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.
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.
Call for Papers
THE POLITICS OF FORM IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE
June 27-28, 2019
Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
This is a guaranteed session that considers representations of travel in English Renaissance literature. Given the regular movement of persons and merchandise between England and Continental Europe and the incipient development of English interests in the New World, travel is central to the evolution of an English national identity. At the same time, an idea of travel profoundly subtends humanist models of education, which generally present their material as objects of translatio across time and place. This panel aims to explore how early modern writers conceptualize travel, and how they respond to travel’s capacity to register both physical and imaginative experiences.
Middleton’s Afterlives in the 21st Century (Session A: Scholarship & Performance):
What is the legacy of the Oxford Middleton (2007) and the Oxford Handbook of Middleton (2010)? How have these texts shaped critical engagement with and performances of Middleton’s works? And what futures might we imagine for Middleton criticism? This series of linked sessions welcomes papers that address any aspect of his prolific career. Topics might include:
· Authorship and collaboration
· Comedy and the grotesque
This is a session sponsored by the Lydgate Society at the International Congress on Medieval Studies (at Kalamazoo) 2019.
The nature of sovereignty and its related concerns were central for political theorists of the early modern period (Renaissance). These questions continued to circulate in succeeding centuries, and returned with particular significance in the late 20th and 21st centuries, especially among continental political philosophers. This seminar will engage with questions surrounding sovereignty in both early modern literary texts as they relate to debates about sovereignty in their own time and/or in the present.
shakespeare on film and television
The 2019 PCA/ACA Conference will be held from Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20, at the Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.
For conference information: http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The Shakespeare on Film and Television area explores Shakespeare in a variety of media beyond the traditional stage, including film, television, anime, and magna adaptations. We have previously had papers on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.
Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019 - Toronto
Panel - Renaissance Vegetarianism
The study of early modern food has blossomed in recent years. As scholars have parsed the politics of changing dining practices, the role of recipes in intellectual history, and the growing perception of food ethics as inextricable from social identity, dietary beliefs and habits have begun to be seen as central to early modern studies. One of the most striking dietary trends that spread across Europe in this period, however, remains underexamined: the rise of vegetarianism.
JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE ON DUTCH REVOLT AND EUROPEAN LITERATURE