CFP: [Renaissance] Righting the Renaissance (SAMLA, Nov. '09)

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Lynne Simpson
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"Righting the Renaissance"

For the Southeastern Renaissance Conference's panel at SAMLA
on "Human Rights in the Humanities"
Atlanta, Georgia
November 6-8, 2009

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin?" wondered Eleanor
Roosevelt. Her response remains instructive: “In small places, close to
home--so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the
world. Yet they are the world of the individual…” If the Renaissance
gave birth to the individual, did it also consider that such an
individual had inalienable human rights? How might the literature of the
Early Modern period comment on our pressing contemporary concerns for
personal liberty, social responsibility, racial and economic equality,
equality of the sexes, or the dignity of human life? Please send
abstracts of no more than 500 words to Lynne Simpson at by April 1.

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