“Poison” - This panel focuses on 18th-century poisons: literal and metaphorical poisons; real and imagined poisons; newly-discovered poisons; cures and treatments for poisons; poisons used for medicinal purposes; cosmetics and poisons; poisonous plants; poison and food; poisoning as crime; poison and gender; representations of poisonings in drama, fiction, poetry, medical books, and legal writings; and other uses and abuses of poisons in the long eighteenth century.
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 12-15 Feb 2014, Galveston TX
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