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Faking it. Forgery and Fabrication in Late Medieval and Early Modern Culture

updated: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:19am
The Early Modern Seminar, The University of Gothenburg
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What is real and what is fake? And why does it matter? As soon as objects, texts and utterances (be they pragmatic or artistic) become imbued with a sense of authority or authenticity, there is a potential to produce other objects, texts and utterances which mimic and attempt to siphon off that authority and authenticity. In late medieval and early modern European culture (1400-1750), this potential was realized in new and unprecedented ways. Social, technological, and intellectual developments forever altered many activities which fall under the remit of forgery and fabrication, spurring lively debate about truth and falsity. The printing press transformed the production, distribution and marketing of texts and images.

Presentist, Historical, and Unveiled Identities from Beowulf to the Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:24am
Mark Kaethler / Medicine Hat College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

This survey panel aims to establish dialogues between experts in early literatures. The confluence of epochs facilitates cross-historical discussion and provides a means for thinking about ways to teach early survey courses in university or college classrooms. This panel focuses on identities (racial, gendered, sexual, or mediatized, etc.). In recent years, scholars have labelled efforts to locate early forms of contemporary identity in early literature as presentist, an approach that tends to overlook differences between historical eras by prioritizing current concerns. However, are presentist methods actually flawed? And does any effort to trace earlier forms of current interests automatically constitute presentism?

Shakespeare and Tourism

updated: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:32pm
Valerie Clayman Pye and Robert Ormsby
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Shakespeare and Tourism

Call FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS

Deadline for Submission: November 15, 2018

Editors: Robert Ormsby and Valerie Clayman Pye

 

The editors of the essay collection, Shakespeare and Tourism, are seeking two further contributions for the volume, which is under contract with Routledge.

World-Making, 1500-1800

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:35pm
Early Modern Center, UC Santa Barbara Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

World-Making, 1500-1800

University of California, Santa Barbara

Conference Date: February 22-23, 2019

Abstracts Due: November 20, 2018

 

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, “World-Making, 1500-1800,” to be held on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers: Su Fang Ng (Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor and Associate

Professor of English, Virginia Tech) and Daniel O’Quinn (Professor in the School of English and

Theatre Studies, University of Guelph).

 

Teaching Christian Drama to Biblically Illiterate (and Semi-Literate) Audiences

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:05pm
Comparative Drama Conference-Orlando, Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Western civilization is deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition and ideology, which goes a long way in explaining why the Bible is a shadow text on nearly every college literature syllabus. The heritage of the so-called “the book of books” spans the full historical spectrum of English writing, from its earliest specimens up to its most recent. For centuries, the bible offered up a common vocabulary and shared lens through which American college professors and their students could think and talk about literary history and culture.

 

Session on Medieval and Early Modern Drama

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Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:04pm
43rd Comparative Literature Conference-Orlando, FL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

This session of the Comparative Drama Conference explores the ways in which this year’s conference locale—Orlando, Florida—crosses paths with the culture of medieval and early modern drama. Included among Central Florida’s most notable and popular theatrical productions are theme park stage adaptations of animated films and cinematic blockbusters (think Finding Nemo-The Musical etc.). How do medieval and early modern dramatic works similarly appropriate, convert and dramatize other types of scripted or choreographed performances (oral legends; religious rituals and practices; courtroom dramas; political spectacles etc.) —and to what practical and ideological ends?

 

The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am
Nathalie Rivere de Carles & Premodern Diplomats Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Call for Papers The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)  

Toulouse, France, 30th May - 1st June 2019.  

 

Confirmed Keynote speaker:  Ellen R. Welch (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), author of A Theatre of Diplomacy (Penn, 2017)

 

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2019

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:39pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018

The International Sidney Society invites proposals for two Sponsored Sessions at the Interational Congress on Medieval Studies focused on the life and work of Philip and Mary Sidney and/or the life and work of 16th and 17th century writers within their literary, religious, and political spheres of affiliation and influence.  We welcome both traditional and innovative imaginings of "the Sidney Circle." 

The Congress is the site of the International Sidney Society's annual meeting, bringing together leading scholars in the field with emerging voices.  The conference will be held May 9-12, 2019 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Travel fellowships for graduate students are available on a competitive basis. 

[REMINDER: ABSTRACTS DUE 11/1] “Envisioning the Renaissance” (at CEA 3/28-30/2019)

updated: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:06am
Lynne Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers: “Envisioning the Renaissance” at CEA,  March 28-30, 2019

| CEA 50th Annual Conference: “Visons and Revisions”

| Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, 739 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

| Phone: (504) 962-0500 

“See better” --Shakespeare

This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of “vision” in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies. CEA celebrates its 50th anniversary with its 2019 national conference, to be held in the heart of the French Quarter.

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