CFP: The Ritual and Rhetoric of Queenship, 1250-1650 (UK) (2/28/06; 8/24/06)

full name / name of organization: 
ejo7
contact email: 
ejo7@canterbury.ac.uk

The Ritual and Rhetoric of Queenship, 1250-1650

Canterbury Christ Church University
(Kent)

Thursday 24 August 2006

This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore the ritual and rhetoric of
queenship in late medieval and early modern England.

We hope to encourage debate on the image and representation of queens, and on
the cultural and political narratives of queenship. Possible themes might
include:

the ritual construction of queenship;

queenship, identity and power;

holy and sainted queens;

royal motherhood;

queens as intercessors and patrons;

queens in translation.

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Professor Lisa
Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University). Our two plenary speakers will be Dr
Joanna Laynesmith (author of The Last Medieval Queens) and Dr Jacqueline Eales
(Canterbury Christ Church University).

Please email proposals for papers (approx. 250 words) and brief CV to the
conference organisers:
Dr Liz Oakley-Brown, lecturer in Shakespeare and Renaissance Writing
ejo7_at_cant.ac.uk
Dr Louise Wilkinson, lecturer in Medieval History
Email: ljw28_at_cant.ac.uk

Deadline: Submission of proposals: 28 February 2006

         ==========================================================
              From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
                        CFP_at_english.upenn.edu
                         Full Information at
                     http://cfp.english.upenn.edu
         or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu
         ==========================================================
Received on Sat Jan 21 2006 - 14:15:58 EST

cfp categories: 
international_conferences