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Oxford Handbook of Christopher Marlowe

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Sarah Dustagheer and Kirk Melnikoff
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2022

After the New Oxford Shakespeare credited Christopher Marlowe as co-author of 1, 2, and 3 Henry VI in 2016, Shakespeare’s short-lived contemporary has drawn a wave of renewed interest. Since then, new editions of Doctor Faustus, The Massacre at Paris, and The Jew of Malta have appeared, three collections of essays have been published, and a well-attended international Marlowe conference was held in Wittenberg, Germany. Marlowe’s plays continue to be a staple of contemporary non-Shakespearean performance with recent celebrated productions at the RSC’s Swan Theatre and the National Theatre.

Leaving Home

updated: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 2:21pm
New York University, Medieval and Renaissance Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2022

Keynote speaker: Daniel Jütte, NYU, Department of History

New York University’s Medieval and Renaissance Center invites proposals for papers for its annual conference to be held November 3-4 2022. The conference theme is “Leaving Home.”

CFP - Journal of the Wooden O

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
Dr. Stephanie Chamberlain/Journal of the Wooden O
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 14, 2022

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in connection with the Gerald R. Sherratt Library and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

Early Modern Women on Politics and Ethics

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 6:59am
The University of Gothenburg
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

October 5-7, 2023

The University of Gothenburg, Sweden

 

In Nicomachean Ethics and Politics, Aristotle conceived ethics and politics to be both interrelated and exclusively male endeavors. This notion continued to be influential in the early modern period (c. 1500 – 1800). Yet in recent decades, feminist scholarship has showed that throughout the early modern world numerous women nonetheless discussed, developed, and challenged politics and ethics in profound and often surprising ways. 

MLA 2023- Figurations of Labor in the Global Early Modern

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:15pm
Manasvin Rajagopalan/ UC Davis
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

In the last quarter century, early modern scholarship has expanded its borders to encompass literatures from languages outside of the European tradition, marking them as part of a global formation of early modernity. This session proposes to contribute to global early modern studies by asking about the nature, place and literary figuration of labor in works from the period. How is labor defined, fabricated, mobilized, mapoed, imagined, or deployed? How do characters showcase agency or the lack of it in terms of their labor and work? What geographies or temporal instantiations enable particular forms of labor to emerge as both historically and literarily contingent?

Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work (6/1/22)

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:05pm
Kris McAbee and Jessica C. Murphy
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Call for Contributions to a Proposed Collected Edition 

Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work

Disruptive Labor: Early Modern Gender, Capital, and Illicit Work interrogates how some labor is denigrated and yet simultaneously supportive of the formation of the capitalistic markets upon which European nations expanded empires. By focusing on how these patriarchal societies see specific types of work as gendered, this edition explores how the gendering of labor establishes dynamic markets as either culturally sanctioned or illegitimate and, in turn, grapples with how cultural approbation undergirds economic growth. 

Shaping Intellectual Disabilities in Early Modern Literature and Culture (CFP for edited volume)

updated: 
Monday, May 2, 2022 - 11:19am
Dr Alice Equestri (University of Padua)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 

Editor: Dr Alice Equestri, University of Padua (alice.equestri@unipd.it)

Publisher: international academic press to be confirmed

Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): July 31, 2022
Notification of acceptance: September 1, 2022
Provisional deadline for essay submission (6000-8000 words): April 30, 2023

Papers are sought for a volume that critically examines – and advances our knowledge of – manifestations of intellectual disability in early modern English and European literature and culture (c. 1500-1700). The collection will be submitted to an international academic publisher.

Renaissance Landscapes: Banff, Canada September 15-18, 2022 65th Annual Conference for the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 3:42pm
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Call for Papers: Renaissance Landscapes

A call for papers for the 65th annual conference of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society

Location: Banff Park Lodge Resort, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Conference dates: September 15 to 18, 2022

Plenary Speakers:

Professor Mary Floyd-Wilson, UNC Chapel Hill

Professor Janelle Jenstad, The University of Victoria

 

We welcome proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, or other formats for in-person presentations. Topics may, but need not, include:

• How spaces relate to literary representations and political or philosophical ideas.

UVA Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 15-17, 2022 (Undergrad) (proposals by July 5, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 11:48am
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, University of Virginia's College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXV

Undergraduate Sessions

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

September 15-17, 2022

 

Keynote Address:  

 “The Weight that English Carries: Vernacularity Before and After Chaucer”—Andrew S. Galloway, Cornell University

Turkish Shakespeares Project (Call for Researchers)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:23pm
Turkish Shakespeares Project
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 10, 2022

 

Turkish Shakespeares Project (Call for Researchers)

The Turkish Shakespeares Project seeks new researches to join its Research Team.

The Turkish Shakespeares Research Team has an interdiciplinary nature and consists of scholars who are from a broad research area and study Shakespeare in Turkey. Team – Turkish Shakespeares (wordpress.com)

While our current scholars are from the English Language and Liteature, Turkish Language and Literature, Theatre, and Translation departments, we aim to include scholars from other disciplines, including but not limited to, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, History, and many more.

 

Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:18pm
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

119th PAMLA Conference. Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.

Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2022.

Special Session: "Time, Locality, and the Patterns of Life in Shakespearean Romance.”

Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).

Abstract

16th-Century: Interdisciplinary Papers and Panels

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:16pm
Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (SCSC)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 25, 2022

Call for Interdisciplinary Papers and/or Panels at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference

King Arthur "Quondam et Futurus"

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:15pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, University of Virginia-Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 11, 2022

This session is part of the 35th annual Medieval-Renaissance Conference, sponsored by the Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, Spetember 15-17, 2022.  It welcomes proposals about all topics related to King Arthur as a figure in literature, history, art, and entertainment.  Interested in interdisciplinary approaches, such as the character of Arthur in romance and history, in art and literature, and in popular media, are especially encouraged.  We also welcome proposals on:

Special Section: Disability Performance and Global Shakespeare

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:15pm
The Shakespearean International Yearbook
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Disability Performance and Global Shakespeare

Shakespearean International Yearbook (ed. Alexa Alice Joubin and Natalia Khomenko)

Special Section edited by Katherine Schaap Williams 

Extended Deadline! African and Afro-Diasporic Peoples and Influences in British Literature and Culture before the Industrial Revolution

updated: 
Monday, April 18, 2022 - 10:51am
Jonathan Elmore Savannah State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 27, 2022

For far too long the story of British history and culture (of Western history generally) has presented the presence of Africans within Britain as a product of the Atlantic slave trade. Not only is this figuring of Africans as first arriving in the British Isles as enslaved people simply inaccurate as a matter of historical fact, it carries deeply troubling and problematic categorical and ontological implications through casting the very identity of Africans and their descendants first and foremost as enslaved people in the historical imagination. 

Shakespeare: The Revolution of the Times

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:33pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

Proposals on any topic related to Shakespeare are welcome, though we specifically seek proposals that engage with the 2022 MMLA theme of “Post-Now.” What is the role of Shakespeare in society moving forward or are we “post-Shakespeare”? Are there pedagogical approaches, performances, or research foci that might help us envision the “revolution of the times” as it relates to Shakespeare and Shakespearean studies? Please submit a 250-word abstract and brief bio (or brief CV) to Jeanette Goddard at goddardj@trine.edu by April 15, 2022.

Memory: Staging, Praxis & Practice

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 9:32am
Medieval and Early Modern Student Association, Durham University, UK /
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

In considering the Ars Memoriae, Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) envisioned a universe of many worlds, many dimensions. The  practice of remembering and forgetting had profound political, intellectual, social, religious and cultural consequences in the medieval and early modern world. Frequently, the past served as a legitimising force, helping to justify the actions of the present or to graph future perspectives. It was therefore vehemently contested, habitually revised and amended, or even exploited.  This two-day conference provides an opportunity for scholars to discuss the numerous ways in which memory practices influenced the pre-modern world.

                        Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:

RSA 2023 (San Juan, March 9–11): New Approaches to Early Modern Metaphor

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:50pm
Hayley Cotter, University of Massachusetts Amherst
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

“A metaphor,” wrote philosopher Monroe Beardsley in his Aesthetics (1958), “is a miniature poem, and the explication of a metaphor is a model for all explication.” Beardsley recognized the interpretive value of the trope, and metaphor offers a rich site to deepen cultural, artistic, and literary understanding of the early modern period. This panel seeks papers across disciplines that offer new theoretical frameworks for engaging with early modern metaphor. It also aims to foster transdisciplinary dialogue among panelists. Possible topics include visual metaphor, scientific and mathematical metaphor, metaphor in translation, poetic and literary metaphor, legal metaphor, Renaissance theories of metaphor, and problems of interpretation.

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXV

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:41pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, University of Virginia's College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXV, September 15-17, 2022

 

Keynote Address

                                                                                         Andrew Galloway

                                                                                         Cornell University

The Weight that English Carries: Vernacularity Before and After Chaucer

The Times They Are A-Changin’: Temporal Shifts in Early Modern Drama

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:06pm
Lisa Hopkins / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Sir John Falstaff enters the Shakespearean stage asking what time of day it is and leaves it at the turning of the tide.  This collection of essays is interested in ideas about temporal shifts in early modern drama. Topics could include (but are not limited to) changing seasons; the representation of individual seasons in plays; holidays and ritual markers of time; the ebb and flow of tides; measurement of time and perceptions of temporal change; day, night, dawn and dusk; understandings of different time zones; the ageing process; saints’ days, quarter days, anniversaries, and other calendrical markers; accession days; and whether there was any awareness at the time of what we would now call the Little Ice Age.

CFP - Medieval and Early Modern Studies Summer Festival

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:04pm
MEMS Festival 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 29, 2022

Join us in Canterbury and online for the eighth annual MEMS Festival at the University of Kent. This two-day event celebrates medieval and early modern history from c. 400 – 1800, and welcomes a wide range of interdisciplinary research topics, including but not limited to, politics, religion, economics, art, drama, literature, and material culture. MEMSFest aims to be a friendly space in which postgraduate students, early career researchers, and academics can share ideas and foster conversations, whilst building a greater sense of community. Undergraduates in their final year of study are also welcome at the conference.

 

The Imaginary Voyage. New, Other, Virtual Worlds, from Thule to the Cyberspace.

updated: 
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 2:04pm
Riccardo Antonangeli / University of Rome "Sapienza"
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2022

The Imaginary Voyage. New, Other, Virtual Worlds, from Thule to the Cyberspace. 

 

 

 

«Onore e gloria a questa moltitudine di viaggiatori e gubernetes dell’immaginazione, nocchieri e piloti sconosciuti, o conosciuti come profeti,filosofi, scrittori, poeti; quasi nessuno di loro ebbe a subire danni, essendo il solo incidente possibile una panne della fantasia.»

 

Daniele Del Giudice, Meccanica per viaggi al limite del conosciuto.

 

 

 

SCMLA Renaissance Drama *EXTENDED DEADLINE* (4/15/22; 10/13-15/22)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 10:38am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

 

We are currently accepting proposal submissions for the Renaissance Drama panel at the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October, 13-15, 2022, in Memphis, TN. Mirroring last year's structure, this year's meeting of the SCMLA will also be hybrid. Therefore, panelists and audience members will have the option to particpate in-person and virtually.

Annual Conference CFP--Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association

updated: 
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 11:59am
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

The 54th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association will take place in person in Salt Lake City, June 16-18, 2022 on the theme of “Navigating Medieval Spaces: Real and Imagined.” 

The conference will be held at the University of Utah, with remote options available for those who cannot travel. In addition to regular sessions and a keynote address, events will include a plenary session highlighting some of the Marriott Library's rare books and manuscripts. We are excited to host a variety of events this year ranging from works-in-progress workshops and pedagogy panels to research presentations.  

Carceral Shakespeare

updated: 
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 4:11pm
Liz Fox (UMass) and Gina Hausknecht (Coe College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Carceral Shakespeare
Edited Collection, Call for Papers

Shakespeare has been in American prisons over the last forty years, in arts programs and college-in-prison classrooms. Even as the landscape of incarceration has shifted—from the War on Drugs to the Fair Sentencing Act, from prison reform to prison abolition—Shakespeare programs have endured. While attention to these programs often reduce them to methods of “reform” and “rehabilitation,” these narratives of redemption do not capture the complexity of what it means to engage with Shakespeare inside the carceral system.

Special Issue of Shakespeare journal: Adapting Shakespearean Romance in Indian Cinema

updated: 
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:18pm
Subhankar Bhattacharya (Cambridge), Thea Buckley (Queen's U Belfast) and Rosa García-Periago (U Murcia)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 25, 2022

A Special Issue of Shakespeare:

Adapting Shakespearean Romance in Indian Cinema

Edited by Subhankar Bhattacharya, Thea Buckley, and Rosa García-Periago

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