SCSECS 2012 Proposals

The Annual Conference of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

The Grove Park Inn
Asheville, North Carolina

23 – 25 February 2012

“Panoramas and Prospects”


The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will hold its 2012 annual conference in Asheville, North Carolina, at the historic Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Inspired by the mountainous landscape and rich cultural heritage of the region, this year’s theme will be “Panoramas and Prospects.”  We welcome panels and individual papers that address this topic or anything relevant to the interdisciplinary study of the long eighteenth century. 

Panel Proposals :
We welcome proposals for papers and full panels that explore the topics of panoramas and prospects.  Please see the website for the Current List of Panels, including contact information for panel chairs.  Proposals for papers should be submitted to those panel chairs no later than December 31, 2011.  Abstracts should be approximately 250-300 words; please include your school affiliation and email address.

Proposals for papers that explore other topics and proposals for full panels :
We also invite proposals for individual papers and full panels that explore other topics.  Please submit these proposals no later than December 31, 2011, to Dr. Phyllis Thompson at .  Proposals may also be sent via the USPS at East Tennessee State University, Department of Literature and Language, P.O. Box 70683, Johnson City, TN 37614.  Proposals for papers should be 250-300 words; please include your school affiliation and email address with your submission.  Submission for full panels should include a brief overview of the panel’s purpose and a short abstract of each paper; please provide the affiliation and electronic contact information for the panel’s chair as well as for each presenter.

We look forward to seeing you!

Please refer to the conference website for more information.

Additional questions may be directed to Dr. Phyllis Thompson at thompsop@etsu.edu.