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Political Thought and the Early Modern Environment (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March 2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:30pm
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 6, 2018

Writing in 1651 Thomas Hobbes famously described life in the state of nature as “nasty, brutish, and short.” While much of Hobbes’ work—and the larger field of political thought—has centered on reading the human side of that description, the phrase might also be taken to indicate elements of the lived natural world. Indeed, it is difficult to separate considerations of human life, law, and politics from the ecosystem that helps constitute them.

 

Wonder Women: Amazons in the Early Modern European Imagination (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The blockbuster success of the 2017 film Wonder Woman reignited a global interest in the figure of the Amazon, eliciting celebrations of female strength and independence alongside debates about her exoticism and sexualization. A sequel, already highly anticipated by many, is slated for release in late 2019.

Rewriting and Adapting Classical Women in the Italian Renaissance (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

From compendia of “illustrious women” modelled on Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, to Machiavelli’s Lucrezia in the Mandragola, to Giambattista Gelli’s (male-driven) philosophical dialogue La Circe, women from the classical tradition are resurrected in many forms and to many ends over the course of the Italian Renaissance. This panel seeks to investigate how authors and intellectuals rewrote, revised, and (in some cases) reclaimed classical women in Renaissance Italian discourse and literature. 

Topics, authors, and questions that papers might address include, but are not limited to:

Deadline Extended: Spenser's Afterlives (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:02am
International Spenser Society/Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This panel is a broad call for papers on Spenser's Afterlives: How have people read his poetry? What have people done with his poetry?  Possible topics include: Spenser's immediate imitators (e.g. Giles and Phineas Fletcher); translations of Spenser (e.g. the Latin translations of The Shepheardes Calendar in the 17th c.); The Faerie Queene as children's literature; Spenser's influence on Milton, Melville, or Hawthorne; Spenser's influence on 20th and 21st century fantasy literature (Tolkein, C.S.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Early Modern Hispanic Theater in Performance and Adaptation'

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:58am
Charles Patterson, Western Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Early Modern Hispanic Theater in Performance and Adaptation
Presiding Officer: Charles Patterson, Western Washington University
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)

Panel description:

“Early Modern Women’s Mobilities”

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:52am
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Early Modern Women:

An Interdisciplinary Journal

 

Volume 14.1 (Fall 2019) will feature a forum on

“Early Modern Women’s Mobilities”

 

The scholarship on early modern women has moved far beyond the long-held notion that women remained in the home. Indeed, mobility was a defining feature of many women’s lives.  For this forum, we are interested not only in examples of women’s mobility, but also research that interrogates the far-reaching implications of that mobility for women and considers how it informs our understanding of gender in the early modern world.

 

Renaissance Vegetarianism

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:36am
Andrea Crow / Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019 - Toronto

Panel - Renaissance Vegetarianism

The study of early modern food has blossomed in recent years. As scholars have parsed the politics of changing dining practices, the role of recipes in intellectual history, and the growing perception of food ethics as inextricable from social identity, dietary beliefs and habits have begun to be seen as central to early modern studies. One of the most striking dietary trends that spread across Europe in this period, however, remains underexamined: the rise of vegetarianism.

7th Annual Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:59am
Othello's Island 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

7th Annual Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature Conference - Othello's Island 2019 - Nicosia, Cyprus​

Othello's Island is a gathering of researchers from all over the world, interested in the work of Shakespeare and other writers from the renaissance and early modern periods and their legacies. Staged as part of the wider annual Othello's Island Conference on Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, now in its seventh year, the event is an opportunity to hear and discuss interesting new research by academics and research students, in one of the key settings of the renaissance world, the capital of the Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus, Nicosia.

3rd Annual Early Modern Women Writers' Colloquium 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:16am
Othello's Island
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Third Annual Early Modern Women Writers' Colloquium (2019)

A collaboration between Othello's Island 2019, the International Margaret Cavendish Society, the University of Cyprus, Northern Arizona University, the University of Sheffield and the Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Cyprus

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