The Future of the Eighteenth Century

The face of London is now indeed strangely altered. Since March, its residents (along with most of the rest...

Our Scholarly Future

(Or, SEL’s Recent Studies in the Restoration and Eighteenth Century) Because of my recent experience with a second Studies...

A Highly Accurate & Scrupulously Documented Table of Essential Data

This Ship We’re In

In Fall 2019, I spoke at a workshop in my department on “Decolonization in the Classroom,” where I was...

What Kind of Future are We Making?

Last fall at my home institution SUNY Buffalo, amidst a crisis in college-wide decisions about graduate education, two of...

A History of the New Eighteenth Century

The eighteenth century has always been new. Ab ovo, Tristram Shandy might say: right from the egg. Even when...

Snapshots of a Disappearing Field

This is no time to mince words. The state of French eighteenth-century studies is so dire that I have...

The Shape of Things to Come

(Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Community College) When I attended the “Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Future of the Profession” panel...

We Must Keep Moving

When Jonathan Sachs asked me to participate in this round table, I immediately accepted. What could be more important...

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