category: renaissance

Capturing Witches: Histories, Stories, Images. 400 years after the Lancashire Witches

full name / name of organization: 
Lancaster University, UK
contact email: 
capturingwitches@lancaster.ac.uk

In 2012, a year-long programme of events in Lancaster and the surrounding area will mark the 400th anniversary of the trial and execution of the first group of Lancashire Witches.

1st Global Conference: Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
story1@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative

Sunday 13th May – Tuesday 15th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

9th Global Conference: War and Peace (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
wvw9@inter-disciplinary.net

9th Global Conference
War and Peace

Saturday 19th May – Monday 21st May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
sdefconference@ec.ac.uk

June 15-16, 2012

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen
George Washington University,
Washington, DC, USA

Dr. Peter Hutchings
Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Power of Fables / Folktales - November 4-6, 2011[update]

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2011 Conference - South Atlantic Modern Language Association - November 4-6, 2011 in Atlanta, GA
contact email: 
madrien@wittenberg.edu

This special session seeks papers that will explore “Power of Fables / Folktales”. Abstracts from Graduate students are also encouraged.

Monsters: Subject, Object, Abject, 12-13 April 2012 (Deadline for abstracts 1 Jan 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Hannah Priest/Hic Dragones
contact email: 
conference@hic-dragones.co.uk

This two-day interdisciplinary, cross-period conference will explore humanity’s perennial fascination with the monstrous.

CFP - 'Revenge/Vengeance' - **Deadline extended to 3rd October**

full name / name of organization: 
Forum, Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts (www.forumjournal.org)
contact email: 
editors@forumjournal.org


Forum Issue 13: Revenge
www.forumjournal.org/cfp
Deadline: 3rd October 2011

[UPDATE] Best & Worst Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama Productions 2000-2010

full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare Bulletin
contact email: 
jeremy.lopez@utoronto.ca

Shakespeare Bulletin - Special Theatre Reviews Section - Spring 2012

2nd Global Conference:Femininities & Masculinities (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
fm2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
Femininities & Masculinities

Thursday 3rd May – Saturday 5th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

10th Global Conference:Violence (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
v10@inter-disciplinary.net

10th Global Conference
Violence

Sunday 13th May – Tuesday 15th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

[REMINDER] Historicizing Performance in the Early Modern Period, January 20, 2012, The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchest

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Durrant and Naya Tsentourou / The University of Manchester
contact email: 
historicizing.performance@manchester.ac.uk

This one-day academic conference aims to bring together scholars working on all aspects of performance in the early modern period (taken broadly to include the fifteenth to the early eighteenth centur

3rd Global Conference: Making Sense of: Pain (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
pain3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense of: Pain

Saturday 19th May – Monday 21st May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

4th Global Conference: Evil, Women and the Feminine (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ewf4@inter-disciplinary.net

4th Global Conference
Evil, Women and the Feminine

Sunday 6th May – Tuesday 8th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department)
contact email: 
csommers@gc.cuny.edu

CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, New York, New York)
November 10-11, 2011

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism
Keynote Speakers: Peter Brooks &David Konstan

Intellectual Disability in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
47th International Congress on Medieval Studies (Special Session)
contact email: 
amariem@umich.edu

Call for papers: Intellectual Disability in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

International Folkloristics Series, Call for Manuscripts, Peter Lang Publishing

full name / name of organization: 
Dundes, Alan (founding editor) / Mieder, Wolfgang (series editor); Caitlin Lavelle, Acquisitions Editor - Peter Lang
contact email: 
caitlinl@plang.com

This series, originally founded by Alan Dundes and edited by Wolfgang Mieder, includes theoretical studies of any genre or aspect of folklore.

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

6th Global Conference: Ethics, Evil and the State (

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ees6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference
Ethics, Evil and the State

Sunday 6th May – Tuesday 8th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

2nd Global Conference: The Patient (May 2012, Prague; Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
patient2@inter-disciplinary.net

2nd Global Conference
The Patient

Wednesday 16th May – Friday 18th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

BSECS 41st Annual Conference (proposals due soon!)

full name / name of organization: 
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
contact email: 
academic@bsecs.org.uk

*online submission and registration is now open*

BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
41st Annual Conference

January 4-6, 2012

St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K

CSA 2012 Panel: (Re)membering the historical "monster"

full name / name of organization: 
Erin DeYoung (Trinity College Dublin) and Sarah Jo Mayville (UCSD)
contact email: 
deyounge@tcd.ie; smayvill@ucsd.edu

This year’s theme, “Culture Matters,” calls for proposals that critically and creatively reflect on culture and “the material” broadly conceived.

New Voices, a Graduate English Conference Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices, Georgia State University
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

CFP International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10-13, 2012 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Kelley
contact email: 
edkelley@svsu.edu

By the late medieval period, merchants formed an integral part of urban society; among their activities, they facilitated trade between city centers, participated in the governing of cities, and were

CFP:3rd Global Conference, Experiencing Prison, May 2012, Prage, Czech Republic.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ep3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference
Experiencing Prison

Thursday 10th May – Saturday 12th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:

[UPDATE] "Shakespeare and Ethics" OVSC (due 9/15/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
contact email: 
logans@msu.edu

The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference 2011
A Call for Papers
SHAKESPEARE AND ETHICS
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
NOVEMBER 3-5, 2011

[UPDATE] Dissecting the Lower Sensorium: Understanding Smell, Taste, and Touch in Renaissance Literature (NEMLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Colleen Kennedy & Christopher Madson
contact email: 
kennedy.623@buckeyemail.osu.edu cjmadson@buffalo.edu

This NeMLA seminar (March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, NY) will examine Renaissance drama and poetry via the history of the lower sensorium—the senses of smell, taste, and touch.

Transgressive and Transgression

full name / name of organization: 
Irish Association for American Studies and British Association for American Studies
contact email: 
baas.iaas@gmail.com

IAAS and BAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 15-16 2012
Trinity College, Dublin

Transgressive and Transgression

POSTCOLONIALISM AND THE EMBRACING OF SELF AND OTHER

full name / name of organization: 
MAHESH SHARMA
contact email: 
SHARMA123MAHESH@GMAIL.COM

RESEARCH SCHOLAR WORKING IN THE AREA OF POST COLONIAL AND PSYCHOANALYSIS, MY MAIN PROJECT IS TO SEE THE POSSIBILITY OF EMBRACING OF SELF AND OTHER

Transgressive and Transgression

full name / name of organization: 
Irish Association for American Studies and British Association for American Studies
contact email: 
baas.iaas@gmail.com

IAAS and BAAS Postgraduate and Early Career Scholar Conference
January 15-16 2012
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Transgressive and Transgression

Ireland and African-America

full name / name of organization: 
Clinton Institute of American Studies, University College Dublin
contact email: 
walsh.lou@gmail.com

Ireland and African-America
9-11 March 2012
Clinton Institute for American Studies
University College Dublin, Ireland
Call for Papers

[UPDATE] English Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

full name / name of organization: 
EGSA at LSU--Doris Raab & Catherine Riley, Co-Chairs
contact email: 
mardigrasconference2012@gmail.com

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

Call for Papers - Limina Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
limina@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

LIMINA: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies
Call for Submissions, Volume 18
Submissions Deadline: 17 October 2011

Limina is an online, refereed, academic journal of historical and

Global Literatures and Islam: Call for Articles

full name / name of organization: 
A Collection of Essays
contact email: 
bhakman@ilstu.edu

Call for Articles
Global Literatures and Islam (Working theme)
Eds. Beyazit Akman, Filiz Barin, Illinois State University
Prospective Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

“Borders in 16th and 17th century British Literature" at CEA, March 2012 (due 11/1)

full name / name of organization: 
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
contact email: 
lsimpson@presby.edu

“Above the Border of this Horizon”: Borders in 16th and 17th century British Literature

College English Association
43rd Annual Conference
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia

Acacia Conference: An Ethical (Re)Orientation, March 3 2012

full name / name of organization: 
California State University Fullerton Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club
contact email: 
theacaciagroup.csuf@gmail.com

California State University Fullerton's Acacia Group and Creative Writing Club are looking for thoughtful inter-disciplinary graduate and professional-level papers that engage a work of literature or

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