This panel proposes that early modern transformations in rape law placed pressure on issues concerning female self-possession, sexual knowledge, pleasure, and consent and that these tensions were critiqued and, at times, exploited by playwrights and authors of the period. In what ways do sixteenth and seventeenth century poetry, drama, and literature explore the injustices and ambiguities arising from the elision of resistance, coercion, and consent in sexual encounters?
The editor of Critical Insights: Macbeth for Salem Press is seeking proposals for original critical readings of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. All topics and critical methodologies are welcome, particularly those that employ specific theoretical approaches to engage productively with interpretive problems in the text. At least one essay from each of the following subfields is desired for publication: gender studies, queer studies, postcolonialism, transnational studies, book history, cultural history, ecocriticism, film studies, linguistics, and digital humanities.
Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Beyond Theory
The Shakespeare Association of Korea
Date: Oct. 27-28, 2017
Place: Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea
THE 2nd EARLY MODERN WOMEN WRITERS STRAND OF THE 6th ANNUAL OTHELLO'S ISLAND CONFERENCE 2018
at the Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25 to 27 March 2019
Full information at www.othellosisland.wixsite.com/emww
Professor Stella Achilleos (University of Cyprus) and Professor James Fitzmaurice, (Northern Arizona University)
About the Conference:
The Early Modern Women Writers strand the 6th Annual Othello's Island Conference is dedicated to women writers from the period 1500 to 1700 (approximate dates).
OTHELLO'S ISLAND 2018
The 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Byzantine, Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies held at CVAR, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2018
Professor James Fitzmaurice, (Northern Arizona University)
Professor Lisa Hopkins, (Sheffield Hallam University)
Dr Sarah James, (University of Kent)
Dr Michael Paraskos, (Imperial College London)
About the Conference:
MEARCSTAPA Call for Papers/Presentations
BABEL 2017 Biennale
BABEL 2017 Biennale, Reno, NV
Premodern Literature and Postmodernity
The Medieval and Early Modern English Studies Association of Korea
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Seoul National University
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
27 October 2017
ANZSA 2018 Panel CFP: “Lend thy serious hearing”: Irreverence and Play in Shakespeare Adaptations
Four hundred years after William Shakespeare’s death, his work continues to not only fill playhouses around the world, but be adapted for various forms of popular culture, including film, television, online video, and comics/graphic novels. These adaptations introduce a whole new generation of audiences to the work of Shakespeare, and are often fun, playful, engaging, and “irreverent, broadly allusive, and richly reimagined takes on their source material” (Cartelli and Rowe, New Wave Shakespeare on Screen, 2007, 1).
Most handbooks on the subject of horror focus specifically on film, whereas books on the literary manifestations of horror tend to be bound to the idea of the “Gothic.” The current field of Gothic studies grows out of the study of Romanticism, and refers specifically to a late eighteenth-century genre, but has also come to denote a critical approach to literature, film, and culture, drawing on psychoanalysis, post structural criticism, feminist and queer theory. These perspectives are all to be included here, but the book responds to a growing sense that “horror” is itself a worthwhile focus of analysis.
Proposals for short presentations exploring the nature of medieval patience and its performance in secular and devotional contexts are invited for a session at the New Chaucer Society Congress at the University of Toronto from July 10-15, 2018. Patience is a complex and even paradoxical virtue. It intersects with agency and, to borrow Sara Ahmed’s term, willfulness, but it is also defined by restraint. It can describe an immediate response and/or a sustained practice. It involves affect as well as intellect. It exists on a continuum (someone can have no, little, or much patience), yet it exhibits a tipping point (when it runs out or is lost).