CFP: [Renaissance] CFP: Writing About Early Modern Nuns and Writing-Nuns (5/15/05; RSA, 3/19/09-3/21/09)

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Horacio Sierra
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For the 55th Annual Renaissance Society of America Meeting in Los Angeles,
California March 19-21, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza:

This panel seeks to highlight ties between fictional representations of
nuns in early modern literature and the actual writing of nuns in early
modern Europe and the Americas. Panel participants should examine how
fictional nuns mirror, mesh with, or oppose their real life counterparts in
the early modern world. Papers can reflect how authors imagine nuns in
their prose, drama, and poetry and how real nuns perform their existence in
the textual world through their personal writing. Appropriately
complementary examinations of the writing of nuns such as Sor Juana Inés de
la Cruz, Santa Teresa of Avila, Madre Castillo, Juliana Ernst, and others
are welcome. Lastly, panel participants may consider how the querrelle des
femmes informs the fictional portrayal of nuns and how its arguments
affected the agency and writing of real nuns.

Please e-mail your abstract (150-250 words) and CV as .doc or .rtf
attachments to Horacio Sierra at by 15 May 2008.

Panel participants must be members of the Renaissance Society of America
and register for the conference sometime before Fall 2008. Details to follow.

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