Following our end-of-the-year symposium, the Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network welcomes papers for our two sessions on Messy Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Body in Pre-Modern Culture.
New Geographies in Political Thought: The Americas and Caribbean (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)
Part of a series of panels designed to expand the range of “early modern political thought,” this call seeks proposals for papers concentrating on political/legal thought that engage the peoples, locations, and issues of North America, South America, and the Caribbean.
New Geographies in Political Thought: The Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Mediterranean (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)
Part of a series of panels designed to expand the range of “early modern political thought,” this call seeks proposals for papers concentrating on political/legal thought that engage the peoples, locations, and issues of the Ottoman Empire and the early modern eastern Mediterranean.
Writing in 1651 Thomas Hobbes famously described life in the state of nature as “nasty, brutish, and short.” While much of Hobbes’ work—and the larger field of political thought—has centered on reading the human side of that description, the phrase might also be taken to indicate elements of the lived natural world. Indeed, it is difficult to separate considerations of human life, law, and politics from the ecosystem that helps constitute them.
CFP for Kalamazoo 2019: The Medieval “Canon” in the Early British Literature Survey (A Roundtable)
Sponsored by MAM, the Medieval Association of the Midwest
The blockbuster success of the 2017 film Wonder Woman reignited a global interest in the figure of the Amazon, eliciting celebrations of female strength and independence alongside debates about her exoticism and sexualization. A sequel, already highly anticipated by many, is slated for release in late 2019.
From compendia of “illustrious women” modelled on Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, to Machiavelli’s Lucrezia in the Mandragola, to Giambattista Gelli’s (male-driven) philosophical dialogue La Circe, women from the classical tradition are resurrected in many forms and to many ends over the course of the Italian Renaissance. This panel seeks to investigate how authors and intellectuals rewrote, revised, and (in some cases) reclaimed classical women in Renaissance Italian discourse and literature.
Topics, authors, and questions that papers might address include, but are not limited to:
This panel is a broad call for papers on Spenser's Afterlives: How have people read his poetry? What have people done with his poetry? Possible topics include: Spenser's immediate imitators (e.g. Giles and Phineas Fletcher); translations of Spenser (e.g. the Latin translations of The Shepheardes Calendar in the 17th c.); The Faerie Queene as children's literature; Spenser's influence on Milton, Melville, or Hawthorne; Spenser's influence on 20th and 21st century fantasy literature (Tolkein, C.S.
CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”
Session: Early Modern Hispanic Theater in Performance and Adaptation
Presiding Officer: Charles Patterson, Western Washington University
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)
Early Modern Women:
An Interdisciplinary Journal
Volume 14.1 (Fall 2019) will feature a forum on
“Early Modern Women’s Mobilities”
The scholarship on early modern women has moved far beyond the long-held notion that women remained in the home. Indeed, mobility was a defining feature of many women’s lives. For this forum, we are interested not only in examples of women’s mobility, but also research that interrogates the far-reaching implications of that mobility for women and considers how it informs our understanding of gender in the early modern world.