The Wooden O Symposium (Auguest 6-8, 2018) invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The conference seeks papers/panels that investigate our 2018 theme: Shakespeare and The Other. Topics could range from marginalized characters, underdogs, and outliers, to inclusivity or diversity in the works of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme.
Please see the following link for the conference cfp: http://www.pnrs.org/conference.html The conference theme is “Renaissance Perspectives: Lens, frames, optics, focus, proportion; points of view, sightlines, stages, visions, spectacle; theoretical, historical, philosophical perspectives; subjectivity, objectification, the gaze; world views, macrocosms and microcosms; illusions, insights, shifts, representations; and more…”
Dr. Samantha Dressel (Chapman University and University of California, Irvine) and Alexander Cosh (University of British Columbia) seek a third presenter for this panel proposal. Our current papers are:
Amy Appleford, of Boston University, “Governing Bodies in Late Medieval London”
Jonathan Lyon, of the University of Chicago, “Was there a Difference Between Lordship and Governance in Late Medieval Germany?”
Truth and Truthiness: Belief, Authenticity, Rhetoric, and Spin in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
December 1, 2018
The 26th Biennial Conference of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program of Barnard College
Lorna Hutson (University of Oxford)
Dyan Elliott (Northwestern University)
THE CIRCULATION OF SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS IN EUROPE’S BORDERLAND
University of Bucharest, Romania
November 8th-9th, 2018
Prof. RUI CARVALHO HOMEM, University of Porto
Prof. ALEXANDER SHURBANOV, University of Sofia
What’s Missing in Shakespeare?
Shakespeare's plays are often complicated by what they lack. Key characters go missing from scenes or drop out of the action entirely; absent characters exert influence over those onstage; mislaid or immaterial objects are pivotal to the resolutions of plots; urgent questions are settled through silences; and plays are frequently haunted by untaken roads or abandoned plot threads. In addition, contemporary performances are shaped significantly by cuts to the script, with some scenes or characters rarely realized in performance, and some plays rarely performed at all.
Shakespeare and Society
Deadline: May 30th, 2018
Full name/ Name of Organization: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Contact Email: email@example.com
Drama and Society 3 Panel: Shakespeare and Society
Chair: Amanda L. Riggle
At the 116th Annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
In Bellingham, Washington Friday November 9th through Sunday November 11th, 2018
The editors of Arthurian Literature invite submissions for Volume 35 (2019).
Arthurian Literature is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal published annually by Boydell & Brewer. Previous editors include Richard Barber, James P. Carley, Felicity Riddy, Roger Dalrymple and Keith Busby. The current editors are Elizabeth Archibald and David Johnson. For further information on the journal, please see:
This panel of the 32nd Medieval-Renaissance Conference (UVA-Wise, Sept. 13-15, 2018) invites papers on medieval and early modern villains and the dynamic ethical codes assigned them by authors, audiences, and critics. By villains we mean criminals, tricksters (such as professional beggers), political careerists, or poets and their characters, charismatic or not. Some viable threads: villains as likable (anti-)heroes; villains as reflections of med-ren political and social audiences; the vices, virtues, and skills of villains; the ethical implications their very existence conjures. Submit abstracts to Sherif Abdelkarim at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline July 2, 2018.
Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual CultureCFP, Edition 8: “Yesterday’s Contemporaneity: Finding Temporality In The Past” In recent decades art historians across the discipline have offered new insights into how communities in the global past understood their own positions in time. For example, Marvin Trachtenberg has made the case that twelfth- and thirteenth-century European architecture articulated a form of medieval modernism. Conversely Paul Binski has argued for how the same material could be understood as not only innovative, but also firmly historicist in nature.