This panel of the 32nd Medieval-Renaissance Conference (UVA-Wise, Sept. 13-15, 2018) invites papers on medieval and early modern villains and the dynamic ethical codes assigned them by authors, audiences, and critics. By villains we mean criminals, tricksters (such as professional beggers), political careerists, or poets and their characters, charismatic or not. Some viable threads: villains as likable (anti-)heroes; villains as reflections of med-ren political and social audiences; the vices, virtues, and skills of villains; the ethical implications their very existence conjures. Submit abstracts to Sherif Abdelkarim at email@example.com. Deadline July 2, 2018.
Call for Papers: 39th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society21-23 September 2018, Atlanta, GA The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at our annual meeting, this year held in Atlanta. Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with brief biographical sketches, should be emailed by June 1, 2018, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “conference proposal.”
Editors Tony Perrello and C. Anne Engert welcome proposals for individual and co-authored chapters for a volume entitled Renaissance Literature and Modern Sociopolitical Applications: Leadership, Power, and Literary Legacies. We are in the process of assembling a collection of essays that explores the current American crises of leadership through the dramatic literature of the English Renaissance or vice versa. We believe that many of our colleagues are already talking about the intersection between these two topics, and we envision this edited volume as an opportunity to further such exploration in a scholarly venue. Palgrave MacMillan has shown interest in the project, which we aim to complete by March of 2019.
Shakespeare’s plays and the critical conversations around them are deeply concerned with questions of culture. Many of the plays are set in cultures different than Shakespeare’s own early modern England, from Denmark to Italy to Ancient Rome, often using those cultures to examine his own. Productions of his plays have been set in a dizzying array of cultures, in order make comments on yet other cultures. The culture of Imperial Britain made use of Shakespeare in order to dominate (and often consume) the cultures which they colonized.
Call for Papers: TaPRA 2018 Bodies and Performance Working Group
Bodies and Performance: (Non)human Worlds and Worldings
How do worlds perform upon bodies and how do bodies perform worlds?
Call for Papers
Czech and Slovak Journal of Humanities
vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 2019)
“Stars and Star Systems”
in Film, Television, Theater and Radio
The Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will host its sixteenth annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 13, 2018. We are delighted to welcome historian Christopher R. Kyle of Syracuse University as our keynote speaker. This year’s conference theme is Spaces of Authority.
2018 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
Kansas City, MO
Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies
Call for Proposals for a Special Issue of Feminist Teacher
Performance in the Feminist Classroom
Elizabeth Currans, Eastern Michigan University
Michelle Martin-Baron, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Holly Masturzo, Florida State College at Jacksonville
Call for Manuscript Proposals:
Digital Stories: Narratives and Aesthetics in Post-network Media
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, TFTV
University of York
Symposium, 21st June, 2018