NEW LOCATION, EXTENDED DEADLINE
The Medieval/Renassiance area of MAPACA ("Beowulf to Shakespeare") seeks papers concerning the use of medieval and Renaissance materials in modern productions. Topics include, but are not limited to, the incorporation of medieval or Renaissance elements in modern artistic productions such as films, t.v. series, novels and music; the creation of medieval and Renaissance "themed" festivals, restaurants, etc., and the use of medieval or Renaissance elements in video games. The area also seeks panelists interested in presenting on the ways in which contemporary theories and pedagogies influence our perceptions of these eras.
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo
International Congress for Medieval Studies 2017
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo invites submissions for two sessions at the 2017 Congress, which will be held at Western Michigan University on May 11-14, 2017.
In criticism, relying on character study or treating Shakespearean characters as real
people, has often been censured. But, in performance, where actors especially need to
get under the skin of the characters they portray, Shakespearean personae do exhibit
some kind of biographical reality.
Modernity is often defined as a series of political, social, and economic shifts related to the emergence of an autonomous subject. Nevertheless, there is a lack of consensus of how to measure the underlying forces driving this supposed change of paradigm. In light of recent approaches to subjectivity, we invite participants to circulate 5-8 pages papers (with theoretical or empirical foci on the topic) and discuss them after a brief presentation. The goal of the seminar is therefore to interrogate the condition of the “early modern subject” through the analysis of established binaries such as (but not limited to) unity/plurality, transcendence/immanence, individual/communal, East/West, local/global, medieval/modern, etc.
Atlantic City, NJ
November 3-5, 2016
Beowulf to Shakespeare
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its fourteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 1st, 2016. We are delighted to welcome Diana Henderson of MIT as our keynote speaker.
Pre-Modernisms: Friday, October 28th, The Graduate Center, CUNY
12th Annual Pearl Kibre Medieval Study Graduate Student Conference
A Call for Contributions to an Anthology: Crossing Borders: Delineations of Space in Medieval and Early Modern Literature
Inviting proposals for
The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
October 20–22, 2016
Wright State University Dayton, Ohio
Proposals accepted until August 15, 2016
Dr. Ayanna Thompson, Professor of English at George Washington University
Dr. Curtis Perry, Professor of English at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
While labor economics and political theory regularly engage the phenomenon of class conflict, literary study often glosses over it. This roundtable seeks to resuscitate the vexed question of class-bias in the academy, as reflected in the absence of or meager attention given to literary representations of working class consciousness. Papers drawing from any literary chronology and any genres are welcomed. The purpose of this roundtable is first to explore the marginalization of working class life but then to propose a remedy. How can literary studies acquire cross-class agency, recognizing working class experience within a traditional literary canon? This will be the roundtable's culminating question for presenters and attendees.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Dr. Mary Morrissey (University of Reading)
Professor Andrew McRae (University of Exeter)
Expanding on our ongoing research project on the spatial and visual dimensions of the poetry and prose of John Donne, we are organising a conference seeking to investigate issues of ‘Space, Place and Image in Early Modern English Literature’ (c. 1500-1700). The conference will take place on the beautiful campus of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, on 11-13 May 2017.
The Shakespeare Newsletter seeks submissions of a scholarly nature and scope (4000-6000 words) on contemporary engagements with Shakespeare/Early Modern English Drama and/or Theater. We expect “contemporary engagements” to be understood in the most general of ways, including but not limited to the following: contemporary appropriations, approximations, and adaptations; film; performance; digital media; new theoretical approaches; new pedagogies; popular culture; global Shakespeare; archival encounters. Submissions will undergo double-blind peer-review. One accepted essay will appear in each issue as “The Pendleton Essay,” named after the late SN editor, Thomas Pendleton.
The panel is dedicated to the relationship between sport and Italian literature. How is sport portrayed in Italian literature? How does it function within a literary work? Is sport employed only as metaphors and to add a touch of color, or does it have deeper meanings? What can it tell us about an author? Papers on literary and artistic aspects of sport in journalism or various media, as well as on sport and the visual arts, cinema, etc., are welcome.
Please submit your abstract online by September 30, 2016:
The Great Fire: Reconsidered – Call for Papers
3 September 2016 – Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral
The Great Fire of London has long been held as a watershed moment in London’s history. Over the course of four days in September 1666, an infernal blaze claimed over 13,000 houses, 87 churches and 52 livery halls, and rendered an estimated 70,000 people homeless. Yet while cellars still burned there were whispers at court that the conflagration might actually be ‘the greatest blessing that God ever conferred’ upon King Charles II because it had crippled the ‘rebellious’ City of London; forever opening its gates to royal power.