2020–21 Call for Proposals and Presenters

Published: August 6, 2020

As part of our ongoing effort to sustain intellectual community and enable scholarly exchange, and in order to support and encourage the work many of us are doing in a range of public forums during this unprecedented time, the UCLA Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies and William Andrews Clark Memorial Library are accepting proposals for works-in-progress sessions and panel discussions to take place online via Zoom during the 2020–21 academic year (Fall quarter is preferred). Academic programs supported by the Center/Clark explore the latest research in the early modern period (including the long eighteenth century, which extends through the Romantic period) and in special areas represented in the Clark’s collections. These sessions will be made available to the public and may be recorded. Dates and times are to be determined. We will also be collaborating with the Southern California Eighteenth-Century group on their annual works-in-progress series and will announce details on that shortly.

We welcome proposals from the UCLA Center/Clark community in one of the following formats:

Works-in-Progress Sessions

The session will involve a pre-distributed text by the presenter, followed by a possible respondent and open discussion. The sessions will be open to the public. Works-in-progress can include articles or book/dissertation chapters in progress, book/grant/dissertation proposals, or conference papers. We particularly welcome presentations of papers that students were unable to deliver because of conference cancellations.

Critical Conversations

The session will involve two or more speakers, a moderator or respondent and open discussion. We hope to keep these events informal, creative, and timely. These conversations could focus on common interdisciplinary subjects or shared objects, the historical dimensions of pressing current issues, or questions of methodology and sustainability, just to list a few possibilities.

Proposals should include:

A summary of the topic, relating to current trends in the relevant fields
Suggested format
Suggested respondent (if desired)
A short bio of the proposed speaker(s)

For information about the Center or Clark Library, please visit our websites at the links above.

DEADLINE: August 31, 2020

Inquiries can be directed to:

Kathy Sanchez, Manager of Programs – ksanchez@humnet.ucla.edu
or Helen Deutsch, Director of the Center and Clark Library – hdeutsch@humnet.ucla.edu