category: renaissance

"Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion" for 2016 IMC at Leeds

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Ya-shih Liu/ Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
Dr. Ya-shih Liu at yashihliu@ntu.edu.tw and Hui-chu Yu at tacmrs@mail.nptu.edu.tw

This TACMRS-sponsored session welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious con

Leeds IMC 2016, 4-6 July: Session on "Food, Feasting and the Flesh: Between Conflict and Communion"

full name / name of organization: 
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
yashihliu@ntu.edu.tw

This session welcomes proposals that consider the various ways in which writers have explored the paradoxical notions engendered in the consumption of food in social and religious contexts in the Midd

"off the books" special issue of kadar koli -- deadline July 20, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
eth press
contact email: 
dhadbawnik@gmail.com, lisa.ampleman@gmail.com

kadar koli no. 10: “Off the Books”
ethpress.com

SRS 7th Biennial Conference 18-20 July 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Renaissance Studies / Glasgow University, UK
contact email: 
arts-rensoc2016@glasgow.ac.uk

School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow
http://rensoc.org.uk/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Bloody Passions: Extreme Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
contact email: 
bloody-passions@port.ac.uk

Bloody Passions: Extreme Emotions in Early Modern Literature and Culture

In James Shirley’s 1631 tragedy The Traitor, the villainous Lorenzo advises his angered target:

National Boundaries in Early Modern Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Peter Auger / Queen Mary University of London
contact email: 
earlymodernboundaries@gmail.com

Early Career Symposium, supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA), at Queen Mary University of London on Friday 18 September 2015

Alchemy in Harry Potter

full name / name of organization: 
Anne Mamary and Christine Myers/Monmouth College
contact email: 
alchemy@monmouthcollege.edu

Call for papers for a multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary collection of essays on alchemy in the Harry Potter novels.

MLA Options for Teaching Volume on Teaching Space, Place, and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr.
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Essay proposals are invited for Teaching Space, Place, and Literature, a volume in the MLA’s Options for Teaching series to be edited by Robert T. Tally, Jr.

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and Utopia RSA 2016 (Boston 3 Mar-2 Apr) Deadline Extended

full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
contact email: 
delilah.brataas@hist.no

Panel for the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016.

Digital Domains & Humanistic Thresholds: Literary Study, Composition, & Communications, Oct. 9-10, '15,Hilbert Col., Hamburg NY

full name / name of organization: 
Charles A.S. Ernst, coord. / New York College English Association
contact email: 
cernst@hilbert.edu

Papers & panels on all aspects of digital humanities in Eng. studies/pedagogy--literature of all periods/genres; composition, incl. creative & professional writing; communication studies, incl. film.

Centres of Diplomacy, Centres of Culture: The Habsburg and Papal Courts c.1450-1630. 21-22 September 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Tracey Sowerby / University of Oxford
contact email: 
tracey.sowerby@history.ox.ac.uk

Diplomatic studies increasingly focus on the cultural and social aspects of diplomatic practice and stress the agency of individuals within international relations.

REMINDER: Due June 1: SAMLA Special Session: Hybrid Networks: Literature and Science in Early Modern England

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference
contact email: 
walkerkn@email.unc.edu

This panel welcomes papers on the various social, intellectual, or textual networks among authors and consumers of early modern literature and science.

Image Matter: Art and Materiality (Manchester 6 November 2015, CfP: 1 August)

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Art Historians
contact email: 
ImageMatterAAH@gmail.com

Image Matter: Art and Materiality
AAH New Voices Conference
MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University
6 November 2015

Keynote: Professor Carol Mavor (University of Manchester)

Ecologies in Early Modern English Drama

full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
contact email: 
mkaethle@uoguelph.ca

Recent theoretical approaches to early modern literature ranging from ecocriticism to cognitive science have applied the term ecology to discuss the collective relations of persons, beings, and things

Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory [Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]

full name / name of organization: 
The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies [http://theapollonian.in]
contact email: 
apollonianjournal@gmail.com, subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

The Apollonian: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies
[http://theapollonian.in]
Vol. 2, Issue 2

Reading the Queer in Literature, Film, Culture and Theory
[Journal Issue & Ed. Vol.]

Philosophy and Poetry (Edited Volume) [Deadline 15 Aug. 2015]

full name / name of organization: 
Subashish Bhattacharjee & Saikat Guha (University of North Bengal, India)
contact email: 
subashishbhattacharjee@gmail.com, mmm.saikatguha@gmail.com

Philosophy and Poetry (Edited Volume)

[UPDATE] SAMLA 87, 13-15 Nov. 2015--Shared Politics: Political Adaptations, Appropriations, and Influences

full name / name of organization: 
Phillip Zapkin
contact email: 
pzapkin@mix.wvu.edu

This panel seeks interesting and innovative papers in the field of adaptation studies.

Montaigne in Early Modern England and Scotland

full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham University, England
contact email: 
montaigneinearlymodernengland@gmail.com

Montaigne in Early Modern England and Scotland

Confirmed speakers:

Warren Boutcher (Queen Mary)
Will Hamlin (Washington State)
Katie Murphy (Oxford)
John O'Brien (Durham)

Sexual Violence on the Early Modern English Stage

full name / name of organization: 
RSA Boston 2016
contact email: 
abretz@wlu.ca

This session seeks to explore the representation of sexual violence on the English stage as both a trope and as an articulation of early modern patriarchal systems of authority and governance.

RSA Session (Panel) 2016: Poetics of Law: Literary Form and Legal Experience, Feeling, and Knowledge

full name / name of organization: 
Penelope Geng, Macalester College
contact email: 
penelopegeng@gmail.com

Proposal Deadline: June 1, 2015

Keywords: Early modern literature, literature and law, form, new formalism, genre, print history, rhetoric, jurisprudence

RSA 2016 Panel: Receptions of Classical Texts on the Early Modern English Stage

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Beier / Washburn University
contact email: 
ben.beier@washburn.edu

Generations of scholars have worked to uncover the presence of classical sources in early modern English drama. And Shakespeare studies, in particular, has labored to undo the impression that Shakespeare had ‘small Latin and less Greek.’ Recent work not only has revealed classical antecedents, but also has argued about the function of such sources within plays. This panel seeks papers that add to our understanding of the role of classical texts on the early modern stage. For example, are there instances in which the function of classical texts has been misunderstood by critics? In what ways did early modern playwrights productively misunderstand sources? Are there influential sources or traditions that have been overlooked (perhaps ones not part of grammar or university curricula, or non-literary sources)? How and why do early modern playwrights yoke classical texts with biblical and patristic sources and/or with medieval and contemporary influences? Last of all, Colin Burrow recently suggested that “editors are increasingly prone to downplay classical influences.” Is this true, and if so, how might it influence future work on early modern drama’s reception of classical texts?

Please submit a 150-word abstract and a short CV to ben.beier@washburn.edu by May 31, 2015.

In More's Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
contact email: 
journaleditor@sf-foundation.org

Call for Papers
In More’s Footsteps: Utopia and Science Fiction
Foundation #124 (summer 2016)

Sovereignty and Metaphor, Abstracts due this Friday, May 15

full name / name of organization: 
NYU English
contact email: 
sovereigntyandmetaphor2015@gmail.com

September 24-25, 2015

Speakers: Victoria Kahn (UC, Berkeley), Paul Strohm (Columbia), John Rogers (Yale), Kathleen Davis (U of Rhode Island), Brandon Chua (U of Queensland), Jacques Lezra (NYU)

Comparative Drama Special Issue Deadline 10/1/15

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Drama
contact email: 
comparative-drama@wmich.edu

Call for Papers: The Actor in the Interval

Public Intellectuals Lecture Series (Fall 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Carleton University
contact email: 
andrew.mark.connolly@gmail.com

The Public Intellectuals Lecture Series has just wrapped up a successful spring lineup featuring four fantastic, well attended lectures. We are now planning a second series for the fall.

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

full name / name of organization: 
Cogent Arts & Humanities OA
contact email: 
mauro@psu.edu

Communities of Practice: Toward a Local and Global Digital Humanities

Writing (of) Women’s Bodies: The Contested Nature of Contemporary Corporealities (November 13-15, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Women’s Studies Panel, Session II, SAMLA Conference
contact email: 
monica.miller@lmc.gatech.edu

What is the political significance of embodiment? In this panel, we are looking for a broad array of papers which consider the stakes of embodiment in contemporary culture.

BJLL Vol. VII (2015) - Call for Submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language
contact email: 
webbjll@gmail.com

The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language (BJLL) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually, both electronically and in print.

Beauty and Belief (deadline for abstracts: July 31; conference: November 5-6, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Office for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu

The conference will include a wide variety of sessions and topics on possible connections among (and tension between) literature, aesthetics, theory, and belief, broadly defined.

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
contact email: 
journal.on.arts@gmail.com

REMINDER! CFP: Studies in Visual Arts Communication, Vol. 2, No1 (2015)

University of Arts George Enescu, Iasi, Romania
Deadline: May 20, 2015
journalonarts.org

Call for contributed papers

The Second Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability - November 1-3, 2015. Fukuoka, Japan. Abstracts Aug 15.

full name / name of organization: 
ESD Focus
contact email: 
secretariat@esdfocus.org

Join us in Fukuoka, Japan for the Second Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability from November 1-3, 2015. Registration includes meals and a city tour.

Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015 Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba,

full name / name of organization: 
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
contact email: 
order.disorder15@yahoo.fr

The study day we organized on April 21st 2015 investigated the theme “Order and Disorder” in different fields.

CFP: Teaching Popular Culture - Update

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
contact email: 
lance.eaton@gmail.com

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association is seeking papers on popular and American culture, broadly construed, for its annual fall conference to be held on Friday October 30 and Saturday Oct

RSA 2016 - Figuring the Female Warrior

full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
contact email: 
fharden@email.arizona.edu

This panel seeks new scholarship on the visual and/or literary manifestations of the female warrior in Renaissance Europe and the Americas (c. 1350-1650).

RSA 2016 Panel: Of Mongrels and Masterpieces: Hybridity in the Renaissance Due 06/01/15

full name / name of organization: 
Claire Sommers/the Graduate Center, CUNY
contact email: 
csommers@gc.cuny.edu

We are seeking papers that explore the various aspects of hybridity that characterized Renaissance culture.

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