The Sewanee Medieval Colloquium invites proposals for panel themes engaging with forms of law, order, disorder and resistance in all aspects of medieval cultures. These sub-themes address a particular aspect of our general theme, and could be the basis for either one or two panels. As a rule of thumb, panel themes should be broad enough to encourage numerous applicants, and interdisciplinary proposals are particularly encouraged.
RSA 2018 - New Orleans
Beyond Surface: Interrogating the Early Modern Wall and Page
The writing of a literary text is as a retrospective explanation of what is happening in the present and such writing is the deliberate re-creation in actual practice. This present includes social, cultural, religious and political events. The impact of immediate contemporary concerns is served to place a literary text at least partly outside the author’s control. The author responds to a given context of historical and cultural incident that limits his freedom to invent or adapt or explain.
New Visits to Camelot: Reflecting on the Contemporary Matter of Britain on Screen (Roundtable) (MAPACA Philadelphia 11/8-11/2017)
Call for Papers
New Visits to Camelot: Reflecting on the Contemporary Matter of Britain on Screen (Roundtable)
Proposals no later than 29 June 2017
Session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
For inclusion under the Medieval & Renaissance Area at the 28th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8-11 November 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS
POETICS BEFORE MODERNITY CONFERENCE 2017
Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CRASSH)
University of Cambridge, 14-15 December 2017
William Shakespeare’s oeuvre is comprised of multiple forms, including the play, the sonnet, and the narrative poem and spans a wide variety of genres, including comedy, tragedy, history, epic, and romance. Because of his contributions to the western canon, modern scholarship tends to focus on Shakespeare the writer. Yet, we often forget another aspect of his literary life: Shakespeare the reader. In crafting his work, Shakespeare borrows heavily from Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance literature of all genres, including poetry, epic, drama, and prose fiction, and incorporates references to mythological, religious, rhetorical and philosophical texts throughout his works.
Extended Call for Papers
University of Maryland
Medieval and Early Modern Field Committee
10-11 November 2017
College Park, Maryland
Migration(s): Body, Word, Spirit
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 21-23, 2017
Keynote Address: “Historiated Bruts: How Manuscript Illustration Twisted History in the fifteenth-Century English Chronicle”—Elizabeth J. Bryan, Brown University
Please find below the invitation to the interdisciplinary conference on European Humanism and Its Challenges, organised by Department of Classical Philology, University of Ljubljana; Faculty of Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw; Department of Medieval Studies of the Central European University of Budapest (CEU); Slovenian Comparative Literature Association; Slovenian Book Agency; and Vilenica International Literary Festival.
From Jones and Stallybrass's Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory (2000) to art historian Cordelia Warr's Dressing for Heaven (2010), to Patricia Lennox and Bella Mirabella's edited collection, Shakespeare and Costume (2015), the power of clothing on medieval and early modern subjects is being more thoroughly explored. This interdisciplinary panel is interested in the ways clothing, costume, and other articles, including wigs, false beards, and jewelry, had power to shape, transform, or otherwise exert material effects on the bodies who wore them. How do such "wearables" and/or their material effects relate to issues of (mis)recognition or identity creation, successful or otherwise?