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[UPDATE-DEADLINE EXTENDED] CFP: Early Modern Utopian Literature (SAMLA, November 4-6, 2016)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA Affiliate
contact email: 
deadline: 
Monday, June 6, 2016

2016 marks the 500th anniversary of the first printing of Thomas More’s Utopia, the text that created and provided the name for its own genre.  Since the appearance of More’s text, utopias have been imagined as unreal realities and worlds where people exist according to a specific vision of an author, whose aim might be justice, art, or an imagined reality with a specific agenda. 

We request abstracts that address any aspect of early modern utopianism.  Please submit 250-300 word abstracts along with a brief bio or a one page C.V. by June 6, 2016 to: Dr. Ruth McIntyre, rmcinty1@kennesaw.edu.

Passion, Power, and Rhetoric: Latin Influences on Early Drama

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elza C. Tiner / Lynchburg College
contact email: 
deadline: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE DRAMA SOCIETY

Call for Papers: Leeds IMC 2017

Passion, Power, and Rhetoric: Latin Influences on Early Drama

 

The twenty-fourth International Medieval Congress will take place in Leeds, UK, from 3-6 July 2017.  The IMC seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of all aspects of Medieval Studies. However, every year, the IMC chooses a special thematic strand which – for 2017 – is ‘Otherness’. This focus has been chosen for its wide application across all centuries and regions and its impact on all disciplines devoted to this epoch.

Performing the Monstrous on the Early Modern Stage, RSA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Mello
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deadline: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

This panel seeks proposals that examine the performance of the monstrous on the early modern stage. Performances of the monstrous include but are not limited to deformity, animals, devils, witches, and other supernatural beings performed on stage. Proposals should consider the vibrant medieval iconographic images of the monstrous that continued to stimulate the early modern imagination. Questions to be addressed might include: how did staging the monstrous secure or collpase boundaries between the natural and supernatural realms? Did the monstrous on stage enforce or interrogate political, cultural, or religious authority? How might staging the monstrous call attention to the cultural power of the stage?

Beauty and Truth in Composition and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Georgia and Carolinas College English Association at SAMLA
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deadline: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

 

 

GEORGIA AND CAROLINAS CEA AT SAMLA

In “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” Keats declared that beauty and truth are as one.  But are they? T. S. Eliot called Keats’s pronouncement “meaningless” and “a serious blemish on a beautiful poem.” Scientists and mathematicians debate beauty in terms of symmetry.  Aestheticians ponder what is beautiful and try to determine whether it is true.  Ethicists and theologians explore the moral nexus between beauty and truth. For its 2016 GACCEA at SAMLA session, the GACCEA seeks proposals that discuss beauty and/or truth.  Potential topics include:

A Woman Well Reputed? Porcia/Portia from Antiquity to the Renaissance

updated: 
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America
deadline: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cato’s daughter; Brutus’ wife.  This panel will consider the figure of Porcia in the Renaissance, where she is to be found in a wide range of cultures and genres.  From the earliest accounts, Porcia has been something of a a paradox: heroic and vulnerable; the masculine soul who is also the devoted wife.   No woman in history can have passed into legend more closely defined by her menfolk; let’s give her some room of her own.

 

Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

 

National traditions (eg. Spanish lyrical Porcias; French tragic Porcias)

Exemplary Porcias

Porcia in the visual arts

Female suicide: strength or weakness?

Gender transgression

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
MEARCSTAPA
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deadline: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

SEMA 2016 Proposal

 

Call for Papers for SEMA 2016

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages

 

People and creatures perceived as monstrous or wondrous are often put on display for profit or exploitation. At times, this exhibitionism presents itself as “education.” What has popularly been called the “freak show” achieved its height via the emergence of working class entertainments that transformed visual cultures in the nineteenth century, as exemplified in P.T. Barnum’s circus and its sideshows, but also including innovations such as the stereoscope and the panorama, which prepared the rise of cinema and, later, television.

English and Italian Hybridity

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Saenger / Sergio Costola
deadline: 
Sunday, June 5, 2016

English and Italian Hybridity

CFP for Renaissance Society of America, March 30-April 1, 2017, Chicago, IL.

ANAFORA journal – Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek
contact email: 
deadline: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Anafora, an international journal published by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, invites contributions for the upcoming volume. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Spenser's Jargon

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America (International Spenser Society)
deadline: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Spenser at RSA 2017: Spenser's Jargon

Sponsored by the International Spenser Society

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Spenser's Sustaining Fictions

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 3:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Renaissance Society of America (International Spenser Society)
deadline: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DEADLINE EXTENDED

Spenser at RSA 2017: Spenser's Sustaining Fictions

Sponsored by the International Spenser Society

 

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 15-17, 2016 (Undergrad) (proposals by July 15, 2016)

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:57am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Virginia's College at Wise
contact email: 
deadline: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

The University of Virginia's College at Wise’s Medieval-Renaissance Conference is pleased to accept abstracts for our thirtieth conference.  The conference is an open event that promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies.  Papers by undergraduates covering any area of medieval and renaissance studies—including literature, language, history, philosophy, science, pedagogy, and the arts—are welcome.  Abstracts for papers should be around 300 words in length and should be accompanied by a brief letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor (the latter can be mailed or emailed separately).  A branch campus of the University of Virginia, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a public four-year liberal arts c

Shakespeare's Ashes

updated: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Supriya Chaudhuri/ Shakespeare Society of India
deadline: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Shakespeare’s Ashes

An International Conference, organized by the Shakespeare Society of India

New Delhi, October 21st-22nd, 2016

 

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