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Politics, Power and Spectacle in Shakespeare

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:22am
Shakespeare Society of India
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

The Shakespeare Society of India will host its International Conference on 7-8 March 2019 at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University

We invite you to send in your abstracts for conference. The timeline is as follows:

Expressions of Interest with Potential Title: 15th October 2018
Submission of Abstracts: 10th December 2018
Notification of Selected Abstracts: 31st December 2018
Submission of Full Papers: 15th February 2019

Concept Note: 

Spenser at Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:19am
Spenser at Kalamazoo: International Congress of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

This year we have two open sessions on any topic dealing with Edmund Spenser, and one roundtable session on teaching Spenser. 


Reading time for papers in the open sessions should not exceed twenty minutes. 


Panelists in the roundtable on teaching will speak for five minutes each and distribute copies of a handout.  


As always, we encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks. 


Transnational Exchange and the Early Modern World (NeMLA 2019)

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:46pm
Victor Sierra Matute
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

How material exchange and mobility affect people and their ideas? How do these subjects and these objects transform the place of destination and its practices, knowledge, texts, and understanding of the world? This panel will address the consequences of the mobility of subjects and the exchange of objects in the early modern world. Early modernity is a time strongly characterized by the increasing crossing of boundaries. In this sense, this panel wants to analyze how material exchange enables different cultures to cross borders and permeate different social spaces, modifying those who import them and those who export them.

Stages of Knowing in Shakespeare (NeMLA 2019 -- roundtable)

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:37pm
Northeast Modern Language Association / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Shakespeare gave and withheld knowledge to craft his plot and engage his audience. We are taken on a guided ride from which we glimpse what the playwright chooses thus forming our layers of knowledge through which we are manipulated. What we know can be what we knew before attending the play, based on dialogue from the characters, or from reported speech of events off stage and even in times before the play.


Sex, Gender, and Race in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Worlds: A Comparative View

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:48pm
Patricia Ferrer-Medina and Janine Peterson, Marist College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

This seminar explores how Europeans constructed the identities of non-European and non-Christian peoples in the Atlantic and Mediterranean worlds. We invite papers that examine how Europeans racialized, sexualized, or in any way “othered” either Jews or Muslims in Southern Europe, the indigenous peoples of the Americas, or the peoples of North/West Africa that they encountered in Africa in addition to those encountered as slaves when traveling to the Caribbean and Central America. Renaissance and early modern European views of different peoples was closely connected to, and constructed by, prevailing ideas about gender and sexuality as well as notions of civilization and nature.

Remapping Gender in Shakespeare’s Europe

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:00pm
European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

“Remapping Gender in Shakespeare’s Europe”


This is a seminar at the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) conference in Rome from July 9-12, 2019.

Taking Shakespeare and his theatrical world as a temporal and locative point of departure, this seminar brings together papers engaging with depictions of gender in different nations of people and across political borders from the 16th century to the present. With numerous studies over the last four decades that address gender in Shakespeare’s works and on stage, we aim to explore how gender is theorised, staged, and depicted across national and cultural boundaries. 

Tenth Biennial Blackfriars Conference

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:56am
American Shakespeare Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

For the Tenth Biennial Blackfriars Conference, colloquies will take one of three formats: Research Paper Discussion, Actor Facilitated Exploration, and Round Table Discussion. All colloquies are 75-minute sessions. This new format paves the way for focused, research-driven exploration and discussion of Early Modern theatre practice and academia.


Submissions for Journal ‘Dante e l’arte’

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:16pm
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

The editors of the journal Dante e l’arte welcome submissions for its fifth issue devoted to Dante and Blake.

Kalamazoo 2019: Wounds Visible and Invisible in Late Medieval Christianity

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:11pm
Johanna Pollick, University of Glasgow & Hannah Kirby Wood, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This session at the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies examines the many valences of wounds in late medieval Christianity, focusing on themes surrounding wounds and wounding both visible (corporeal and/or material) and invisible (rhetorical and allegorical). The image of the wounded body held a central place in late medieval Christian practice and material culture; the wounds of the crucified Christ were tangible reminders of his Passion and served as foci of veneration, while stigmatic saints and maimed martyrs were marked as holy by means of bodily trauma.