Early Modern Resilience and Resistance: Deadline July 29th, 2019
Session Title: Performing Medieval Drama in the 21st Century (A Panel Discussion) at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (2020)
Organizer: Kyle A. Thomas (Missouri State University)
Sponsered by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)
The theater has always been a place to push boundaries and explore the borders of what is accepted in society. The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society invites abstracts for the 2020 Leeds International Medieval Congress on “Borders” to be delivered in a session about crossing different types of borders—be they geographic or social—within the context of drama and performance in the medieval and Renaissance periods.
Topics can include but are not limited to:
What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?
This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature.
Early Modern Spain witnessed the birth of the literary and culturally significant picaresque genre with protagonists that existed in liminal spaces that allowed society to fashion them and in turn these pícaros to refashion themselves. Through autobiographies, letters and dialogues, they became manifested not only as beggars, buffoons, thieves, card sharks and prostitutes, but also as animals, actors, rich runaways and academics. This panel seeks papers in English or Spanish that examine how society fashions the picaresque genre’s protagonists and/or how pícaros shape themselves.
Call for Papers
The Humanities and Social Sciences Fund Conference on
“Imagining the Renaissance / Defining the Jews”
Jerusalem, January 12-15 2020
The National Library of Israel
We are seeking proposals for a roundtable on innovative ways to engage students in medieval and/or early modern studies. This roundtable is intended to be a time for sharing ideas and discussing effective approaches to teaching medieval and early modern content. We are particularly interested in presentations which showcase specific lessons, activities, and methods that participants have found fruitful, have resulted in especially productive class meetings, or compelling student work. We invite proposals for short (8-10-minute) presentations. Presentations related to teaching courses in all disciplines are welcome. Relevant topics might include (but are not limited to):
UPDATE: New submission deadline July 7, 2019
November 7-9, 2019
Medieval & Renaissance
The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:
-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends, Norse Mythology, Shakespeare
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Picaro and Picaresque Fiction (Panel)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Call for Papers: SHARP @ RSA 2020
The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor up to four panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA on 2-4 April, 2020. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital remediation. We plan to sponsor at least two panels under the banner “New Voices in Book History,” so we welcome applications from participants new to RSA or SHARP, especially early career researchers.