“The Eighteenth Centuries: An Interdisciplinary Symposium”

NOTE: FOR MONTALTO (2 March), EVERYONE MUST REGISTER because space is limited. Send name and number of guests to Michelle Hammond (mhammond@monticello.org)

Friday, March 1, Harrison Small Institute

8:30 Coffee
9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
David T. Gies (Spanish) and Cynthia Wall (English)
Andrew O’Shaughnessy (Monticello)
9:30 PANEL 1:  “Knowledge”
Moderator: Sophia Rosenfeld (History)
Brad Pasanek (English) and Chad Wellmon (German):
       “(S. Decemb. 1783. S. 516)”
Michael Pickard (English): “William Strahan and His
       Ledgers: What We Know”
Jessica Riskin (History, Stanford): “Lamarck’s More Dangerous
       Idea”
11:00 Coffee
11:15 PLENARY:  Patricia Meyer Spacks (English):
       “Musing on Interdisciplinarity”
12:30 Lunch, Colonnade Club (by invitation)
2:00 PANEL 2: “Intersections”
Moderator:  Andrew O’Shaughnessy (Monticello)
Katelyn Crawford (Art History): “Painting New England in the
       Dutch West Indies: John Greenwood’s Surinam”
David L. Vander Meulen (English): “Rewriting the Psalms of
       David: Isaac Watts in the U.S.A”
David Whitesell (Small Special Collections): “What Then Is the
       American Antiquarian, This New Man?: Jeremy Belknap,
       Isaiah Thomas, and the American Antiquarian Society”
Ruth Hill (Spanish, Vanderbilt): “From Madrid to Monticello:
       Whitening Equations and the Human-Animal Continuum”
3:30 Coffee
4:00 Entertainment
Kiera Allison:  Songs from the Eighteenth Century
Victorian Theatrical Society: Henry Fielding, Tom Thumb (1730)
5:00-6:30 Free Time
7:00 Dinner (by invitation) (Tempo)

Saturday, March 2, Montalto
FOR MONTALTO (2 March), EVERYONE MUST REGISTER because space is limited. Send name and number of guests to Michelle Hammond (mhammond@monticello.org)

8:30-9:00 Assemble at Jefferson Library (1329 Kenwood Farm) for transportation to Montalto
9:30 PANEL 3:  “Aesthetics”
Moderator: Richard Will (Music)
Jennifer Tsien (French): “Authorities of Taste”
Louis Nelson (Architecture): “The Jamaican Plantation: Industry,
       Empire, and Resistance”
Downing Thomas (Liberal Studies, Iowa): “Music in the
        Eighteenth Century: mode d’emploi”
Casey Eriksen (Spanish) “The Aesthetics of Excess:  Rococo
       Vestiges of Tartuffe in Isla’s Father Gerundio”
11:00 Coffee
11:15 PLENARY: Mary Sheriff (UNC, Chapel Hill):  “Emotional
       Geographies:  Watteau and the Fate of Women”
12:30 Lunch (Open to all; buffet sandwiches)
2:00 PANEL 4: “Performance”
Moderator: Bonnie Gordon (Music)
Adrienne Ward (Italian): “The Drama of Marriage in 18th-Century
       Venice”
Pierpaolo Polzonetti (Music, Notre Dame): “Mozart and the
       American Revolution”
Jennifer Foy (English): “Performances of Suffering and the
       Stagecraft of Sympathy”
3:30 Closing Remarks
4:00 Tour of Monticello (by invitation)
6:00 Cocktails (by invitation) (Montalto)
7:00 Dinner (by invitation) (Montalto)

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