CFP: Renaissance Futures (3/31/07; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrea Brady

CFP: Renaissance Futures (edited collection)
        Abstracts due: 31 March 2007
        Articles (6,000 words) due: 31 March 2008
For more information, see:
We are seeking essays for an edited collection on 'Renaissance Futures'.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, early modern conceptions or
narratives of the following:
        Progress, mutability, predestination, providence, fate, fortune,
destiny, personal development; pilgrim's progresses, dreams, visions,
intuitions, fortune-telling and soothsaying; personal futures: providing
for old age, descendents; linguistics: future tenses; philosophia
perennis, architecture, visual arts and culture, prophets and oracles,
astrology, almanacs, natural science, astronomical and meteorological
portents; medicine, diagnoses, health and mortality; innovation and
tradition in science, technology and manufacturing; machines,
time-keeping, automata; material culture; economic futures: credit,
forecasting, speculation; social, religious, political reform; town
planning; history, chronicles; cyclical and linear history;
historiography, military strategy and planning, apocalypse,
millenarianism, eschatology, utopias...
We would especially welcome essays which approach the idea of the future
from a comparative angle, or which consider the conception of the future
from non-Western or non-Christian historical perspectives. We are
interested in discussions of popular and material culture and history,
as well as literary, artistic and philosophical sources.
For more information, please contact the editors, Andrea Brady (Brunel
University) and Emily Butterworth (Kings College London), at: or

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