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'Who Owns Shakespeare?' - Shakespeare's Globe

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:29pm
Shakespeare's Globe, London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 26, 2024

As part of the forthcoming Shakespeare and Race Festival at Shakespeare’s Globe, we are delighted to announce a two-day symposium to be held in London on 25-26 October 2024.  

Our festival theme is ‘Who Owns Shakespeare?’ and aims to examine the contested space that Shakespeare occupies in the world of theatre, academia and the public sphere.

We are inviting paper submissions for individual 45-minute sessions, which includes time for audience Q&A, engaging with the conference theme: ‘Who Owns Shakespeare?: Adaptation, Appropriation, Authority’.

 

Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following: 

 

Adaptation, appropriation, translation

Early modern and modern-day performance 

Margaret Cavendish Society Conference: FAME "Absence and Death are Much Alike"

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:27pm
International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

Call for Papers

 

The International Margaret Cavendish Society biannual conference will be held on the 12th and 13th of December, 2024, at Universidad de Sevilla (Spain).

 

FAME: “Absence and Death are much alike”

Fame is a report that travells far, and Many times lives long, and The older it groweth, The more it florishes, and is The more particularly a mans own…

The Worlds Olio (1655)

[W]ho knows but after my honourable burial, I might have a glorious resurrection in following ages, since time brings strange and unusual things to passe.

RSA 2025: Laboring writers in the early modern world

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 2:26pm
N/A
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2024

We are seeking papers for a panel at RSA 2025 in Boston that address laboring writers--not so much writing as labor, but writers whose primary identity is as a laborer, peasant, artisan, or craftsperson from any geographic region. Such writers are often neglected in favor of courtiers and their clients. Indeed, some of how we conceive of “the literary” today is informed by the tastes of the ruling elite of the early modern period. This panel thus aims to recover non-elite voices of the past.

Early Modern Funny Business, a special section of "Comedy Studies"

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 3:51pm
Andrew McConnell Stott, University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2024

Comedy today is a billion-dollar industry built on a massive infrastructure of platforms, venues, and media whose segmented marketplace offers something for everyone. This entertainment-economic system has deep roots: it has long been a part of the Western cultural industries. This special issue seeks to explore the history of the professional, institutional, and economic life of comedy in the early modern period as the seeds of modern western economic systems began to take root. What did it mean to be a professional comedian in the early modern period and long eighteenth century? Was comedy vocational? What was the nature of comic apprenticeship? How did the entertainment industry encourage specialization? How was comedy enmeshed in schemas of exchange?

Special Issue on “Aemilia Lanyer and the Body”

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 2:03pm
Explorations in Renaissance Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2024

Special Issue on “Aemila Lanyer and the Body”

Explorations in Renaissance Culture (Fall 2025)

Guest editor: Brice Peterson

The editor invites 300-word abstracts for a special issue of a journal dedicated to exploring the topics of body and embodiment in Aemilia Lanyer’s Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum.

Roundtable on Early Modern Asia in the Global Renaissance (Renaissance Society of America / Boston, March 20–22, 2024)

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2024 - 1:59pm
Rhema Hokama
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

The early modern world was shaped by significant cultural exchanges between Europe and Asia. This roundtable seeks to broaden the scope of Renaissance studies by exploring the immense contributions of East, Southeast, and South Asia to global developments in Europe and beyond. We invite presenters to examine the dynamic interactions between Asian and European societies, emphasizing the multi-directional flow of ideas, goods, and artistic practices.

Camping Shakespeare Edited Collection

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 2:48pm
Louise Geddes & Sam Kolodezh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024

Camping Shakespeare Edited Collection CFP
Eds: Louise Geddes and Sam Kolodezh
Abstract due: August 1, 2024

Paper due: April 1, 2025

Call for Panel and Seminar Proposals for the ESRA 2025 Conference

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2024 - 1:31pm
European Shakespeare Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 3, 2024

Call for Panel, Roundtable and Seminar Proposals for the ESRA conference that will take place in Porto from the 9th to the 12th of July 2025.

The topic: Shakespeare and Time: the retrieved pasts, the envisaged futures

The confirmed plenary speakers: Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute, U. of Birmingham); Evelyn Gajowski (U. of Nevada, Las Vegas); Shaul Bassi (U. Ca’ Foscari Venezia); Boika Sokolova (U. of Notre Dame, England) and Kirilka Stavreva (Cornell College)

Please send your proposals until 3 June 2024 to the following email address: esra2025@letras.up.pt

TITANIC OPTIMISM: Shakespeare in Tempestuous Times

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - 12:11pm
Timothy Francisco Youngstown State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2025

CFP:  Titanic Optimism: Shakespeare in Tempestuous Times

Editors: Craig Dionne, Tim Francisco, and Sharon O’Dair

 

Seeking essays for an edited collection

 

 

Inviting Presences: Intratextual Subjectivities in Early Modern Women’s Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:40am
Sixteenth Century Society Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

Surveying the absence on her shelf where Elizabethan women’s writing ought to be, Virginia Woolf (in)famously dismissed the possibility of Shakespeare’s sister ever finding “a room of her own” to develop her voice. Recent decades of literary scholarship have shown the invention with which early modern women built out their own textual “rooms,” finding voice in surprising places and forms (even in silence, as Christina Luckyj heard [2002]), in visions of new political subjectivities (in a radically equal imaginary, as seen by Mihiko Suzuki [2003]), and through networks of overlooked community (in coteries and in letters, as traced by James Daybell [2006]).

Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference - Cleveland, OH (October 24-26)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - 9:32am
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2024

Announcing the 47th Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

October 24-26, 2024

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

 

Conference theme: “Shakespeare and the Mind”

 

Taking Survey of The Survey of English Literature

updated: 
Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:24am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Permanent Session: English Literature Pre 1800 I

Panel Topic: Taking Survey of The Survey of English Literature

 

This Permanent Section of the MMLA invites papers, which reflect on the significance of the survey course, past present and future. 

UVA Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 19-21, 2024 (Undergrad) (proposals by June 21, 2024)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 11:31am
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, UVA Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 21, 2024

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXVII

Undergraduate Sessions

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

September 19-21, 2024

 

Keynote Address:  

“Teaching Milton Reading Shakespeare”

Matthew Biberman, University of Louisville

 

Renaissance Drama Session--SCMLA in New Orleans

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 - 11:29am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

***This was posted back in February, and we have decided to extend the deadline to May 1st.

We are presently accepting abstract submissions for the Renaissance Drama session(s) at the 81st meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association conference.

The conference will be held September 19-21, 2024, in New Orleans, LA at Hotel Monteleone.

SCSC 2024 (Toronto): The Sidney Circle and Beyond

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:53pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

INTERNATIONAL SIDNEY SOCIETY at the SIXTEENTH-CENTURY-SOCIETY CONFERENCE

October 31 – November 2, 2024

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

The International Sidney Society will sponsor panels at the 2024 Sixteenth-Century-Society Conference and invites paper proposals related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert (Countess of Pembroke), Lady Mary Wroth, other members of the Sidney-Herbert-Dudley family, or English and international associates of the broader Sidney circle.  

 

Women Writing Violence – Call for Expressions of Interest

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:51pm
Dr Lara Ehrenfried (LMU Munich), Dr Nikolina Hatton (LMU Munich), Dr Sophie Franklin (UCD & University of Reading)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2024

In the opening of When Women Kill: Four Crimes Retold (2022), Alia Trabucco Zerán meditates on the still-prevalent taboo surrounding violence committed by women: “A woman who kills … is twice outside the law: outside both the codified laws and the cultural laws that define and regulate femininity.” In identifying violent women’s twofold transgressiveness, Trabucco Zerán also articulates a desire to justify her own interest in writing about violent women, framing the book as a feminist project through which women’s rage, disobedience, and brutality are recovered and reconsidered to broaden conceptualisations of womanhood.

Shakespeare: Disease, health, and the human

updated: 
Monday, April 1, 2024 - 12:50pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

In keeping with the conference theme “Health in/of the Humanities” the permanent session of the Shakespeare and Shakespearean Criticism panel is soliciting presentations that address illness and health in the work, criticism, or teaching of Shakespeare. The panel welcomes papers that approach illness and health expansively, including mental health, the body politic, and the place of Shakespeare (without presupposing there is one) in the health of the humanities.

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words and brief bio or c.v. to Jeanette Goddard at goddardj@trine.edu by April 15.

The MMLA conference will be held in Chicago, IL November 14-16, 2024.

Women and Turkish Shakespeares (Edited Volume)

updated: 
Saturday, March 30, 2024 - 1:59am
Turkish Shakespeares
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

Women and Turkish Shakespeares (Edited Volume)

Contact email: turkishshakespeares@gmail.com 

 

Call for Chapters

 

Turkey has a long tradition of reading, translating and staging William Shakespeare’s plays as part of the country’s modernisation process. Yet, this long tradition has remained relatively obscure for the majority of both Turkish and non-Turkish academic and non-academic circles.

 

Milton Conference

updated: 
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 11:06am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

Description: John Milton is mostly known for writing one of the greatest epics in English, Paradise Lost, but his shorter poems and treatises also contributed greatly to the political and religious conversations of the seventeenth century. The sphere of Milton’s influence was not limited to his time period, but also shaped later periods, including the Romantics, who were fascinated with what they deemed a sympathetic portrayal of Satan.

Shakespeare Conference

updated: 
Friday, March 29, 2024 - 11:05am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference 2024
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

The Shakespeare session at the RMMLA Conference 2024 is currently accepting submissions for papers on all topics related to Shakespeare. Submissions from Ph.D. candidates and early career scholars are especially encouraged.

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) is a non-profit membership organization, established in 1947, that promotes the study and teaching of language, literature, and culture. The Secretariat and Directorate of the RMMLA is hosted by the University of Wyoming and maintains The Rocky Mountain Review, a scholarly journal included in the JSTOR project and ProjectMUSE at Johns Hopkins University.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Metamorphosis, Transformation, and Transmutation

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2024 - 2:09pm
Cerae Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Shifting – or transforming – between states of being is a feature of human and animal societies as well as of the wider living world and the cosmos. This act of shifting is experienced through both natural and unnatural processes and can be seen in all areas of life, from the reproductive cycles of organisms, to epochal changes undergone by entire societies, and everything in between. But transformations can also refer to distortions of reality, both deliberate and accidental, magical or real, as much as they can reflect genuine changes to an individual, an institution, a landscape, or even a society.

Some Circumstance of the Text: Essays in Honor of William Proctor Williams

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:58pm
Matteo Pangallo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2024

Proposals are invited for Some Circumstance of the Text, a planned collection of essays to memorialize and celebrate William Proctor Williams (1939–2023), whose more than half-century of scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and reviewing has made a profound and lasting contribution to the fields of early modern English literature and drama, Shakespeare studies, textual criticism, bibliography, and book history.

Proposed essays should draw upon, build upon, or engage with William’s ideas across any of the subjects in which he worked, including but not limited to:

Peer Reviewed with Widening Scope

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Renascence: Essays on Literature and Ethics, Spirituality, and Religion
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2024

Renascence: Essays on Literature and Ethics, Spirituality, and Religion continues to publish scholarship on a wide range of time periods, traditions, and perspectives. While welcoming essays on our longstanding concerns such as T S Eliot, Flannery O’Connor, and Graham Greene, we call attention to our recent interventions into contemporary writers like Marilynne Robinson and Carolyn Forché, into Dante studies and Shakespeare studies, and into non-Western areas of inquiry.

“‘I have no Brother, I am like no Brother’: Shakespeare’s Outsiders.”

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Shakespeare’s dramas in all their generic types—history, romance, comedy, and tragedy—show an interest in exploring what sustains sociopolitical orders, what damages them, and what the human consequences are when such damage occurs. A great deal may be revealed about the viability of a society if we attend to those who are cast as (or see themselves as) aliens, foreigners, or non-conformists with regard to that society’s ruling order, mores, laws, and other key aspects. Bearing in mind that characters who offer the greatest difficulty in terms of identity and relation may be the most valuable objects of study, we will consider a range of Shakespeare’s “outsiders” for the understanding they can provide.

CFP - Journal of the Wooden O

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:52pm
Dr. Stephanie Chamberlain/Journal of the Wooden O
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 18, 2024

The Journal of the Wooden O (JWO) is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. The editors invite papers on topics related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

 

Prospero 29 2024

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 8:49pm
Marilena Parlati
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

Prospero, Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere (A Journal of Foreign Literatures and
cultures) University of Trieste, Italy, invites contributions for the forthcoming general issue,
volume XXIX (2024). Prospero is a double-blind peer reviewed, printed and entirely openaccess
journal, published annually by EUT, Trieste University Press. It is indexed by MLA,
Erih+, DoAJ, ProQuest. It publishes articles and essays in the field of literary studies which
consider texts and textual analysis from a wide hermeneutic, philological and historical
perspective. It specifically focuses on literary studies considered in their interdisciplinary and

Call for Papers Midwest Modern Language Association Conference 2024 Spanish I: Peninsular Literature Before 1700

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:27pm
Midwest Modern Languages Association-John Giblin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

The Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA conference in Chicago (November 14-16, 2024). Proposals on any topic related to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature are welcome. Also, we seek proposals that specifically engage with the MMLA conference theme of “Health in/of the Humanities.” Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio to John Giblin at john.giblin@uky.edu by April 15th, 2024. Papers may be in Spanish or English. 

 

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