A SPECIAL EXPANDED PANEL: "The Dark Underbelly of the Enlightenment: Rousseau, Desire, and Modern Society." To be held at NEASECS 2002: THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE IDEA OF MODERNITY--an international interdisciplinary conference, New York City, October 17-19, 2002.
We are requesting proposals for scholarly papers both for a special
expanded panel session at NEASECS 2002, and to form the basis of a proposed edited volume arising from the session. Papers should address enlightenment discussions of the multiplication and/or limitation of desire within modern society. Because Rousseau in particular developed influential models both of the multiplication of desire (especially in his second _Discourse_) and of the rational, moral, and political limitation of desire (in his _Social Contract_), treatments of his work will serve as a centre for the panel, not, however, to the exclusion of other enlightenment discussions of the issues involved.
Early Modern Studies Programme
University of King's College
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada, B3H 2A1 Email: email@example.com
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