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CFP: Early Modern Transatlantic (3/10/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Joyce MacDonald

I am soliciting abstracts for a planned special session submission for
the 2006 Modern Language Association convention in Philadelphia, Dec.
The subject, "The Early Modern Transatlantic," reflects the growing
recognition in both American and European literary studies that
cultures on both sides of the Atlantic between roughly 1580 and 1800
were profoundly shaped by the effects of contact and colonization. To
what degree do both Europe and America come to see themselves in
international terms in this period? How do Europeans as well as early
Americans begin to understand themselves as world citizens? How can we
understand local political, economic, or literary events in

CFP: Spanish Literature Before 1700: Cervantes and Religions (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 4:43pm
Imperiale, Louis

            CFP: SAMLA: SPANISH LITERATURE BEFORE 1700 (3/1; SAMLA, 11/10-11/12)

The Spanish Literature Before 1700 section at SAMLA seeks papers on "Cervantes and Religions".


A full range of approaches to and perspectives on the topic is encouraged.


Please send 200-250 word proposals for 20-minute papers to



Department of Foreign Languages & Literature

University of Missouri-Kansas City

5100 Rockhill Road

Kansas City, MO 64110-2499


OR email to by 1 March 2006


In order for the proposal to be considered, include the following information:


CFP: Shakespeare and the Cultures of Childhood, 1807-2007 (1/31/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:05pm
Kate Chedgzoy

2007 sees the two-hundredth anniversary of the first publication of two
books that have played distinctively significant roles in the mediation
of Shakespeare for children, and the reception of his works by them:
Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, and Henrietta Bowdler's
The Family Shakespeare (revised by her brother Thomas a decade later).
As guest-editors of a cluster of essays in the December 2006 issue of
the new Routledge journal Shakespeare, we wish to take this anniversary
as an opportunity to reflect on some of the meanings and consequences of
Shakespeare's global travels through the cultures of childhood over the
last two hundred years.

CFP: Early Modern Histories (grad) (2/15/06; 5/5/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:04pm

Columbia Early Modern Colloquium Spring Conference - "Early Modern
Keynote Speaker: Annabel Patterson


The Columbia Early Modern Colloquium invites abstracts for its
inaugural graduate student conference entitled "Early Modern
Histories", to be held on 5 May 2006 in New York City.

We encourage submissions from a variety of disciplines, with a
special interest in work of an interdisciplinary nature. Possible
paper topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

UPDATE: Power and Image in Early Modern Europe (grad) (1/15/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 7:11pm
Jessica Leigh Goethals

Please note that in order to avoid a conflict with the annual
conference of the Renaissance Society of America, the date for the New
York University graduate student conference, "Power and Image in Early
Modern Europe", has been changed to April 7-8, 2006.

NYU is pleased to announce, however, Deanna Shemek of the University
of California, Santa Cruz, will be delivering the keynote speech.

Please find the current information for the conference posted below.

Kind regards,

Valerie McGuire
Gaoheng Zhang
Jessica Goethals


NYU Call for Papers:

Power and Image in Early Modern Europe

UPDATE: Rethinking Ephemera 1550-1800 (2/1/06; collection)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:09pm
Joshua B. Fisher

Updated Call for Submissions
Rethinking Ephemera 1550-1800: From Scholarship to Classroom

Seeking three or four additional proposals for a volume tentatively entitled
Rethinking Ephemera 1550-1800: From Scholarship to Classroom. The editors
are looking for 5-6,000 word essays preferably on Restoration or Eighteenth
century topics although essay proposals on the early modern period will be
considered as well.

By presenting a wide range of definitions and theoretical perspectives as
well as a variety of pedagogical strategies and approaches for teaching and
exploring notions of early modern through eighteenth-century ephemera,
contributors will seek to address the following kinds of questions.

CFP: English Renaissance Lit (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:09pm
Cynthia S. Williams

Call for paper proposals for:

English Renaissance Literature, an affiliate session at the annual meeting of
the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

October 12-14, 2006
Tucson, Arizona
Doubletree Resort Hotel at Reid Park

Papers on any aspect of early modern British literature or culture are welcome.

You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you must become
a member by April 1, 2006 to be included in the program.

Send one-page proposals by March 1, 2006 either by Word attachment with RMMLA
in subject line or by mail to:

Cynthia Schoolar Williams
Department of English
Tufts University
Medford MA 02155

CFP: Milton and Paradise Lost (1/6/06; 2/24/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 2:15pm
Donna M. Souder

A Symposium in Rhetoric: "Milton's Paradise Lost"

Open to Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars


The Federation Rhetoric Committee of the Federation of North Texas Area


Texas Woman's University - Denton, Texas

Where: ACT Bldg. 2nd Floor

When: February 24, 2006


We are seeking proposals for papers addressing the scholarship and life of
John Milton, specifically his epic poem, Paradise Lost and its applications
to today's world. In what ways is Paradise Lost beneficial to today's
scholar? What current issues can benefit from the study of PL or Milton? How
could Milton's work be taught to the modern student? Issues could include: