Jonathan Sadow presents papers at conference

Jonathan Sadow, English, recently presented two papers in Orlando, Florida at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies’ (ASECS) annual conference.

On March 23, 2018, he presented the paper “Genre and Salvage” as part of the panel “New Theories and Histories of Eighteenth-Century Genre.” This paper explores the application of network theorists like Wai-Chee Dimock and Bruno Latour in understanding novels of the 1790s that seem related to many different genres.

On March 24, Sadow presented a paper titled “The Count de Hoensdern and Not-So-Bad Romances” as part of the panel “Bad Romances in the Eighteenth Century.” This paper examines Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins’ 1792 “The Count de Hoensdern” as an example of a work that uses conventional plotting to produce a novel with a complex aesthetic perspective, homoeroticism, reflections on gender, and moral hypocrisy; in this work, the narrator self-consciously reflects on the merits of historical romance vs. the novel of sensibility.