à la tribune: déclaration des sentiments et déclaration des droits”

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3:45-5:15
Roundtable: Disciplinary Approaches to Eighteenth-Century Material Culture, Frios
Chair: Michael YONAN, University of Missouri
1 Denise Amy BAXTER, University of North Texas
2. Barbara M. BENEDICT, Trinity College
3. Jennifer GERMANN, Ithaca College
4. Karen HILES, Muhlenberg College
5. Chloe WIGSTON SMITH, University of Georgia

 

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