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Coming up for Heir: Identities & Sexualities Let Loose in the Early Modern Age (deadline for
submission of paper abstracts: Nov. 17, 2007)
Seminar Organizers: Cheryl Goldstein, Cal State Long Beach, Nhora Serrano, Cal State Long Beach
The European Early Modern Age designates a period that spans from the Quatrocento to the
Enlightenment, between the 15th and 18th centuries. Known for its rich interconnectedness
between cultures and languages, it was a fertile period that witnessed monumental political and
historical shifts such as the accelerated Christianization of many non-Western populations as
well as the advent of the Age of Exploration. As the many kingdoms, languages and burgeoning
countries (city-states) in Western Europe were reshaping and redefining their own cultural and
political identities, Early Modern writers were engaging with polemics of the day asserting and
confronting their own identities and sexualities within and outside the domain of the written
word. Male and female writers express a fascination with a turn to the classical golden age
explaining the epistemological and philosophical shift and pursuing questions of subjectivity and
representation. Our panel will reflect on the nature of these variously recorded identities and
their engagement with community as a cultural and visual exercise.
We welcome papers addressing cross-cultural, interdisciplinary approaches, in particular those
that engage in both verbal and visual genres.
ACLA website for more information: http://www.acla.org/acla2008/
ACLA conference: April 24-27, 2008.
To submit a 250 word abstract, please go to ACLA website: http://www.acla.org/submit/
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