International Congress of Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo 2020
What can we learn from unexceptional texts and artifacts in the Middle Ages? How can we critically assess the metrics by which we evaluate quality? How can medieval studies reconcile, or recover from, the history of Orientalism in its estimation of non-European medieval traditions? This panel builds on conversations during the 2019 Medievalists @ Penn Conference on Mediocrity (https://middling-ages.tumblr.com), which we seek to carry in more explicitly transcultural directions.
Special Issue of Multicultural Shakespeare: Shakespeare, Blackface, and Performance: A Global Exploration,
Ed. Coen Heijes and Ayanna Thompson.
DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2020
PUBLICATION: AUTUMN 2020
More details here: https://acmrs.asu.edu/multiculturalshakespeare?fbclid=IwAR2JU0ixuEQhi0MG...
Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst, February 22, 2020
What are the ecological affordances of thinking with the medieval and early modern past? How can the environmental humanities inspire eco-mimetic modes of thinking and writing? This think-tank conference invites research-in-progress that parses the entanglements of nature and culture, the human and the nonhuman, the material and the metaphysical, to explore how medieval and early modern ecocritical scholarship might speak directly to contemporary political and social concerns.
The conference will include three panels, grouped thematically according to distinct modes of ecological entanglement:
Call for Papers
SEDERI welcomes articles, notes and reviews for its next issue (nº 30) to be published in Autumn 2020.
SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on Early Modern English Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external readers, following a double-blind policy. It is published in paper and online, in open-access.
Quality Assessment and Indexing
Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, 2-4 April 2020
Early Modern Resilience and Resistance: Deadline July 29th, 2019
Session Title: Performing Medieval Drama in the 21st Century (A Panel Discussion) at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (2020)
Organizer: Kyle A. Thomas (Missouri State University)
Sponsered by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)
The theater has always been a place to push boundaries and explore the borders of what is accepted in society. The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society invites abstracts for the 2020 Leeds International Medieval Congress on “Borders” to be delivered in a session about crossing different types of borders—be they geographic or social—within the context of drama and performance in the medieval and Renaissance periods.
Topics can include but are not limited to:
What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?
This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature.