Ruth Mack is Associate Professor of English at SUNY-Buffalo and currently the Walter Jackson Bate Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute. Her publications include Literary Historicity: Literature and Historical Experience in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Stanford UP, 2009), and her current project, "Habitual Knowledge," offers a new prehistory of cultural anthropology by focusing on the role of "habit" in a wide range of 18th-century texts from novels and devotional manuals to treatises on design.
Eighteenth-Century Studies is a forum for new research and perspectives on the many cultures of the "long" eighteenth century (1660-1820). The seminar explores eighteenth-century literatures, histories, politics, philosophies, science, art, music, and material cultures from diverse theoretical, methodological, and national standpoints. We seek as well to foster an interdisciplinary community of scholars whose intellectual interests encompass this vibrant period.
Past Events 2013 - 14
Past Events 2012 - 13
on The Creation of Anne Boleyn