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Nomadic Objects

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 4:30pm
Universities of Paris 3, Paris 7, Paris 10 and Paris 13
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016



Nomadic Objects:

Material Circulations, Appropriations and the Formation of Identities

in the Early Modern Period (16th-18th c.)


International Conference – March 2-4, 2017


Musée National de la Renaissance (Écouen), Musée Cognac-Jay (Paris, 3e),

Maison de la Recherche de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, 5e)


Postmedieval Journal Issue "Prophetic Futures"

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:48am
Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Call for manuscripts for special issue of postmedieval

Prophetic Futures

The Sermon as Literature

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
Dr. Mark K. Fulk, Panel Organizer/
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This panel seeks informed readings of British sermons written between 1500 and 1900, reflecting on the ways that the sermon fits in the literature classroom and for literature readers today.What new avenues of research can be pursued in studying the sermon in Great Britain's literature from 1500-1900? How do the well-known sermon writers (e.g., Donne, Andrewes, Wesley) and lesser-known (Barrow, Whitefield, Edwards) form, transform, and deform the genre? And how do we respond to the form as instructors of British literature in the post-Christian, twenty-first century? This panel seeks informed readings of sermons and ability to discuss them in their historical context as well as pedagogically for college/university classrooms today.

Beauty and Truth in Composition and Literature

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
Georgia and Carolinas College English Association at SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016




In “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” Keats declared that beauty and truth are as one.  But are they? T. S. Eliot called Keats’s pronouncement “meaningless” and “a serious blemish on a beautiful poem.” Scientists and mathematicians debate beauty in terms of symmetry.  Aestheticians ponder what is beautiful and try to determine whether it is true.  Ethicists and theologians explore the moral nexus between beauty and truth. For its 2016 GACCEA at SAMLA session, the GACCEA seeks proposals that discuss beauty and/or truth.  Potential topics include:

Performing the Monstrous on the Early Modern Stage, RSA 2017

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
Barbara Mello
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

This panel seeks proposals that examine the performance of the monstrous on the early modern stage. Performances of the monstrous include but are not limited to deformity, animals, devils, witches, and other supernatural beings performed on stage. Proposals should consider the vibrant medieval iconographic images of the monstrous that continued to stimulate the early modern imagination. Questions to be addressed might include: how did staging the monstrous secure or collpase boundaries between the natural and supernatural realms? Did the monstrous on stage enforce or interrogate political, cultural, or religious authority? How might staging the monstrous call attention to the cultural power of the stage?

Passion, Power, and Rhetoric: Latin Influences on Early Drama

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
Elza C. Tiner / Lynchburg College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Call for Papers: Leeds IMC 2017

Passion, Power, and Rhetoric: Latin Influences on Early Drama


The twenty-fourth International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds, UK, from 3-6 July 2017.  The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. However, every year, the IMC chooses a special thematic strand which – for 2017 – is ‘Otherness’. This focus has been chosen for its wide application across all centuries and regions and its impact on all disciplines devoted to this epoch.

[UPDATE-DEADLINE EXTENDED] CFP: Early Modern Utopian Literature (SAMLA, November 4-6, 2016)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA Affiliate
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 6, 2016

2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the first printing of Thomas More’s Utopia, the text that created and provided the name for its own genre.  Since the appearance of More’s text, utopias have been imagined as unreal realities and worlds where people exist according to a specific vision of an author, whose aim might be justice, art, or an imagined reality with a specific agenda. 

We request abstracts that address any aspect of early modern utopianism.  Please submit 250-300 word abstracts along with a brief bio or a one page C.V. by June 6, 2016 to: Dr. Ruth McIntyre,

Reprobate Humanisms in Early Modern England

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm
Daniel R. Gibbons, Catholic University of America; Ben Beier, Washburn University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016


A Woman Well Reputed? Porcia/Portia from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cato’s daughter; Brutus’ wife.  This panel will consider the figure of Porcia in the Renaissance, where she is to be found in a wide range of cultures and genres.  From the earliest accounts, Porcia has been something of a a paradox: heroic and vulnerable; the masculine soul who is also the devoted wife.   No woman in history can have passed into legend more closely defined by her menfolk; let’s give her some room of her own.


Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:


National traditions (eg. Spanish lyrical Porcias; French tragic Porcias)

Exemplary Porcias

Porcia in the visual arts

Female suicide: strength or weakness?

Gender transgression