The conference theme is "Moving Words: Migrations, Translations, and Transformations," but papers are welcome on any topic pertaining to Renaissance Drama. Send abstracts of 250 words to Rochelle Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Call for Papers
Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival
Editor:Prof. Juan de Dios Torralbo Caballero (University of Córdoba, English Studies)
Last year’s commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’s death (in April 1616) was, according to the BBC or The Guardian, overshadowed by the scope of the program marking Shakespeare’s death. Therefore, the aim of this special issue is to extend Cervantes quadricentennial festivities beyond the international congress “Cervantes from Andalusia, 1547 to 2016,” held in Castro del Río (Córdoba) from November 29 to December 2 last year.
This panel seeks papers about any aspect of Early Modern Drama and Ecocriticism. Presenters are welcome to address the SAMLA 89 theme, as well as themes important to the study of Early Modern drama and Ecocriticism (i.e. nature, ecology, anthropocentrism, recycling, and sustainability). Responses to some of the following boundary transgressions in popular culture are particularly encouraged: How does Early Modern drama alert audiences to the materiality and interconnectivity of human subjectivity? How do the storms, anatomy lessons, catalogues of plants and animals, and forests in the old plays we read inform the contemporary climate crisis? How does Early Modern drama complicate the “anthropo” of the Anthropocene?
2018 Conference of the French Shakespeare Society
Paris, Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 January 2018
The Société Française Shakespeare is dedicating its annual conference to “Shakespeare Unbound”. The topic addresses Shakespeare’s propensity to negotiate with dominant ideologies, his ability to break and renew formal and cultural rules and his long-lasting influence in creating innovative dramatic and poetic forms, new words and thoughts, “And all that faith creates or love desires, / Terrible, strange, sublime and beauteous shapes” (Shelley), Prometheus-like.
What was the attitude towards genius in an age that produced a great number of polymaths? Is ingenium strictly a natural disposition, innate quality, talent or temperament? Or to what extent must this natural quality be formed through a process of education, including self-education? Papers are invited for a special session at the Neo-Latin Congress at Albacete, Spain, 29 July - 3, August 2018, that focus on a single subject who worked in Latin in the period. The theme of the congress is Humanity & Nature: Arts & Sciences in Neo-Latin Literature. Please send your abstract of 150-200 words as a Word attachment, including your name, institutional affiliation (if any), address, email, and telephone number.
“Show thy queere substance”: The Queer, the Early Modern and the Now
Friday 7th July (evening) and Saturday 8th July 2017
Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster
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The 2017 Conference on John Milton
October 12-14, 2017, Birmingham AL
Papers (not to exceed twenty minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect of Milton Studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes and trends.
Submit full papers (10 pages maximum) along with 150 word abstracts on the conference website:
Deadline for submissions: June 19th, 2017
John Rumrich, University of Texas at Austin
Elizabeth Sauer, Brock University
The conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Birmingham AL.
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.