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Reprobate Humanisms in Early Modern England

updated: 
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 3:27pm
Daniel R. Gibbons, Catholic University of America; Ben Beier, Washburn University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

**REMINDER**

A Woman Well Reputed? Porcia/Portia from Antiquity to the Renaissance

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cato’s daughter; Brutus’ wife.  This panel will consider the figure of Porcia in the Renaissance, where she is to be found in a wide range of cultures and genres.  From the earliest accounts, Porcia has been something of a a paradox: heroic and vulnerable; the masculine soul who is also the devoted wife.   No woman in history can have passed into legend more closely defined by her menfolk; let’s give her some room of her own.

 

Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

 

National traditions (eg. Spanish lyrical Porcias; French tragic Porcias)

Exemplary Porcias

Porcia in the visual arts

Female suicide: strength or weakness?

Gender transgression

ANAFORA journal – Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:26am
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Anafora, an international journal published by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, invites contributions for the upcoming volume. 

English and Italian Hybridity

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
Michael Saenger / Sergio Costola
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

English and Italian Hybridity

CFP for Renaissance Society of America, March 30-April 1, 2017, Chicago, IL.

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
MEARCSTAPA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

SEMA 2016 Proposal

 

Call for Papers for SEMA 2016

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages

 

People and creatures perceived as monstrous or wondrous are often put on display for profit or exploitation. At times, this exhibitionism presents itself as “education.” What has popularly been called the “freak show” achieved its height via the emergence of working class entertainments that transformed visual cultures in the nineteenth century, as exemplified in P.T. Barnum’s circus and its sideshows, but also including innovations such as the stereoscope and the panorama, which prepared the rise of cinema and, later, television.

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 15-17, 2016 (Undergrad) (proposals by July 15, 2016)

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:57am
University of Virginia's College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

The University of Virginia's College at Wise’s Medieval-Renaissance Conference is pleased to accept abstracts for our thirtieth conference.  The conference is an open event that promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies.  Papers by undergraduates covering any area of medieval and renaissance studies—including literature, language, history, philosophy, science, pedagogy, and the arts—are welcome.  Abstracts for papers should be around 300 words in length and should be accompanied by a brief letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor (the latter can be mailed or emailed separately).  A branch campus of the University of Virginia, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a public four-year liberal arts c

Shakespeare's Ashes

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:53am
Supriya Chaudhuri/ Shakespeare Society of India
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Shakespeare’s Ashes

An International Conference, organized by the Shakespeare Society of India

New Delhi, October 21st-22nd, 2016

 

Witchcraft & Catholicism in the Early Modern Period

updated: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 10:11am
Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association at the RSA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

This panel seeks proposals which address works (artistic, literary, historical, etc.) at the intersection of Catholicism and witchcraft (demons, devils, witches, magic, etc.) between 1500 and 1700 in England and/or Continental Europe. Of particular interest are works which link witchcraft and Catholicism; critique governmental or religious responses to witchcraft and/or Catholicism; and/or representations in literature or drama which compare witchcraft and/or Catholicism.

Unreasonable, Speculative, Fantastic: Women’s Parapolitical Creativity During the English Civil Wars (RSA 2017)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 6:32am
Jantina Ellens, McMaster University; Chantelle Thauvette, Siena College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2016

This panel proposes to explore English Civil War writing outside of its traditionally historical and male-focused frames. Research by Diane Purkiss, Mihoko Suzuki, and Susan Wiseman draws attention to gendered ways of understanding history and politics in the literatures of the Civil Wars, but there remain many more “areas of excess and gaps and silences where unreason flourishes” (Purkiss 4) that have yet to be explored.  

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