Collections

Collections are gatherings of posts by a variety of contributors on particular topics.  Click Join Us if you are interested in curating a Collection on a topic, genre, or your area of scholarly interest.

ASECS and V21

ASECS and V21

For the 2018 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) conference program, Katarzyna Bartoszynska and Eugenia Zuroski circulated the following call for contributions to a roundtable responding...
Cognitive Science and 18th-Century Studies

Cognitive Science and 18th-Century Studies

“This is your brain on Jane Austen…” declared the recent Stanford news description of the work of Natalie M. Phillips on fMRI brain images of graduate students reading Austen both attentively and i...
Digital Humanities and 18th-Century Studies

Digital Humanities and 18th-Century Studies

A wide range of eighteenth-century scholars are engaged in digital humanities projects, from digital editions of texts to born-digital journals, data visualization, mapping and more.  Do you want to showcase ...
Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene Cultures

Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene Cultures

This special collection for The 18th-Century Common  is Guest Edited by Kent Linthicum (Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology). This collection of short public humanities es...
Gardens and Landscapes

Gardens and Landscapes

From geometrically ordered flower beds and carefully shaped shrubs to irregular, supposedly  "natural" winding paths, to chinoiserie-inspired oriental gardens, the eighteenth century saw a range of garden a...
Historical Fiction Set in the 18th Century

Historical Fiction Set in the 18th Century

The past two decades have seen an outpouring of historical novels that resembles the deluge that swept across Europe and North America in response to Sir Walter Scott’s best-selling Waverley series, 1...
Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Perhaps more than any figure whose work falls in the "long eighteenth century," Jane Austen is beloved by enthusiasts beyond the academy.  This Collection highlights scholarship on Austen's life, times, ...
Miscellany

Miscellany

This Collection gathers contributions to The 18th-Century Common that do not (yet) fit into the other topical Collections. Click Join Us if you would like to contribute work that does not fall into ...
Women's Lives in the 18th Century

Women's Lives in the 18th Century

This Collection gathers a wide range of scholarly work on women's lives in eighteenth-century history, literature, art, and culture.  Click Join Us if you would like to contribute to this Collection....
The Age of Wonder

The Age of Wonder

Scholars and Students Respond to Richard Holmes’ The Age of Wonder Richard Holmes’ popular book The Age of Wonder:  How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science  (Knopf, 2009) ...
Science and the Arts in the Long 18th Century

Science and the Arts in the Long 18th Century

This Collection gathers accounts of scholarly work exploring the connections among literature, science, and the arts in the long 18th century.  Click Join Us if you would like to contribute to this C...