Lydgate’s relationship with women was complicated. Within 200 lines of one poem, he denigrates their instability and denounces another author’s misogyny. Beyond the treatment of women in his works, he counted several influential women among his patrons. Political and religious extremists of our own time have attempted to appropriate medieval studies for patriarchal purposes, and we must challenge these views by fully explicating the complexities of texts about and connected to women. This roundtable solicits brief papers exploring Lydgate’s relationship with women as characters and patrons. We will attempt to untangle the various threads of Lydgate’s treatment of and relationship to women.
A full 43% of Lydgate’s works in the DIMEV have no print or online editions. Rather than situating Lydgate in relation to his “big works” that have (sometimes multiple) editions – “Siege of Thebes,” “Troy Book,” and “Fall of Princes” – we should take our cue from Thomas Warton, who in 1840 wrote that “to enumerate Lydgate’s pieces, would be to write the catalogue of a little library.” We invite proposals addressing “Lydgate’s Little Library” – those pieces that demonstrate his “versatility of talents” (to quote Warton) and do not get the scholarly or pedagogical attention that his larger works do.
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Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference
Saturday July 11 – Sunday July 12, 2020
Imperial College, London
Proposals are invited for presentations at the 23rd Annual Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, to be held Saturday July 11 – Sunday July 12, 2020 at Imperial College, London, UK.
Proposals for presentation of critical work about creative writing or for creative presentations (e.g. readings) are equally welcome.
Co-chairs Carlos Villacorta and Zachary Rockwell Ludington, both of the University of Maine, invite abstract proposals for their panel on "New Spaces for Hispanic Poetry" at the annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Boston, Mass., March 5-8, 2020. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2019. More information on the convention and submitting an abstract here: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html
The annual International Yeats Society conference: "Yeats and Eros" / "Yeats and Paris"
Sorbonne nouvelle (Paris, France), 12-14 December
Call for papers
Yeats and Eros:
Call for Papers
SEDERI welcomes articles, notes and reviews for its next issue (nº 30) to be published in Autumn 2020.
SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on Early Modern English Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external readers, following a double-blind policy. It is published in paper and online, in open-access.
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Literature and Event: Reformulations of the Literary in the 21st Century
Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick
Saturday 15th February 2020
Keynote: Prof. Derek Attridge (York); Prof. Esther Leslie (Birkbeck)
Simon Armitage: Probation Officer to Poet Laureate
International conference at the Université de Lille, France. 12 – 13 March 2020.
With a reading by Simon Armitage
Keynote speaker: Terry Gifford
Organisation Committee: Claire Hélie (Senior Lecturer, Lille), Samuel Trainor (Senior Lecturer, Lille), Marc Porée (Professor, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris), Carole Birkan Berz (Senior Lecturer, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3), Juliette Utard (Senior Lecturer, Sorbonne, Paris 4), David Creuze (PhD student, Lille)
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The 48th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900
Featuring–Forrest Gander, Kaja Silverman, and Marisha Parham
February 20 - 22, 2020
Hip Hop Ecologies: A Workshop at the University of Konstanz (June 26-28, 2020)
Hip hop is one of the globally most successful forms of cultural production today. Since its emergence in the African American and Latino neighborhoods of 1970s New York City, it has spread around the world and exerted a considerable impact not only on pop culture, but on societal debates around race, class, public safety, nationality, gender, and a range of other issues. The rapidly expanding field of hip hop studies has examined its artistic development and cultural significance from a variety of angles. What has remained almost entirely absent from scholarly debate is the relationship between hip hop and the environment.