Wesleyan Hosts 18th Century Scholars Conference

Wesleyan hosted the 2012 Northeast American Society for 18th Century Studies Conference Oct. 11-14 with a theme of “The Social Individual.”

Scholars from universities and colleges throughout the country presented papers and participated in panels. Topics included Haiti’s Circum-Atlantic Roots and Routes; The Image and Occupations of the Social Individual; Questions and Experience of Temporality in 18th-Century France; Translation and the Public Good; Rethinking the Early American “Social Individual;” Lunatics, Lice, Mad Doctors, and Assassins; Shakespeare and 18th Literary Criticism; The Social Animal: Humans and Nonhumans; British Narratives; Social Science and the Science of the Social; among many others.

Photos of the conference are below: