Early Modern Encounters

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CUNY GC Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG)

Early Modern Encounters
Graduate Student Conference 29 April 2011

The Graduate Center
The City University of New York

Keynote speaker
Professor Nigel Smith
Princeton University

Call for papers
We welcome proposals for papers on any kind of early modern encounter; proposers are encouraged to consider the theme broadly. Papers from disciplines other than English and those experimental or innovative in form are especially welcome.

inner-, inter- and cross-cultural encounters ● travel writing ● divine encounters and prophecy ● reception and influence ● competition and collaboration among writers ● genre innovation and hybridity ● touch ● encounters with space aliens ● multi-media events, artifacts and poetics ● encounters with authority ● life writing and hagiography ● encounters with monsters ● adventure, questing, and romance ● archaeological and archival encounters ● inter-textual encounters ● cinematic and theatrical encounters ● surprise us

Proposals and deadline
Please provide the title and a 300-400 word abstract of the paper you are proposing, your name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address. E-mail proposals in Word to emig.conference@gmail.com by 1 January 2011.