category: renaissance

Eating Otherwise: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Food and Culture. 28th February - 1st March 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University (UK), Department of English and Creative Writing
contact email: 
eatingotherwise.conference@gmail.com

We are pleased to invite 250 word abstract proposals for papers or panels for the two-day interdisciplinary symposium on food and culture titled 'Eating Otherwise'.

Evil Incarnate: Manifestations of Villains and Villainy

full name / name of organization: 
Case Western Reserve University
contact email: 
evilincarnate@case.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS: Evil Incarnate: Manifestations of Villains and Villainy Publication

CFP (ASECS 2015, 19-22 March, Los Angeles): "The Legacy of French Women Writers in the English Long Eighteenth Century

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Horejsi
contact email: 
nicole.horejsi@gmail.com

“Legacy of French Women Writers in the English Long Eighteenth Century,” Nicole Horejsi, Dept.

UPDATED: Medieval Drama: Expanding the Canon--Period, Performance, and Pedagogy

full name / name of organization: 
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)
contact email: 
cameronhuntmcnabb@gmail.com and fnapolitano@radford.edu

Because of the resurgence of medieval drama scholarship, 2015 is a fitting point at which to reassess our notions of a “medieval drama canon.” Recent work has shown that medieval drama, like medie

Melusine’s Footprint: Tracing the Legacy of a Medieval Myth

full name / name of organization: 
Misty Urban
contact email: 
mru4@cornell.edu

Matriarch, monster, muse, and myth: While the late 14th c French prose romance by Jean d’Arras arguably remains the earliest and most-translated version of the story of Melusine—in which he envisi

CFP: UC Berkeley Graduate Student Conference "Leaps of Faith" Deadline: 09/15/14

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley
contact email: 
ucbleapsoffaith@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Deadline September 15, 2014

Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought

Hosted by The Department of Comparative Literature

ANZAMEMS 10th Biennial Conference 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
contact email: 
anzamems2015@uq.edu.au

Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
10th Biennial Conference
The University of Queensland
14-18 July 2015

[UPDATE] Extended deadline: The Banalization of War (submissions due December 30, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
contact email: 
collit@wcupa.edu

CFP: JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE: THE BANALIZATION OF WAR
Issue editors: Graham MacPhee and Angela Naimou

War both establishes and destabilizes the fundamental distinctions between civilian and combatant, compatriot and alien, and the lawful and the illegitimate. Yet arguably there is another set of distinctions whose fragility has been exposed by the new modes of military violence emerging post–9/11, namely that between emergency and routine, crisis and continuity, the spectacular and the prosaic, the extraordinary and the banal. Military violence, traditionally justifiable only as the temporary suspension of the norms of civility in a state of exception, seems to be becoming increasingly routine and everyday

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre (Augsburg, Germany, Oct 1-3, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Augsburg, Germany
contact email: 
timo.mueller@phil.uni-augsburg.de

Call for Papers

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015

Teaching the Fabliau Tradition to Undergraduates (50th Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Stefanie Goyette / Société Fabléors
contact email: 
stefaniegoyette@gmail.com

Teaching the Fabliau Tradition to Undergraduates

Food and Sustainability: Towards a Culinary Ecology

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
molly_hall@my.uri.edu

Interest in the fields of food and sustainability studies within the humanities is rapidly growing, in part due to their ability to investigate our perceived relationship with ecology.

Adaptation Section of the 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference in New Orleans, April 1-4

full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 
gjellenik@uca.edu

Adaptation and Intertextuality

Medieval Drama: Expanding the Canon--Period, Performance, and Pedagogy

full name / name of organization: 
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)
contact email: 
cameronhuntmcnabb@gmail.com and fnapolitano@radford.edu

Because of the resurgence of medieval drama scholarship, 2015 is a fitting point at which to reassess our notions of a “medieval drama canon.” Recent work has shown that medieval drama, like medi

Roundtable on Perspectives in Historicist Pedagogy • NeMLA Convention (April 30-May 3, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dujardin@queensu.ca

How has the historicist turn in literary studies changed undergraduate teaching? What do historicist and/or materialist scholars teach, how, and with (or without) what kinds of materials?

Recharting Penn’s Woods: The Early American Mid-Atlantic (July 18-21, 2015 Chicago IL)

full name / name of organization: 
Society of Early Americanists/Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu

Recharting Penn’s Woods: The Early American Mid-Atlantic

[Reminder] The Line that Lies Within: Form and Poetics in the Pricke of Conscience (Kalamazoo, May 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
MARS (Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Purdue)
contact email: 
sfdh@purdue.edu

The Line that Lies Within: Form and Poetics in the Pricke of Conscience

College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Graham MacPhee / College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies
contact email: 
collit@wcupa.edu

College Literature is an international, peer-reviewed academic journal published in partnership with Johns Hopkins University Press. CL is dedicated to publishing high quality, original, and innovative scholarly research from across the discipline of literary studies. The journal is currently considering manuscripts for publication in our general issues forthcoming in 2015 (Volume 42).

NeMLA 2015: Unexpected Affect in Shakespearean Drama

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
erin.weinberg@queensu.ca

This panel will explore the ways in which Shakespearean drama delivers emotional intensity (passions, affectations, embodiment, etc.) in unexpected places.

Lydgate and London at Kalamazoo 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Lydgate Society
contact email: 
lydgatesociety@gmail.com

The session proposes to trace Lydgate's importance as a poet of the city.

TALKING BODIES: IDENTITY, SEXUALITY, REPRESENTATION

full name / name of organization: 
The Talking Bodies Project, incorporating Talking Minds
contact email: 
talkingbodies@chester.ac.uk

HOST: Dr Emma L. E. Rees, the Department of English, University of Chester, UK

DATES: 31st March – 2nd April 2015

VENUE: The University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, CH1 4BJ, UK

Cross-cultural Studies Call for Papers Vol. 1, No.12 (Deadline: September 15th, 2014.)

full name / name of organization: 
The Center for Cross-cultural Studies (CFCS), NCCU
contact email: 
cfcs@nccu.edu.tw & cfcsjournal@gmail.com

Cross-cultural Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal published by Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, and has been indexed in the THCI (T

California State University Shakespeare Symposium (April 30th-May 1st, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Stanislaus
contact email: 
shakespeare@csustan.edu

The symposium committee invites proposals for papers and presentations on any aspect of the works of William Shakespeare.

[UPDATE] Teaching College Literature (ongoing)

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Pigeon, Teaching College Literature (TCL)
contact email: 
rpigeon@csusb.edu

Have you taught a terrific literature class recently? Contributions are solicited for Teaching College Literature, a web resource focused on teaching English literature at the college/university level.

Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre (Augsburg, Germany, Oct 1-3, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Augsburg, Germany
contact email: 
timo.mueller@phil.uni-augsburg.de



Poem Unlimited: New Perspectives on Poetry and Genre
International Conference, Augsburg, October 1-3, 2015

CFP: Poetry and the Unfinished (abstracts due 9/30/2014)

full name / name of organization: 
2015 NeMLA-Toronto, 4/30/15-5/3/15
contact email: 
jessica.erin.devos@gmail.com

We are seeking papers that explore the hermeneutic challenges and opportunities of studying poetry that is unfinished, unauthorized, or in some other way insufficient and not considered worthy of crit

Ivory Towers and Grain Silos: Place, Privilege, and Power October 24-25, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization and Sigma Tau Delta, Western Illinois University
contact email: 
ego@wiu.edu

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta chapter of Western Illinois University is currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate

Thinking Verse vol. 5: Call for Papers: Intonation

full name / name of organization: 
Thinking Verse
contact email: 
thinkingverse@gmail.com

Thinking Verse vol. 5: Call for Papers: Intonation
Co-editors: Natalie Gerber and David Nowell Smith

Editing the Future of the Middle Ages: Some Speculative Emendations

full name / name of organization: 
The Medieval Colloquium at The University of Virginia
contact email: 
zes9bx@virginia.edu

Emendation has become a dirty word in the study of medieval texts.

SURVIVAL: University of Toronto Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature, March 12-March 15, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
contact email: 
conference.complit@utoronto.ca

Keynote Addresses: Professor Christopher Fynsk (University of Aberdeen) and Professor Elizabeth Rottenberg (DePaul University)

Anthology of essays on A Midsummer Night’s Dream

full name / name of organization: 
The Early Modern Project
contact email: 
literarymatters@yandex.com

This is a call for an anthology of essays on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Topics may include:

• A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Vedanta.
• A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Carl Jung.

Anthology of essays on Hamlet

full name / name of organization: 
The Early Modern Project
contact email: 
literarymatters@yandex.com

This is a call for an anthology of essays on Hamlet.

Topics may include the following:

• Hamlet and paganism, including Wicca.
• Hamlet and Christian theologies.

Essay collection “Performing the Family Dream House” (abstracts due October 1st, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Jill Stevenson
contact email: 
dreamhouseanthology@gmail.com

Call for contributors to essay collection Performing the Family Dream House: Space, Ritual, and Images of Home, eds.

NEMLA 2015: Cities Afloat

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
laura.whitebell@rochester.edu or lisa.vandenbossche@rochester.edu

NEMLA 2015: CITIES AFLOAT

46th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 30-May 3, 2015
Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by Ryerson University

Chaucer and Italian Poetics (NEMLA 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
leah.schwebel@gmail.com and kara.gaston@utoronto.ca

Chaucer and Italian Poetics

Domestic Drama and Political Culture in Early Modern England

full name / name of organization: 
Eoin Price (The Shakespeare Institute) and Iman Sheeha (University of Warwick)
contact email: 
e.p.price@bham.ac.uk

In the early modern period, the household was commonly perceived as analogical to the state, the head of the household, a king, the servants, his subjects: “An houshold,” John Dod and Robert Cleav

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