Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formerly Early English Studies (EES) is an online journal under the auspices of the University of Texas, Arlington English Department and is devoted to literary and cultural topics of study in early modern period. EMSJ is published annually, peer-reviewed, and open to general submission.
We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 31- November 3, 2015 in Nashville, TN.
The topic is open, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language." Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Kris McAbee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31, 2015.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/
Papers invited on any topic employing digital tools to read, teach, present or study Milton. Full 8-page papers or 500-word abstracts by 9 March 2015 to David Ainsworth (email@example.com).
HAWTHORNE AND MILTON
Connections sought include images of nation; uses of bible and classical mythology; representations of gender and sexuality; race and racism; aesthetic theory; early and later careers. 250 word abstracts by 1 March 2015 via e-mail to David Greven (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ann Baynes Coiro (email@example.com).
Papers invited on all topics related to John Milton. Full 18-minute papers or 500-word abstracts by March 9, 2015 to Stephen M. Fallon. Session sponsored by the Milton Society of America.
We are pleased to announce that the 26th SEDERI Conference will be held at the Baeza Campus of the International University of Andalucía (UNIA) (Baeza, Jaén, Spain) on 11-13 May 2015. The Conference will explore the globalized nature of the early modern world at large and early modern English texts in particular. Papers addressed to literary representations of trade, mercantilism, the construction of communities, and cross-cultural encounters are especially welcome.
The organizing Committee and SEDERI invite proposals of 20-minute papers on the following topics:
• Early modern England and the early modern world
• Anglo-Iberian and Anglo-Mediterranean relations: Culture, economy and politics
Originating from old Latin se- ("apart") and cernere ("sift"), "secret" means "hidden, concealed, and private," thereby signifying the distinction between the true and the false, the light and the dark, the self and the other, and the private and the public. This definition has its history and origin, and yet it is questioned and challenged nowadays by post-modernism and post-structuralism, as when Derrida considers in "Literature in Secret," "Pardon for keeping the secret, and the secret of a secret . . . of not meaning at all." If the secret one keeps is a secret "of not meaning at all," unveiling the secret simply reveals its nothingness. And yet, without the endeavor to unveil the secret, how can one know that there is nothing behind it?
The conference has two (not necessarily related) topics: sermon studies and names (onomastics), both as features of literary tradition. Details are on the website of the Christian Literary Studies Group, http://www.clsg.org/html/conference.html
Papers should have a reading time of 25 minutes and be of a standard suitable for publication subsequently in The Glass. Preference is given to contributions exploring Christian and Biblical themes in literature.
Young Adult Literature
Session Coordinator: Dr. Amberyl Malkovich
Dept. of English, Concord University
"Through Opposition and Commonality: The Role and Depiction of the Arts and Sciences in Young Adult Literature"
"In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence."
― Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978
"When we (as readers) fill in the gaps that the writer has peppered throughout the book, we form a meaningful bond with the book. We are not just pulling information from it; we're participating in a reciprocal relationship, creating and deriving meaning in an extravaganza of interpretation."
— Wolfgang Iser, Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology