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RSA 2019: Transforming Bodies in Early Modern Drama (July 16th, 2018)

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:39pm
Christina M. Squitieri / New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019: 17–19 March 2019, Toronto, Canada

Transforming Bodies in Early Modern Drama

**This is a guaranteed session**

Origins and Assemblages of the "Modern;" Shakespeare and the Gothic Imagination

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:32am
Lucian Ghita (Clemson University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Writing in 1800, the Marquis de Sade claimed that the Gothic was the inevitable product of the revolutionary tremors felt throughout Europe. In revealing the proximity between poetic and political terror, the Gothic became the inescapable condition and symptom of modernity itself. The rise of the Gothic in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe is closely bound up with the discovery of Shakespeare as a "modern dramatist" by Hegel and, later, Marx. Like the Gothic, Shakespeare's plays had a propensity for exploring the "dark underbelly" of the new modern world. This seminar explores the mutually constitutive relationship between "Shakespeare" and "the Gothic," viewed as cultural catalysts for modernity and modern creativity.

RSA Panel: The Female Body as Text in Renaissance Literature

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Allison Collins, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

As the Renaissance saw a rise in female literacy and texts addressed to women readers, the relationship between gender and genre was foregrounded in debates about the appropriate texts for women to read – or if it was appropriate for women to read at all.  These conversations particularly centered on the genre of romance, simultaneously a genre classed as feminine and a genre deemed morally inappropriate for women to read. While these debates raged outside literary texts, within the texts themselves, we see women reading and women as objects to be read – both by the reader of the text and by other characters within the text. How does the female body serve as a text within a text?

Shakespeare and Related Topics

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:20am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

PAMLA 116th Annual Conference-Bellingham, WA
Nov 9-11, 2018
Western Washington University

Shakespeare and Related Topics

We are seeking proposals focusing on Shakespeare and his time, Shakespeare and/or his peers, the influence of Shakespeare on later works of literature, adaptations of Shakespeare, and other proposals that touch on any aspect of Shakespeare and related topics. As a standing session we welcome paper proposals on a wide variety of topics; however, papers that address the conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages" in relation to Shakespeare are particularly welcome.

Open (accepting submissions until June 27)

Early Modern English Literature

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:38am
Aletria: Revista de Estudos de Literatura is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal, sponsored by the Graduate Program in Literary Studies of the School of Letters of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) since 1993.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018


Call for paper: Aletria v. 28, n.3 (2018) – Early Modern English Literature

Early modern English authors (c. 1453-1789) wrote in a period of unprecedented national and international political, cultural, social, religious, and scientific changes. Literature in English across a range of traditional and alternative genres reflected, resisted, and redefined these developments. We invite papers that identify and analyse the many forms of evidence of the literary engagement with transformative issues, events, and axes within and outside of the British Isles.

Editors of the number: Elizabeth Sauer (Brock University, Canada) and Luiz Fernando Ferreira Sá (UFMG)

Books and Bodies in Early Modern England - RSA 2019

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 12:52pm
Jillian Linster (University of South Dakota) and Harry Newman (Royal Holloway, University of London)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Books and Bodies in Early Modern England

Organizers: Jillian Linster (University of South Dakota) and Harry Newman (Royal Holloway, University of London)

For a proposed panel at RSA 2019 (Toronto, March 17-19)

Religious Figures in Post-Reformation English Literature

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 8:53am
Joshua Phillips/University of Memphis
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 27, 2018

Religious Figures in Post-Reformation English Literature

For a proposed panel at RSA 2019 (Toronto, 17 -19 March) 

Printers, Their Social Networks, and the Public Sphere.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:37am
RSA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

For a proposed panel at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America 2019 (Toronto, 17 -19 March): I am seeking papers on early modern printers. Our modern sense of publishers as (more often than not) merely profiting from the creative agency of authors obscures the meaningful role early printers had in cultural production, politics (conservative and radical), the reception of major works, and the establishment of a public sphere. Printers sometimes simply sought sales, but they also often specialized and promoted particular agendas.