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NeMLA 2020 Panel: Social and Self-identity in the Early Modern Spanish Picaresque Updated 8/29/2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 10:12am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Early Modern Spain witnessed the birth of the literary and culturally significant picaresque genre with protagonists that existed in liminal spaces that allowed society to fashion them and in turn these pícaros to refashion themselves. Through autobiographies, letters and dialogues, they became manifested not only as beggars, buffoons, thieves, card sharks and prostitutes, but also as animals, actors, rich runaways and academics. This panel seeks papers in English or Spanish that examine how society fashions the picaresque genre’s protagonists and/or how pícaros shape themselves.

"How to Win Students and Influence Colleagues; Innovative Teaching in the Medieval and Early Modern Classroom" (TEMA 2019, Roundtable)

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:11am
Lauren "Lola" Watson / Texas Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We are seeking proposals for a roundtable on innovative ways to engage students in medieval and/or early modern studies.  This roundtable is intended to be a time for sharing ideas and discussing effective approaches to teaching medieval and early modern content.  We are particularly interested in presentations which showcase specific lessons, activities, and methods that participants have found fruitful, have resulted in especially productive class meetings, or compelling student work.  We invite proposals for short (8-10-minute) presentations.  Presentations related to teaching courses in all disciplines are welcome.  Relevant topics might include (but are not limited to):

UPDATE: 2019 MAPACA Medeival and Renaissance

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:47pm
Diana Vecchio/ Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019

UPDATE: New submission deadline July 7, 2019


Pittsburgh, PA

November 7-9, 2019


Medieval & Renaissance


The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:

-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends, Norse Mythology, Shakespeare

The Picaro and Picaresque Fiction

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:13pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Picaro and Picaresque Fiction (Panel)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Deadline Extended SHARP @ RSA 2020

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:33am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 12, 2019

Call for Papers: SHARP @ RSA 2020

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor up to four panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA on 2-4 April, 2020. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital remediation. We plan to sponsor at least two panels under the banner “New Voices in Book History,” so we welcome applications from participants new to RSA or SHARP, especially early career researchers.

Afterlives: Reinvention, Reception, and Reproduction

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:53am
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at CSU Long Beach and Forest Lawn Museum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

REMINDER: Deadline Approaching July 15, 2019

Afterlives: Reinvention, Reception, and Reproduction

November 9, 2019

Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205

Call for Papers

Reading Surfaces in Early Modern England

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:21pm
Alex MacConochie, Megan Bowman/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“The surface is where most of the action is.”

--James Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception


NeMLA: French Religious Spaces, Rhetoric, and Identity: 1534-1790

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:39pm
Janée Allsman, University of Colorado Boulder
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 51st Annual Convention, March 5-8, 2020

Boston, Massachusetts
Marriott Copley Place


French Religious Spaces, Rhetoric, and Identity: 1534-1790


How did religious spaces and their regulation in France between 1534 and 1790 shape religious rhetoric and identities? How did the legacies or privation of these spaces inform or define the identities of French missionaries in the colonies, or of French-speaking religious communities in exile? What was the relationship between private and public spaces and religious identities?

Suggested topics may include:

Teaching and Engaging Shakespeare in the Classroom (NeMLA 2020, roundtable)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:01pm
John F. Maune / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

More than 400 years after his death Shakespeare is still taught in western universities and throughout the world. The number of published books related to his works as well as similarly devoted scholarly conferences seem to increase yearly. This means that what and how to approach teaching Shakespeare is not stagnant as might be imagined, but rather is expanding. The number of plays attributed to Shakespeare have seen some fluctuations, but the theory and scholarly research applied to pinch and prod his works continue to produce new stimulating insights. This gives the teacher more options on what to include in their lessons and by necessity, what to exclude. It is no easy choice deciding what to focus on in the classroom.