"Confessions": postmedieval 11, no. 2
University College London's Department of English is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference 'SYNAESTHESIA', to be held on Friday 14th June 2019. We welcome proposals from Masters students, PhD students and recent graduates working in all literary periods on the theme of synaesthesia. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of literature and sensory perception. What is the relationship between literature and the senses? What kinds of unorthodox sensory experience can texts yield? How does written and oral language render or disturb the categories of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch?
Sponsored by the Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, the UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies. This year's conference begins on Thursday, Sept. 26, and concudes on Saturday, Sept.
The Language of Truth on the Early Modern Stage
Soliciting papers for a paper session at SAMLA in Atlanta, GA, Nov 8-10, 2019. This session will respond to the conference theme of “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships” by addressing the language of truth on the early modern stage. How do characters identify and categorize “truth”? What is “truth,” how does one identify it, and what value is ascribed to it? The panel welcomes a variety of approaches to the topic. Please send title, abstract (350 words max), and abbreviated cv by April 19, 2019 to Dr. Katie Kalpin Smith at: email@example.com.
MLA 2020 / Seattle WA, January 9-12, 2020 21st-Century Donne This panel invites proposals concerning the continued engagement with Donne in the contemporary moment. Any perspective considered, including comparative studies and research or pedagogical methodology. 300-word abstract and brief CV. Deadline for submissions: March 20, 2019Kimberly Johnson, Brigham Young University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty
Edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre
The Editors have been delighted at the proposals we have received thus far, and hope that more will come in before the 1 May 2019 deadline.
With fewer than 2 months to go, however, we have decided to issue a revised Call for Contributors to advertise the consorts that we have received no abstracts for.
So, while we are keen to hear from prospective authors on any consort, we are especially looking for submissions on:
Norman to Early Plantagenet Consorts
“Strange Habits”: Clothes, climes, and the environment in Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Organized bySophie Chiari (Université Clermont Auvergne) andAnne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Institut Universitaire de France, Université Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle)
14-16 May 2020
Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA)
For this year's Sixteenth Century Conference, to be held from 17-20 October in St. Louis, Missouri, the International Spenser Society will sponsor a panel on "Angry Spenser". Affect studies are all the rage at present, and the affect of rage is everywhere in Spenser's work. From The Faerie Queene's personifications and allegorical figures (Furor, Pyrochles, Atin) to the bitter satire of "Mother Hubberd's Tale" to the ostensible counsel of A View of the Present State of Ireland, Spenser's poetry not only explores the state, causes, and consequences of rage and wrath of all kinds but is frequently laced with anger.
(MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)
What can/should be the role of the premodern in the transhistorical history of race? Chaucer/Shakespeare’s entanglements in the history of racialization; the history of race before race. Please submit 250-word abstracts of roundtable-length papers by March 1st to email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.