Enlightenment Road Trip — Feb 27 to Mar 1, 2014

In case you’ve never been to one, academic conferences are ridiculously dorky and ridiculously fun. This one has a $1,200 prize for an all-undergraduate panel. We should win this thing. We should own it. Seriously, if you don’t win this award, I’ll be disappointed in each of you individually and collectively. We have until Oct 31 to write up a proposal. Details below.


40th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
February 27-March 1, 2014
Knoxville, TN

Join your SEAESCS colleagues in downtown Knoxville at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, just off of historic Market Square at Gay St. in Knoxville’s thriving downtown. You’ll have easy walking access to some of Knoxville’s best restaurants, the Saturday farmer’s market, great shops, clubs, museums, and bars. Come explore THE MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS with us next spring!

Program Chair: Mary McAlpin

Local Arrangements: Misty Anderson

Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel
401 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902

SEND PAPER PROPOSALS by November 1st, 2013 TO Mary McAlpin,seasecs@utk.edu

SEND COMPLETE PANEL PROPOSALS by November 1st, 2013 TO Mary McAlpin, seasecs@utk.edu
(The deadline for general panel proposals was August 15th).

The Executive Board of SEASECS announces its new “Undergraduate Teaching Prize” to be given for the first time at our fortieth annual meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee (February 27-March 1, 2014). A committee will award $1,200 to the member who proposes the best undergraduate panel for the conference, with the monies to be used at least in part to help the participating undergraduate students with expenses related to attending the conference. Submissions should consist of a letter of presentation from the member proposing the panel and a one-page talk proposal from each of the three or four undergraduate presenters.
Please send your submission electronically to Mary McAlpin, mmcalpin@utk.edu, by October 31, 2013.


2 thoughts on “Enlightenment Road Trip — Feb 27 to Mar 1, 2014

  1. I’m digging the benevolent dictator moniker. Honestly, the more and more I consider it, the more I think that group two’s presentation raised so many questions that we could spend the entire semester dissecting the issue of race as social construct. I’d like to propose that as an idea that we could write up and present. We’d need a group of four to go and lead the discussion panel, but if anyone likes that idea, or has a better one, I’d be up for it. Good ladies, gentlemen, and anywhoms that fit neither or both aforementioned descriptions, anyone else up for unnecessary academia? Bueller?

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