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Focusing on the past, present, and future of American eighteenth-century studies.

In a section commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Howard D. Weinbrot, Felicity A. Nussbaum, and Heather McPherson trace the history of the Society. Logan J. Connors, Jason H. Pearl, Jessica Zimble, Adam Schoene, Rebecca Messbarger, and Morgan Vanek then assess the disciplinary divides that still stymie the field. Melissa Hyde's Presidential Address recovers the lives and careers of two female artists in Paris. Laurent Dubois's Clifford Lecture examines theā€¦

Focusing on the past, present, and future of American eighteenth-century studies.

In a section commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Howard D. Weinbrot, Felicity A. Nussbaum, and Heather McPherson trace the history of the Society. Logan J. Connors, Jason H. Pearl, Jessica Zimble, Adam Schoene, Rebecca Messbarger, and Morgan Vanek then assess the disciplinary divides that still stymie the field. Melissa Hyde's Presidential Address recovers the lives and careers of two female artists in Paris. Laurent Dubois's Clifford Lecture examines the centrality of theater to political action in Saint-Domingue.

In the next section, "Consumption and Remediation," Alison DeSimone, Amy Dunagin, Erica Levenson, and Julia Hamilton consider the reception in England of foreign music and theater, including Italian opera, French comic troupes, and abolitionist "African" songs. These are followed by Michael Edson's investigation of marginalia in Anne Hamilton's Epics of the Ton and Anaclara Castro-Santana's rethinking of the relation between Sophia Western and the Jacobite celebrity Jenny Cameron in Tom Jones.

In "Teaching Tough Texts," Anne Greenfield, Holly Faith Nelson and Sharon Alker, and W. Scott Howard offer innovative tactics for engaging students. The penultimate section, "Eighteenth-Century Bodies," features essays by Olivia Carpenter on the politics of The Woman of Colour and Meghan Kobza on masquerade costumes. The final section, "Disability in the Eighteenth Century," assembles work by Travis Chi Wing Lau, Madeline Sutherland-Meier, D. Christopher Gabbard, Jason S. Farr, Hannah Chaskin, and Declan Kavanagh that aims to push the field forward toward more historically nuanced interpretations of disability.

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Table of Contents

Past
Genesis: Donald J. Greene (1914-97) and the Founding of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1969-1973, by Howard D. Weinbrot
Women in the Archives, by Felicity A. Nussbaum
Fifty

Past
Genesis: Donald J. Greene (1914-97) and the Founding of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 1969-1973, by Howard D. Weinbrot
Women in the Archives, by Felicity A. Nussbaum
Fifty Years of Women at ASECS, by Helen McPherson
Futures
Introduction, by Logan Connors and Jason Pearl
Scholarship from the Periphery: An Israeli Perspective, by Jessica Zimble
ASECS Beyond Borders, by Adam Schoene
Twenty-First-Century Salon/Salotto Culture for ASECS after 50, by Rebecca Messbarger
Closer to Home: Towards a Local Eighteenth Century, by Morgan Vanek
Presidential Lecture
Ambitions, Modest and Otherwise of Two Parisian Painters: Marianne Loir and Catherine Lusurier, by Melissa Hyde
Clifford Lecture
Minette's Worlds: Theater and Revolution in Saint-Domingue, by Laurent M. Dubois
Consumption and Remediation
Consuming Foreign Music, Theater, and Dance
Introduction, by Alison DeSimone
Opera, War, and the Politics of Effeminacy under Queen Anne, by Amy Dunagin
From Royalty to Riots: Responses to French Musical Theater in Early Eighteenth-Century England, by Erica Levenson
National Sin, Personal Guilt: Singing Abolitionist 'African' Songs in the Home, by Julia Hamilton
Manuscript Notations and Cultural Memory, by Michael Edson
Henry Fielding's Theatrical Reminiscences: Another Look at Sophia Western as Jenny Cameron, by Anaclara Castro-Santana
Teaching Tough Texts
Introduction, by Anne Greenfield
Higher Argument / Remaines': Radical Contingency in Paradise Lost, by W. Scott Howard
Addressing the Dialect, Distance, and Perceived Dullness of Scottish Restoration Literature: A Case Study, by Holly Faith Nelson
For they are not numberless': Teaching the Greatest (and therefore Toughest) Texts, by Clifford Earl Ramsey
Eighteenth-Century Bodies
Rendered Remarkable: Reading Race and Desire in The Woman of Colour, by Olivia Carpenter
The Habit of Habits: Material Culture and the Eighteenth-Century London Masquerade, by Meghan Kobza
Disability in the Eighteenth Century
Introduction, by Travis Chi Wing Lau and Madeline Sutherland-Meier
Sickly and Cross: Heterosexual Plots and Ill-Narratives in Austen's Pride and Prejudice, by Hanna Chaskin
Disability as Metaphor and Lived Experience: the Reforming Bodies of Richardson's Pamela and Sarah Scott's Millenium Hall, by Jason S. Farr
The Enlightenment's Extraordinary Bodies, by D. Christopher Gabbard
Past Joys have more than paid what I endure': Rochester and the Pleasure of Impairment, by Declan Kavanagh

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David A. Brewer

David A. Brewer (COLUMBUS, OH) is an associate professor of English at Ohio State University. He is the coauthor, most recently, of The Book in Britain: A Historical Introduction.
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Crystal B. Lake

Crystal B. Lake (DAYTON, OH) is a professor of English languages and literature at Wright State University. She is the author of Artifacts: How We Think and Write About Found Objects.