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Biological Alterity in Utopia/Dystopia, 1516 to the present

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 10:05am
MLA International Symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

Biological Alterity in Utopia/Dystopia, 1516 to the present

Modern Language Association (MLA)

International Symposium: “Remembering Voices Lost”
Lisbon, Portugal, July 23-25, 2019

British Shakespeare Association: Shakespeare, Race and Nation

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:30am
British Shakespeare Association Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018


Plenary Speakers include: Prof. Kim F Hall (Barnard College), Prof. Nandini Das (University of Liverpool) Dr. Preti Taneja (University of Warwick)

Swansea University is proud to host the 2019 British Shakespeare Association conference on the theme of “Shakespeare, Race, and Nation”.

Something Rich and Strange”: Remapping Shakespeare’s Utopia: Deadline Extended

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 3:35am
ESRA, European Shakespeare Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

“Something Rich and Strange”: Remapping Shakespeare’s Utopia

Anna Kowalcze-Pawlik, Delilah Bermudez Brataas

Tischner European University, Krakow, Poland ; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Mathematics and Poiesis in the Long Renaissance, Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Toronto, 17-19 March 2019

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 9:19am
Travis D. Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Paper abstracts are invited for the seminar "Mathematics and Poiesis in the Long Renaissance," to be held at the 17-19 March 2019 Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Toronto. This seminar seeks papers that explore, develop, and theorize, in historically grounded ways, how the creative imagination connects mathematics and the poietic arts across the European Renaissance.

The Biannual International Margaret Cavendish Conference

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:13am
The International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

6-9 JUNE 2019

Trondheim, Norway

HOST: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

THEME: Natures, Pictures:  Cavendish and Early Modern Science, Technology, and Creativity 

Call for Papers

The society welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers on topics related directly or indirectly to the theme, or on any aspects of Cavendish, her work, her family (including William Cavendish, Jane Cavendish, and Elizabeth Cavendish) and her contemporaries, influences, and responses to her work. In particular, we invite panel proposals on the work of Anne Conway and other early modern women scientists and philosophers. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following disciplines:  

- art history

The Faces of Depression in Literature

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:22am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 21, 2018

Seminar: The Faces of Depression in Literature


Shakespeare’s Literary Recovery and Afterlife (British Shakespeare Association 2019 Conference)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:00pm
Nikki Roulo / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Echoing Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,  Claude  McKay notes, “You place your Seers with madmen, fools and rogues, Their words distort and twist.” This panel will explore the “distort and twist” of words, examining how Shakespeare’s literary work (re)defines and intersects with race and community today. How is Shakespeare recovered within minority communities? How is his work used in music to address race and contemporary issues? Why is his work subverted and reconfigured to address contemporary issues of race and nation? Do performances place the audience in a place of complicitness? This session invites papers that explore the intersection of his literary recovery and race.

Topics may include:

Poetics and Politics of Translation and Rewriting in Early Modern Literature in English (Northeast Modern Language Association 50th Anniversary Convention)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:48am
Emiliano Gutierrez Popoca/ Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The achievements of Early Modern literature in English evince the relevance of translation for literary history. The impact of translation on the development of new literary modes and genres during this period is often acknowledged. It is clear, for instance, that the sonnet in English, both as a verse form and as a mode of individual lyrical expression, is traced to its introduction to the English tradition through Wyatt and Surrey’s translations of Petrarch’s Canzoniere.

In Search of the Canon: Poets and Artists Confronting with their Models (c. 1500-1700)

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:09pm
The Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 12, 2018

The theory of Imitation was a central topic of discussion in the ‘Republic of Letters’. The European community of humanists, philosophers, poets and artists was engaged in the dispute over the models to refer to during the creative process. How to develop a normative canon as a reference point for artists and writers in the practice of Imitation? Which poets and artists to select as the examples of ‘bello stile’?

While the authority of ancient models was universally acknowledged, the building of a canon of modern masters was under discussion. One of the typical environments of this discussion were the Academies, where writers, artists, philosophers, antiquarians gathered around learned patrons.