Reflecting on the seismic cultural and political shifts of his own time, Francis Bacon pinpointed 'printing, gunpowder, and the compass' as the technological drivers which had 'changed the appearance and state of the whole world'. Bacon's identification of communicative (print), violent (gunpowder) and technological (compass) forms of cultural expression and exchange as world-shaping continues to resonate, shaping the production and interpretation of texts.
Abstract: This special session will explore the intricacies and expectations embodied in portrayals of womanhood in Renaissance and Restoration England. This session desires papers using literature and plays to discuss the realities for and suppositions of women that were common in this era, potentially looking at the broader social implications.
The conference "Power and the Mediterranean" will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).
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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK)
18th Annual International Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College, London, Great Britain*
Saturday 20 June – Sunday 21 June 2015
Although all peer-reviewed presenter places are now filled, participant places are still available, and you would be most welcome.
Participants can join in the discussions, and in all sessions throughout Saturday and Sunday, and can also be involved in this year's "New Writing International Creative Writing event" on Saturday night.
RSA 2016, Boston
Reading Form in European Renaissance Poetry
Sponsored by the Discipline of Comparative Literature
Papers sought that offer historical interpretations of poetic form. How do Renaissance poets, theorists, and readers interpret and classify formal features of verse (including rhyme, meter, and generic forms like the sonnet or the epigram)? How do poets use form to position themselves in literary history? What is the relationship between poetic practice and the poetic theories presented in manuals and defenses of poetry? Comparative and multi-lingual papers especially encouraged.
Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium
Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015
Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
Contact person: Sihem Arfaoui
Meeting email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call deadline: September 20th, 2015.
Symposium language: English, French and/or Arabic.
Peter Nicholls argues that modernism should not be conceived of as a large single movement but as a multiplicity of smaller undertakings that at once reinforced, contradicted, drove, and inhibited one another. These diverse submovements were united only by their shared inspiration--the emerging technologies, ideas, and events that were rapidly remaking the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Rising Dragon
Call for Papers
From Heywood's Four Prentices (1592) to William Vallans' Honourable Apprentice (1616) and the anonymous ballad "A Use of Exhortation" on behalf of Charles I (1643), apprentices have played a crucial if liminal role in the literature of the early modern city, one that should not be overlooked when considering this riotous urban cohort. In that vein, this panel seeks papers that explore the role of apprenticeship in the literature of early modern England. Papers might address these or related questions: How did authors represent the voice of this politically active group? How did depictions of apprentices establish or destabilize the merchant ethos of the early modern marketplace?
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.
We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:
•Philosophy and Rhetoric