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New Treasurer and SECC Editor

(The following email was sent June 12, 2024 to current and last year’s members) Dear ASECS Members and Friends, The Executive Board is pleased to announce the following appointments: Treasurer: Michael R. Lynn is Professor of History at Purdue University Northwest. Professor Lynn has been a member of ASECS for over twenty-five years, and has served on a variety of committees, including most recently the Development Committee. He brings extensive experience in fundraising and budgeting to the three-year position, which he will begin officially on July 1, 2025. For the 2024-2025 membership year, he will… Read More »New Treasurer and SECC Editor

Renew your membership at this year’s rates!

Renew your ASECS membership by June 30, 2024 at 2023-2024 rates for the 2024-2025 year! Graduate student rates aren’t increasing at all, and other rates aren’t increasing much, but save a few dollars now and start enjoying membership benefits all year round! Note that the Lifetime Membership category will be increasing significantly. If you have been considering making that move, now’s the time!

Restoration: Studies in Literature & Culture, book review editor search

Restoration: Studies in Literature and Culture is looking for a book review editor. We publish two issuesper year, and are hoping to include 3-4 book reviews and/or review essays per issue. Book reviews arecrucial to the continuing vitality of the discipline. We invite letters of interest from scholars at any career stage. Please send a message of inquiry and a CV to the editors, Laura Rosenthal and Erin Keating For best consideration, please contact us no later than July 22, 2024.

M. NourbeSe Philip

Born in Tobago, M. NOURBESE PHILIP is an unembedded poet, essayist, novelist, playwright and public intellectual who lives in the spacetime of Toronto. Her published works include the seminal She Tries Her Tongue;Her Silence Softly Breaks; the speculative quest narrative in prose and poetry Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence; the young-adult novel Harriet’s Daughter; the play Coups and Calypsos; and the epic, book-length poem Zong! She has authored four collections of essays, the most recent of which is BlanK. Her fellowships include Guggenheim, McDowell, and Rockefeller. Among her awards are the Pushcart Prize… Read More »M. NourbeSe Philip

Elections Results

Congratulations to the following new Executive Board Members. The new term begins July 1, 2024. Details on continuing Board members can be found on the Elections Results page.

Treasurer Search

The American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is searching for a Treasurer to begin a three-year term on 1 July 2025. The Treasurer is an Appointed Officer & Member of the Executive Board. Deadline: April 30, 2024. More info here!