English Long Distance Trade, 1550-1700
CALL FOR PAPERS: "Shakespearean Performance and the Still Image"
Shakespeare Bulletin seeks essays for a special issue dedicated to
the Shakespearean still image, broadly defined. In accordance with
SB's performance-focused interest in theatre history, contemporary
performance, and film, we seek a range of articles that take
divergent approaches to stillness and the still in relation to
performance: performance-related woodcuts or drawings; stillness and
stasis in theatrical performance or film ("frozen" moments;
tableaux); the photographic still in theatre or film.
CALL FOR PAPERS
(with apologies for cross posting)
Papers are invited for the fourth annual conference of the Centre for
Research in Renaissance Studies, Roehampton University, London SW15 5PH on
22 October 2005. The conference theme is 'Renaissance Lives'.
Dr David Starkey will give the Turner Lecture in Renaissance Studies
Invited speakers will include Tom Healy (Professor of Renaissance Studies,
Birkbeck University of London), Kate McLuskie (Director, The Shakespeare
Institute, Stratford-upon- Avon), and Marion Wynne-Davies (Reader in
English, Dundee University).
Proposed Panel: Renaissance Girls
Renaissance Society of America Conference
San Francisco, March 23-26, 2006
We are looking for one paper that addresses the topic of Renaissance
girls for a proposed panel at the 2006 Renaissance Society of America
Conference. Proposals are welcome from all disciplines and need not be
limited to England.
The panel aims to bring together the emerging field of Girls Studies with
the burgeoning scholary interest in Renaissance childhood. What was the
place of female children in Renaissance culture and society? How were
they represented in literature, drama, and art? And how did girlhood
compare to boyhood?
Call for Paper Proposals for Proposed Panel "Gender, Sexuality and Time in
Renaissance England" at the Renaissance Society of America's 2006 meeting in
Recently, feminist and queer theorists have attempted to reconsider the
politics of time. Most of these critical interventions, however, have been based
in 19th and 20th-century understandings of time. This panel will consider
intersections of gender, sexuality and time in 16th and 17th-century England
in an effort to add an early modern perspective to some of these discussions.
Papers on particular texts, authors and genres, as well as broader
explorations of temporal and historical thinking and practices are all welcome.
For the Renaissance Society of America Conference in San Francisco (March 23-25, 2006).
This panel seeks to re-examine literary representations of revenge in early
modern culture. Papers are welcomed from across genres, countries, languages,
and disciplinary/theoretical approaches.
Much scholarly attention has been given to the mimetic function of revenge and
the authorizing narratives used to justify (or proscribe) vengeance.
Reevaluation of these issues is certainly welcomed. However, this panel seeks
to open the field of inquiry even further.
Topics for consideration may include, for example, the following:
MONTAIGNE AND THE ETHOS
-French Panel for the RSA 2006 Annual Meeting in San Francisco
-Panel Chair: Professor Mary McKinley, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
-Panel Organizer: Corinne Noirot, Rutgers University in New Brunswick (Goucher College in 2006)
-Please send lectronic submissions – pasted in the body of the email or as Word attachments - to
-Deadline for receipt of 150 word abstract (in French or English) with name, email, affiliation and AV needs:
May 16, 2005.
THE ROMANIAN ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
Str. Pitar Mos 7-11, Bucharest 70151
Call for Papers
The 2006 RAAS Conference
NEW/OLD WORLDS. SPACES OF TRANSITION
Bucharest, 2nd - 3rd of February 2006
The Romanian Association for American Studies
The Romanian - U.S. Fulbright Commission
The concept of the New World, operative from the period of Renaissance
explorations, contains a particularly rich cluster of concepts which still
shape Euro-American perceptions today. The New World - and, by implication,
an Old World opposing it - comprehends multiple registers in both theory
Call for Papers
Shakespeare and the Irish Writer (IRL) (2/24-25/06)
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
DECOLONIZING THE PAST: RENAISSANCE HUMANISM BEYOND WESTERN EUROPE
This panel calls for a reevaluation of Renaissance humanism, long considered
a hallmark of Western social and intellectual development. Searching the
interstices of Renaissance humanism suggests its complicity with Western
European colonization, not only of physical spaces but also of cultural and
linguistic domains. An example of humanism's continuing colonizations is
the definition of what constitutes the center of Europe and what is
considered its margins. The consequences of this definition include our
perception of a Europe split on an East/West axis, and the fact that what we