The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.
We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
Special Section on Soviet and Post-Soviet Shakespeares in The Shakespearean International Yearbook (2019)
We invite contributions for a special section on Soviet and post-Soviet engagements with Shakespearean drama and Shakespeare as a culturally significant figure. We are particularly interested in ideologically influenced performance, translation, literary adaptation, and scholarship. Papers might focus on how Soviet approaches to Shakespeare were influenced by the evolution of cultural policies from 1917 to 1991, or examine treatments of Shakespeare in post-Soviet states from 1991 until the present. Contributors are also encouraged to consider Soviet and post-Soviet Shakespeare in languages other than Russian.
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union constitutes the most momentous separation of British-European political culture since the Protestant Reformation. As scholarly and public interest in ideas of British political identity continues to sharpen, this conference explores themes of division and devolution in drama written at the dawn of the British Empire. Looking to Britain’s uncertain future by learning about its past can tell us much about how literature responds to drastic political change, not least in terms of the territories (real and imagined) with which it is invested. Recent events across the Atlantic also point to the complex dis/unities of political leadership, religion, and physical spaces.
WOODEN O SYMPOSIUM • SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY • AUGUST 7–9, 2017
Cedar City, Utah, USA
The Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary conference exploring Medieval through Early Modern Studies, through the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to submit papers that offer insights and new ideas springing from the era of William Shakespeare.
The symposium is hosted by Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Conference attendees will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research, text, and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western United States.
War, Disability, and Embodiment
November 3-5 2017 Denver, Colorado
International Conference : « The Senses and the Construction of Gender (XVIth - XVIIIth Century) »
30-31 March 2018
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 / Université Versailles-Saint-Quentin (France)
MLA 2018: Recognition and Identity in Early Modern English Drama How do dress, voice, actions, etc cause a character to be "recognized" (or not recognized) as him/herself or as another in early modern English drama? Is the "recognition" of a character equal to a character's "identity"? How do reading and misreading shape our understanding of the connection between a character's individual "identity" and who he is perceived to be? How is identity and/or recognition read or understood on the early modern English stage? Please submit 250-word abstracts to email@example.com by Friday, March 10th, 2017. Thanks!
Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah houses an important collection of political pamphlets printed in France during the period of the Religious Wars (1550) through the reign of Louis XIII (1643). A description of the holdings and an annotated bibliography of the pamphlets can be found online here: https://lib.byu.edu/collections/french-political-pamphlets/
The 11th Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
20-21 October 2017
Abstract Submission Extended to February 15th
Imagination and Representation: Descriptions of Arcadia from Antiquity to Pre-Modernity