RSA 2020: Early Modern Resilience and Resistance: Deadline July 29th (GUARANTEED SESSION)

deadline for submissions: 
July 29, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Christina M. Squitieri, New York University
contact email: 

Early Modern Resilience and Resistance: Deadline July 29th, 2019

How does early modern literature, art, or historical documents portray the resilience of women, religious minorities, queer people, or other marginalized groups in times of crisis? What strength or power is found in resilience? Is resilience similar to #resist, the experience of domestic or sexual violence, or #metoo? How can we understand resilience within feminist criticism, critical race theory, post-colonialism, queer theory, or other methodologies? How does resilience change our reading (or performance) of a text, and can we begin to theorize the way resilience functions in the early modern world? All texts from the early modern world and all methodologies welcome, while research from outside England is especially encouraged.

This session is sponsored by the NYU Renaissance Group, and is a guaranteed session.

Please submit 150-word abstracts, a CV of no more than 5 pages, and your PhD completion date (past or expected) to cms531@nyu.edu by Monday, July 29th, 2019.

As a reminder, graduate students must be within a year or two of completing their PhD in order to meet RSA eligibility requirements