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.
Biological Alterity in Utopia/Dystopia, 1516 to the present
Modern Language Association (MLA)
International Symposium: “Remembering Voices Lost”
Lisbon, Portugal, July 23-25, 2019
50th NeMLA Anniversary Convention
Washinton DC, March 21-24, 2019
#balancetonporc: Confronting Sexual Assault in French and Francophone Texts
Plenary Speakers include: Prof. Kim F Hall (Barnard College), Prof. Nandini Das (University of Liverpool) Dr. Preti Taneja (University of Warwick)
Swansea University is proud to host the 2019 British Shakespeare Association conference on the theme of “Shakespeare, Race, and Nation”.
Paper abstracts are invited for the seminar "Mathematics and Poiesis in the Long Renaissance," to be held at the 17-19 March 2019 Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting in Toronto. https://www.rsa.org/general/custom.asp?page=2019Toronto This seminar seeks papers that explore, develop, and theorize, in historically grounded ways, how the creative imagination connects mathematics and the poietic arts across the European Renaissance.
6-9 JUNE 2019
HOST: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
THEME: Natures, Pictures: Cavendish and Early Modern Science, Technology, and Creativity
Call for Papers
The society welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers on topics related directly or indirectly to the theme, or on any aspects of Cavendish, her work, her family (including William Cavendish, Jane Cavendish, and Elizabeth Cavendish) and her contemporaries, influences, and responses to her work. In particular, we invite panel proposals on the work of Anne Conway and other early modern women scientists and philosophers. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following disciplines:
- art history
Seminar: The Faces of Depression in Literature
Echoing Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Claude McKay notes, “You place your Seers with madmen, fools and rogues, Their words distort and twist.” This panel will explore the “distort and twist” of words, examining how Shakespeare’s literary work (re)defines and intersects with race and community today. How is Shakespeare recovered within minority communities? How is his work used in music to address race and contemporary issues? Why is his work subverted and reconfigured to address contemporary issues of race and nation? Do performances place the audience in a place of complicitness? This session invites papers that explore the intersection of his literary recovery and race.
Topics may include:
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.