CFP: Renaissance/Early Modern Genres and Cultures (9/1/07; 12/1/07-12/2/07)

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APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture

Volume 1: Genres and Cultures

Submission Deadline (Abstracts): September 1, 2007

Conference Dates (Papers): December 1-2, 2007

Publication Date (Essays): March 1, 2008

Call for Papers: The inaugural issue of Appositions: Studies in
Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture seeks conference papers
(critical, scholarly, theoretical) examining relationships between
literary texts and social contexts that hinge upon the significance of
genres and forms of discourse. How and why do literary genres emerge and
change within and against fields of cultural production? Or, alternately:
how and why do social discourses shape distinctive modes and forms of
literary art? Or, antithetically: how and why do literary works evade
generic/modal classifications and cultural narratives? Beyond such
chiastic formulations, what other factors (e.g., audience, gender,
identity, occasion, politics) also contribute to the synergy between
genres and cultures? Comparative, interdisciplinary, and trans-historical
papers are encouraged. Panel proposals are also invited.

Limitations: No image or sound files. Abstracts (200 words). Conference
papers (2,000 words). Journal essays (3,000 words). New work. No
simultaneous submissions.

Guidelines: Selected papers from the digital conference (December 1-2,
2007) will be considered for publication (as essays, revised and expanded)
in the electronic journal, Appositions, which will launch on March 1,

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Electronic Submissions: Abstracts to by September 1;
completed conference papers, by November 6.

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