CFP: Crime, Criminals, and Criminality, 1500-1700 (5/1/07; 8/23/07-8/24/07)

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This 2-day international conference aims to provide a forum for scholars
who work on various aspects of crimes, the people who commit them, and
how such acts and people are imagined in the early modern period. We
hope to encourage inter-disciplinary exchange and debate which will
contribute to the widening interest and scholarship in these areas. To
facilitate diversity in theoretical approaches, interests, and
methodologies, the topical, temporal and geographical scope of the
conference is purposefully broad.

Papers might address, but are not limited to, the following:

* Definitions of Crime
* Patterns of Crime
* Urban and / or Rural Crime
* Crime and Geography
* Crime and Punishment
* Political Crimes
* Crime and Religion
* Crime and Philosophy
* Crime and the Early Modern Stage
* Crime and Printing
* The Early Modern Criminal Underworld: Fact or Fiction?
* Criminals and Social Class
* Criminals and Gender
* The Psychology of the Criminal
* The Body of the Criminal
* Visual Representations of Criminals
* Criminal Auto/Biography
* Uses of Archetypal Criminals (Biblical and/or Classical)
* Writing Criminals: Representations of Criminals in Plays,
         Poems, Prose Fictions, Diaries, Letters, and Ephemera
* Criminals Writing: Writings by Criminals
* Rhetoric of Criminality
* Imagining Criminals
* The After-Lives of Early Modern Criminals
* Methodological and/or Theoretical Problems raised by the
         Multi-Disciplinary nature of Source Materials

"Truth Will Out" will be held at Canterbury Christ Church University,
Kent, 23-24 August, 2007. Please send abstracts of approximately 500
words by 1 May, 2007, to

Dr Nadia Bishai


Dr Astrid Stilma

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