The International Margaret Cavendish Society is pleased to announce that the next biannual conference is set to take place on June 22nd-24th, 2017 at Bates College, Maine. Professor Carolyn Merchant from the University of California, Berkeley, will be the keynote speaker. Preference will be given to abstracts that closely relate to the conference theme, but all talks about Cavendish, her family, and related subjects will be considered.
CALL FOR PAPERS: MCLLM
Conference Date: April 7-8, 2017
Deadline for Proposals: January 27, 2017
Theme: “Altered States, Times, Perspectives”
2nd Call for Papers
2017 Shakespearean Theatre Conference:
“Shakespeare 401: What’s Next?”
Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature (including Restoration), for the annual meeting of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Spokane, Washington on October 12-14, 2017. Email 200-300 word proposals, by March 1, to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program.
Members of the National Women’s Studies Association Early Modern Women Interest Group seek paper proposals for a panel on “Early Modern Nasty Women: Shrews, Scolds, and Whores” for the NWSA annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Nov 16-19 2017.
The Early Modern Women Interest group aims to propose a sponsored panel under the conference subtheme of “engaging, questioning, and transcending the state.”
We seek papers that address:
Canonical early modern women writers’ support of state power
Early modern representations of disruptive, unruly, or innovative women
Since Ovid’s first-century Metamorphoses, transformative experiences and transformed selves have been fundamental sites of interest in European literature. At times bewildering, marvelous, and horrid, these physical transformations can invite readers to reconsider their bodies and, because of Ovid’s moral ambiguity, to reconsider their morality and thus to reconsider themselves. The powerful idea of transformation has shaped medieval and early modern thinking, a specter heralding what is yet to come, whether feared or longed for. Transformations can be violent, often involving aggressive bodily catalysts, or even death. But other transformations are rapturous, holy epiphanies. Transformations can be sly and illusory, indiscernible yet suspected.
Call for Book Chapters
Performances at Court in Shakespeare’s Era
(edited collection published by Rowman & Littlefield)
Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): 28 February 2017
Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2017
Deadline for final submissions (6000-8000 words): 31 August 2017
Editors: John Mucciolo and Sophie Chiari
Shakespeare scholars regularly encounter social justice issues in the material that we study and teach. Most often in the classroom our engagement with such issues takes the form of thematic identification and critical parsing. Yet we struggle to form more direct, material connections between coursework and social justice work. This book is for professors of early modern literature who want to heighten the intellectual impact of their courses by thoughtfully using their classrooms as laboratories for social formation and action.
The Early Modern Iberia Study Group at the University of Pennsylvania invites abstracts for its 2017 Graduate Symposium on the theme of Passages. This one-day graduate symposium will take place on April 22nd, 2017, with a keynote address by Prof. Seth Kimmel (Columbia).
Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Friday 23rd June 2017, University of Oxford
The application of spatial paradigms to the study of late medieval and early modern societies is now well underway. In contrast, the so-called ‘mobility turn’ has struggled to find its way from the social sciences to the humanities and, in particular, to disciplines concerned with the study of the past. This conference proposes to bring the two together by exploring how everyday mobility contributed to the shaping of late medieval and early modern spaces, and how spatial frameworks affected the movement of people in pre-modern Europe.