category: renaissance

Women and Work: Claremont Colleges, CA, Nov. 5-6, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Susanne Weil / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
sweil@centralia.edu

UPDATE: PAMLA requests that proposals be submitted via their website:
http://www.pamla.org/2011/proposals
If you encounter problems, please email your proposal to sweil@centralia.edu.

[UPDATE] The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication [DEADLINE EXTENDED]; SUNY Albany; Wai Chee Dimock +

full name / name of organization: 
University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
egsoalbany@gmail.com

The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication

April 1-2, 2011

***SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 14***

Keynote Speaker: Wai Chee Dimock
Creative Keynote Speaker: Doug Rice

Sixth Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, VA (October 25-30, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
The American Shakespeare Center
contact email: 
sarahe@americanshakespearecenter.com

In 2011, the American Shakespeare Center’s Education and Research Department will once again host Shakespeareans, scholars and practitioners alike, to explore Shakespeare in the study and Shakespeare on the stage and to find ways that these two worlds – sometime in collision – can collaborate.

Empathy, Sympathy, and Other Minds (MLA 2012, proposal deadline 3/6/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Hammond / New York University
contact email: 
mmh340@nyu.edu

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention in Seattle. Empathy and sympathy are capacious terms that have rich and overlapping conceptual histories in philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and political thought. This panel will explore the ties between empathy/sympathy and the epistemological concerns of literature.

Gender Wars: Misericordia University's Inaugural Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Conference APRIL 2,2011

full name / name of organization: 
Misericordia University
contact email: 
phamilto@misericordia.edu

How does the media categorize or illustrate gender? What does it mean to be “feminine”? What does it mean to be “masculine”? How does gender intersect with race and ethnicity?

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED [February 7] for Composing Live(s) Symposium - March 25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Miami English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association
contact email: 
MEGAAblog@gmail.com

The 8th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association Symposium
Composing Live(s): Writing the Self and the Other within the Disciplines

Sirens (women in fantasy) - 10/6/2011-10/7/2011 - 5/7/2011

full name / name of organization: 
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences
contact email: 
programming at sirensconference.org



CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens
Vail, Colorado
October 6–9, 2011
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

[UPDATE] Renaissance Verse [SAMLA, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6]

full name / name of organization: 
Lynne M. Simpson, Southeastern Renaissance Conference
contact email: 
lsimpson@presby.edu

Renaissance Verse

[UPDATE] Counterfeiting or Teaching? Using English Renaissance Poetry to Teach Non-Literary Skills [SAMLA, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6]

full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Mills, Southeastern Renaissance Conference
contact email: 
engsdm@langate.gsu.edu

"Counterfeiting or Teaching? Using English Renaissance Poetry to Teach Non-Literary Skills"

Composing Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Cincinnati, Department of English & Comparative Literature
contact email: 
ComposingSpaces@gmail.com

The purpose of this conference is to examine meanings of space in a time of cyberspace, non-space, third space, queer space, and other emerging formulations of space that challenge predominantly physi

The Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature Revisited - Lodz, Poland: 21-23 October 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature; University of Lodz, Poland
contact email: 
lodz.fantastic.lit@gmail.com

The Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature Revisited

21-23 October 2012

New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities - May 11-13

full name / name of organization: 
The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference Committee
contact email: 
postgradconference@aber.ac.uk

The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference is accepting abstracts for New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities, the annual conference to be held 11

[UPDATE] Special Topics Session: "Productive Silences" (Annual RMMLA Conference October 6-8, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Pamela J. Rader/ RMMLA 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ
contact email: 
pamela_rader@hotmail.com /or/ raderp@georgian.edu

Special Topics Panel: Productive Silences

Everything & More: Theorizing the Encyclopedic Novel... MLA 2012 Seattle

full name / name of organization: 
Brendan Beirne, New York University Dept. of English & American Literature
contact email: 
brendan.beirne@nyu.edu

This panel seeks to consolidate and refine our understanding of the encyclopedic novel as a distinct (sub)genre within the broader field of novel studies / narratology.

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
contact email: 
xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contempo

Victorian Medievalisms: Speculum Societatis—A Mirror for Society

full name / name of organization: 
Bemidji State University
contact email: 
scook@bemidjistate.edu;lswain@bemidjistate.edu

RUINs in Twentieth-Century British Art and Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Society for Twentieth Century British Studies and the Society for Intersemiotic Text/Image Studies
contact email: 
Isabelle Gadoin <Isabeluis2@free.fr>, Catherine Lanone <catherine.lanone@univ-tlse2.fr>

As opposed to the Gothic labyrinths of vaults and broken palaces or shattered abbeys, in the nineteenth century the picturesque legacy grew into a passion for sublime ruins as crystals of time, suffus

CFP: Special Issue for Northrop Frye Centenary Submissions July 15

full name / name of organization: 
ESC: English Studies in Canada
contact email: 
mnicholson@tru.ca

Call for Papers
Special issue of ESC: English Studies in Canada
on Northrop Frye on the occasion of the centenary of his birth

Victorian Medievalisms: Speculum Societatis—A Mirror for Society

full name / name of organization: 
BemidjiState University British Studies
contact email: 
scook@bemidjistate.edu;lswain@bemidjistate.edu

The Victorian Age in many ways looked back to the medieval period as a time that was more stable, that embodied ideals to be emulated in the modern world, for examples of sound leadership, orthodox be

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
contact email: 
vuccl [at] ymail.com

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/

Literature and Religion, PAMLA 11/ 5-11/6, 2011, proposal deadline, 3/15 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Scripps College, Claremont, CA 11/5-11/6, 2011
contact email: 
hapark1@gmail.com

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings.

UPDATE:DEADLINE EXTENDED-"Fanaticism: Recollections, Representations, Reactions" Louisville--March 25, 2011(proposal due Feb 5)

full name / name of organization: 
Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville
contact email: 
halouisville@gmail.com

The PhD in Humanities (http://louisville.edu/humanities) and the Association of Humanities Academics at the University of Louisville (ahalouisville.com) announces the annual University of Louisville G

Ninth Annual English Postgraduate Conference 'High and Low: Cultural Levels in Word and Image' Thurs 9 June 2011

full name / name of organization: 
University of Dundee
contact email: 
k.j.z.elder@dundee.ac.uk

Thursday 9th June 2011, 9.30am – 5.00pm
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee
preceded by
Wednesday 8th June 2011, 6.00pm - 9.00pm
Reading by Don Paterson and wine reception

[UPDATE/REMINDER] FIRST FICTIONS: CONFERENCE (19-22 JAN 2012); SUBMISSIONS (MARCH 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
contact email: 
p.boxall@sussex.ac.uk

FIRST FICTIONS

PLEASE NOTE: DATE FOR CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO JANUARY 2012. AS A RESULT, THE CALL FOR PAPERS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MARCH 2011.

The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

full name / name of organization: 
De Montfort University, Leicester
contact email: 
dmutch@dmu.ac.uk

The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

A three-day conference
De Montfort University, UK
18, 19, 20 November 2011

Keynote Speakers:

Literatures of Modernity Symposium 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Second Annual Literatures of Modernity Symposium, Ryerson University
contact email: 
modernity@english.ryerson.ca

"It is in its transitoriness that modernity shows itself to be ultimately and most intimately akin to antiquity," Walter Benjamin writes in _The Arcades Project_.

24th Annual GAFIS Symposium at UW-Madison: Articulating Communities, April 15-16th 2011

full name / name of organization: 
GAFIS (Graduate Association of French & Italian Students), University of Wisconsin-Madison
contact email: 
gafisabstracts2011@gmail.com

Throughout recorded history – traversing time and space, cultures and nations – the notion of community has fostered both collaboration and conflict.

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel - DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Deadline: February 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
jpc2143@columbia.edu

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline: February 15, 2011

PAMLA 2011--"Animals as Self/Other" [3/25/11; 11/5/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Lora Geriguis
contact email: 
L.E.Geriguis@lasierra.edu

"Animals as Self-Other"--
Instead of measuring human-animal valuation based on their relative ability to “think, reason, or speak…[t]he first and decisive question [should] be to know whether animals can suffer” (Derrida 1997). An exploration of the complexities of the human-animal identity continuum, including human causes of and responses to animal suffering.

Anomalous Ethnographies: Wild Wonders and Reticent Races,

full name / name of organization: 
Preternature
contact email: 
kirsten@uszkalo.com

Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural invites articles for a special issue called Anomalous Ethnographies: Wild Wonders, Diminutive People and Reticent Races, scheduled fo

[DEADLINE EXTENSION] [Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (4/16/2011) [KEYNOTE: Timothy Brennan]

full name / name of organization: 
URI Department of English
contact email: 
uriconference2011@gmail.com

[Pre]Occupations: Working, Seizing, Dwelling (Saturday, April 16th, 2011)

John Oldham (1653-1683): The Remains. Oxford University, 16th September 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
contact email: 
claudine.vanhensbergen@ell.ox.ac.uk

“Dryden thought of him as the great classical poet whom England never had—the heir who died before his time, the lost hero of Augustan England.” (Paul Hammond)

Forming Identity, Transforming Space: An International Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Forming Identity, Transforming Space
Ninth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain

Session: The Conquest in the Long-Eighteenth Century in Text and Image Oct. 27-29th, 2011 McMaster (Hamilton, ON)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Lauren Beck
contact email: 
lbeck@mta.ca

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)

Renaissance Conference of Southern California 55th Annual Meeting, 7 May 2011. Abstracts due: Jan. 31

full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of Southern California
contact email: 
Andrew.Fleck@sjsu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Renaissance Conference of Southern California
55th Annual Meeting
Saturday, 7 May, 2011
Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

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2011 Annual Keynote Lecture

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