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Biblical Reading and Renaissance Literary Production (NeMLA 2021, Philadelphia)

Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2020, Philadelphia

This panel explores how strategies for reading the Bible shaped literary output during the 16th and 17th centuries. Recent criticism in the field of book history details the reading practices that evolved in response to the Reformation’s call for direct engagement with vernacular scripture. This panel aims to bring fresh thinking in the history of the book into conversation with the perennial topic of the Bible in and as literature, offering new insight into how biblical reading became literary production in this period.

Sponsored Panel for RSA Dublin, 2021

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:30pm
Renaissance Conference of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Call for Panel Proposals 
Renaissance Society of America Conference 
Dublin, Ireland, 7–10 April 2021 
Renaissance Conference of Southern California (RCSC)-Sponsored Panels

As an Associate Organization of the Renaissance Society of America, RCSC will be sponsoring one session at next year’s RSA conference in Dublin (7–10 April 2021). We seek proposals for complete panels on any subject of the Renaissance world. Please see the details below about what is expected to propose a panel, or consult the RSA conference website. Per RSA rules, graduate students are permitted on panels, but they must be within 1-2 years of defending their dissertations.

Chaucerian resonances in early modern drama (special issue of a journal)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 7:42am
Lindsay Reid (NUI Galway) and Rachel Stenner (Sussex)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

Article proposals are sought for a special issue of a journal on Chaucerian resonances in early modern drama. At present, confirmed contributions for this issue focus primarily on Chaucerian resonances in Shakespeare’s works. We are potentially interested in further contributions focusing on Shakespeare's Chauceriana but would be especially interested to receive proposals relating to Chaucerian resonances beyond Shakespeare’s dramatic canon.

Special Issue: Representing Richard: Shakespeare and Otherness in a Global Context

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:36pm
Otherness: Essays and Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for a special issue, Representing Richard: Shakespeare and Otherness in a Global Context which will be guest-edited by Anne Sophie Refskou forthcoming Spring 2021.

Otherness: Essays and Studies publishes research articles from and across different scholarly disciplines that examine, in as many ways as possible, the concepts of otherness and alterity.  We particularly appreciate dynamic cross-disciplinary study.

Continental Law and Early Modern Visual Culture (Renaissance Society of America 2021 sponsored session)

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:46pm
Hayley Cotter, University of Massachusetts
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Session at the Renaissance Society of America's Annual Meeting, Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 April 2021

This session aims to foster conversation about the relationship between Continental law (civil, canon, or Roman) and early modern visual culture. Chaired by Dr. Valérie Hayaert, it specifically probes how images of justice were adapted to conform to local custom in order to retain their effectiveness. However, any topic that addresses early modern European law and visual culture (including but not limited to painting, sculpture, book illustration, and public murals) is welcome and will be considered for inclusion on the panel.

Please send the following to Hayley Cotter ( by 15 July 2020:

Althusser's Renaissance (RSA Dublin, April 7-10, 2021)

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:53am
Martin Moraw
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Louis Althusser’s thought is receiving renewed attention in the humanities and social sciences. This session seeks to bring together scholars of various disciplines and specializations to explore the potential of a return to Althusser in the particular context of Renaissance/early modern studies. Contributions may reflect on Althusser’s writings on early modern figures, make use of Althusserian concepts to produce new readings of early modern texts, or engage relevant theoretical questions.  

SSEMWG Call for sponsored panels @ RSA 2021

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:45am
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women & Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Society for the Study of Early Modern Women & Gender

Call for Panel Proposals 

Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting

Dublin, Ireland, 7-10 April 2021