CFP: [Renaissance] Maternity and Romance Narrative in the Renaissance (Venice, 8-10 April 2010)

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Karen Bamford
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Helen Hackett notes the "profoundly ambivalent attitude to the maternal"
in Shakespeare's last plays (_Women and Romance Fiction in the English
Renaissance_, 155). In spite of the associations of romance as a genre
with a female readership, such ambivalence to the maternal may
characterize the romance tradition more broadly. This panel will explore
aspects of the maternal in the romance narratives that ciruclated in
England and continental Europe in the Renaissance. Papers may consider
romance in any genre or guise.

Proposals are invited from graduate students as well as more senior
scholars of literature for papers at the Renaissance Society of America
Annual Conference, to be held in Venice on 8-10 April 2010.

Please send a brief abstract, as well as a short CV, to,
by Friday, April 18th. Accepted proposals will be announced by May 2nd.

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