Sunday, 28 December
307. The Enlightenment Invention of Modern Emotion
1:45–3:00 p.m., Union Square 4, Hilton
Program arranged by the Division on Restoration and Early-Eighteenth-Century English Literature
Presiding: Kathryn D. Temple, Georgetown Univ.
1. “Theology, Enlightenment, and the Moral Authority of Affect,” Donald R. Wehrs, Auburn Univ., Auburn
2. “Spleen’s Strange Empire; or, The Politics of Early Modern Melancholy,” Richard A. Barney, Univ. at Albany, State Univ. of New York
3. “‘Love’ and ‘Grief’: Emotion and the Reception of Three Writers of the Black Atlantic,” Jennifer Thorn, Colby Coll.