CFP: Early Modern Secrets and Lies (grad) (1/15/06; 4/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Carrie Shanafelt
contact email: 
carrieshanafelt@yahoo.com

The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group of the Graduate Center, City University of NY, invites proposals for papers for its second annual conference. This conference, Secrets and Lies, will be held on April 28th, 2006 in New York City. We encourage scholars of all disciplines to submit papers related to the period inclusive of the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, and we especially welcome papers with an interdisciplinary methodology. This conference will focus on dissonances between private and public selves as represented in texts and other cultural productions of the early modern era. Possible topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

 

Emotional lives

Lies of the body

Humiliation

Shame

Spies

Secret marriage

Blackmail

Private and public writing

Miscellanies

Encryptions

Visual lies

Emblems

Passions

Rewriting the self

Representations of class

Courtly love

Performativity

Coterie

Factions

Religious conversion

Publicity

Secret societies

 

Please send abstracts of 250 words or less by January 15, 2006 to EMIGconference_at_gmail.com, or by post to Carrie Shanafelt, English Department, Graduate Center CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10016-4309.

 

Louise Geddes, Balaka Basu, and Carrie Shanafelt

Co-Founders, Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group

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