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Whose (French) Renaissance? - RSA 2016 (Boston, March 31 - April 2, 2016) - Deadline June 3, 2015

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Monday, May 25, 2015 - 8:22pm
Renaissance Society of America

Complicating the notion of the 'French Renaissance,' this panel seeks papers that explore the dynamic relationship between Italian artists and their French patrons, audiences, and counterparts in the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century courts of Charles VIII, Francis I, Henry II and Henry IV. We are interested in investigations into the ways in which these artists realized their royal commissions by participating in, subverting, and creating artistic dialogues. Rather than simply importing visual language, humanist discourses, and artistic debates into French contexts, Italian artists and their French patrons mediated different processes of material, contextual, and formal translations.

[UPDATE] Session on "Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion": Leeds IMC 2016, 4-7 July

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:03pm
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

This sponsored session by the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the 2016 International Medieval Congress at Leeds (4-7 July) welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Middle Ages.

"Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion" for 2016 IMC at Leeds

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Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:23am
Dr. Ya-shih Liu/ Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies

This TACMRS-sponsored session welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Middle Ages.

"off the books" special issue of kadar koli -- deadline July 20, 2015

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 4:12pm
eth press

kadar koli no. 10: "Off the Books"
ethpress.com

Now in its tenth issue, kadar koli has featured essays, poems, art work, translations, and interviews from some of today's most adventurous writers and artists, including Joyelle McSweeney, Rob Halpern, Diane di Prima, Shin Yu Pai, Gerrit Lansing, Susan Briante, Pattie McCarthy, Ammiel Alcalay, and Megan Cook, among many others. The theme of this issue is "Off the Books," chosen to coincide with the 4th Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group on October 9-11, 2015 at the University of Toronto. Quoting from BABEL's call for sessions:

SRS 7th Biennial Conference 18-20 July 2016

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 9:17am
Society for Renaissance Studies / Glasgow University, UK

School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow
http://rensoc.org.uk/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Neil Rhodes (University of St Andrews): 'Making Common in Sixteenth-Century England'
Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow): '"Patsy Presbys", or "Pulling the Wool Off Living Sheep": Milton's Observations (1649) and Ulster Presbyterianism'
Professor Evelyn Welch (King's College, London): 'Renaissance Skin'

Call for Papers

Bloody Passions: Extreme Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture

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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 8:02am
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth

Bloody Passions: Extreme Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture

In James Shirley's 1631 tragedy The Traitor, the villainous Lorenzo advises his angered target:

master your high blood
Till I conclude, Sciarrha. I accuse not
Your noble anger, which I have observed,
Is not on every cheap and giddy motion
Inflamed; but, sir, be thrifty in your passion,
This is a petty trespass. (The Traitor, Act 2, scene 1)

National Boundaries in Early Modern Literary Studies

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:16pm
Dr Peter Auger / Queen Mary University of London

Early Career Symposium, supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA), at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 18 September 2015

What are the benefits for researchers in early modern European literary studies (c. 1450-1700) of specializing in a particular national literature? What is gained by working across national boundaries and in more than one language? And how can research agendas respond better to the transnational and multilingual nature of literature at this time?

Alchemy in Harry Potter

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 3:37pm
Anne Mamary and Christine Myers/Monmouth College

Call for papers for a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary collection of essays on alchemy in the Harry Potter novels.

In a 1998 interview with The Herald, J.K. Rowling said, "I've never wanted to be a witch, but an alchemist, now that's a different matter. To invent this wizard world, I've learned a ridiculous amount about alchemy. . . . I [had] to know in detail what magic can and cannot do in order to set the parameters and establish the stories' internal logic."

We are seeking papers for a collection of new essays on alchemy, broadly conceived, in the Harry Potter series. We welcome essays on alchemy itself and the alchemical symbolism in the novels.

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