NEASECS 2016: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, October 20-22

Translation, Transmission, Transgression in the Global Eighteenth Century

Giuseppe Vasi and Giovanni Battista Piranesi, The Remains of the Portico of the Temple of Jupiter and of the Temple of Fortune," by Courtesy Lombard Antiquarian Maps and Prints, Scarborough, Maine.

Possible topics include translations, transmissions, and transgressions across cultures, languages, and literatures; across local and national borders; and across gender identities, racial identities, and class identities in the global eighteenth century. How do texts and ideas travel? Who and what determines when a translation or transmission crosses over into a transgression? Papers could address empire and colonialism, war, the slave trade, the book trade, Orientalism, and constructions of nation, nationality, and race. In keeping with NEASECS tradition, panels and papers devoted to elements of the long eighteenth century not directly related to the conference theme are also welcome.

Panel proposals by April 1, 2016;
Full panels and individual papers May 15, 2016


NEASECS 2015 was held in in Hartford CT October 8-10, hosted by Trinity College
The organizing theme was Texts and The City.


Edna Steeves Prize
for Best Graduate Student Paper

The Edna Steeves Prize is an award of $300 for the best paper delivered by a graduate student at the Annual Meeting. This prize, established in 1994, honors the memory of the late Edna L. Steeves of the English Department at the University of Rhode Island, a founding member who served as Secretary-Treasurer of NEASECS from 1989 until her death in 1995. The winner of the prize is selected by an interdisciplinary committee appointed by the President of NEASECS. Rules for submission of papers for the prize are announced on the Annual Meeting web site and in the materials distributed for the Annual Meeting.


John H. O'Neill Bursaries

The John H. O'Neill Bursaries are awards of up to $300 to graduate students to assist them with the cost of travel to the Annual Meeting. In 2002 the Society voted to name these bursaries in honor of John H. O'Neill of the English department of Hamilton College, who has served as editor of the NEASECS Newsletter since 1989. Up to six awards per year may be made. The chairs of the Annual Meeting decide to whom the awards are made. Graduate students who are presenting papers at the Annual Meeting and wish to apply for John H. O'Neill Bursaries should send their inquiries to the Annual Meeting chairs.


NEASECS 2014 September 25-28 at Syracuse University, Syracuse NY
NEASECS 2013 October 3-6 at Yale University, New Haven, CT
NEASECS 2012 October 11-13 at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
NEASECS 2011 October 27-29 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
NEASECS 2010 October 21-23 in Buffalo, NY
NEASECS 2009 November 5 - 8 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
NEASECS 2008 October 30 - November 2 at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York
NEASECS 2007 October 25-28 at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
NEASECS 2006 November 9-12 at Salem State College, Salem, Massachusetts
NEASECS 2005 30 September - 2 October 2005, Fredericton, New Brunswick
NEASECS 2004 4-6 November 2004, Univ. of Vermont.


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