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Sunday, 28 December

307. The Enlightenment Invention of Modern Emotion

1:45–3:00 p.m., Union Square 4, Hilton

Program arranged by the Division on Restoration and Early-Eighteenth-Century English Literature

Presiding: Kathryn D. Temple, Georgetown Univ.

1. “Theology, Enlightenment, and the Moral Authority of Affect,” Donald R. Wehrs, Auburn Univ., Auburn

2. “Spleen’s Strange Empire; or, The Politics of Early Modern Melancholy,” Richard A. Barney, Univ. at Albany, State Univ. of New York

3. “‘Love’ and ‘Grief’: Emotion and the Reception of Three Writers of the Black Atlantic,” Jennifer Thorn, Colby Coll.

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