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.
Call for Papers
The Humanities and Social Sciences Fund Conference on
“Imagining the Renaissance / Defining the Jews”
Jerusalem, January 12-15 2020
The National Library of Israel
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: New submission deadline July 7, 2019
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
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Picaro and Picaresque Fiction (Panel)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
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.
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
“The surface is where most of the action is.”
--James Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception
NeMLA 51st Annual Convention, March 5-8, 2020
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:
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.