The Emblematic Queen: Studies in Early Modern Visual Culture (submission deadline January 15, 2011)
Interdisciplinary contributions are being solicited from scholars specializing in early modern visual culture. Essays should run approximately 6,000 words for the body of the text (and no longer than 8,000 words with footnotes). Submissions should contribute to an understanding of the strategies that queens—both consorts and regnants, as well as female regents—pursued in order to wield political power within the structures of male dominant societies through their control, or lack thereof, of the printed and visual medias available. Works may focus on analyses in all disciplines, but those with innovative approaches that cross disciplines are especially welcome, including essays that consider emblematic miscellanies and/or other forms of "extra-literary" emblematics, such as paintings, tapestries, carvings, jewelry, funerary monuments, and imprese. Interested contributors may submit either their completed work or an abstract that clearly indicates the core themes, arguments, issues, and/or topics of the proposed essay. Contributors should provide contact information and short bios as well.