The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks submissions of a scholarly nature and scope (4000-6000 words) on contemporary engagements with Shakespeare/Early Modern English Drama and/or Theater. We expect “contemporary engagements” to be understood in the most general of ways, including but not limited to the following: contemporary appropriations, approximations, and adaptations; film; performance; digital media; new theoretical approaches; new pedagogies; popular culture; global Shakespeare; archival encounters. Submissions will undergo double-blind peer-review. One accepted essay will appear in each issue as “The Pendleton Essay,” named after the late SN editor, Thomas Pendleton.
The Great Fire: Reconsidered – Call for Papers
3 September 2016 – Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral
The Great Fire of London has long been held as a watershed moment in London’s history. Over the course of four days in September 1666, an infernal blaze claimed over 13,000 houses, 87 churches and 52 livery halls, and rendered an estimated 70,000 people homeless. Yet while cellars still burned there were whispers at court that the conflagration might actually be ‘the greatest blessing that God ever conferred’ upon King Charles II because it had crippled the ‘rebellious’ City of London; forever opening its gates to royal power.
Call for Papers: New Research in the Early Drama of the Low Countries
International Medieval Congress at Leeds
July 3-6, 2017
The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society seeks three 20-minute presentations on
any aspect of medieval and early modern Dutch and Flemish drama for a session at the 2017
International Medieval Congress at Leeds.
We particularly encourage papers that focus on the 2017 IMC conference theme of
otherness. The Low Countries seems a particularly fruitful area of focus for this theme, as they
spent much of the Middle Ages as perpetual “others” with fluid boundaries and constant
NeMLA Annual Convention 2017 -- Baltimore, MD (March 22-26)
Special Issues - Christianity & Literature - "Sincerity" full name / name of organization: Christianity & Literature contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR PAPERS
Christianity & Literature
Two Special Issues:
Special Issue Editors: Matthew J. Smith and Caleb Spencer
The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Association at The Ohio State University would like to invite abstracts from any area of medieval and early modern studies for their fourth annual conference, to be held on October 14-15, 2016 in Columbus, OH.
Abstracts of 250-300 words are due August 31, 2016.
The theme of this years conference is Intersectionality.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Material Circulations, Appropriations and the Formation of Identities
in the Early Modern Period (16th-18th c.)
International Conference – March 2-4, 2017
Musée National de la Renaissance (Écouen), Musée Cognac-Jay (Paris, 3e),
Maison de la Recherche de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, 5e)
Call for manuscripts for special issue of postmedieval
This panel seeks informed readings of British sermons written between 1500 and 1900, reflecting on the ways that the sermon fits in the literature classroom and for literature readers today.What new avenues of research can be pursued in studying the sermon in Great Britain's literature from 1500-1900? How do the well-known sermon writers (e.g., Donne, Andrewes, Wesley) and lesser-known (Barrow, Whitefield, Edwards) form, transform, and deform the genre? And how do we respond to the form as instructors of British literature in the post-Christian, twenty-first century? This panel seeks informed readings of sermons and ability to discuss them in their historical context as well as pedagogically for college/university classrooms today.
GEORGIA AND CAROLINAS CEA AT SAMLA
In “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” Keats declared that beauty and truth are as one. But are they? T. S. Eliot called Keats’s pronouncement “meaningless” and “a serious blemish on a beautiful poem.” Scientists and mathematicians debate beauty in terms of symmetry. Aestheticians ponder what is beautiful and try to determine whether it is true. Ethicists and theologians explore the moral nexus between beauty and truth. For its 2016 GACCEA at SAMLA session, the GACCEA seeks proposals that discuss beauty and/or truth. Potential topics include: