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Vagantes Conference on Medieval Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
University of Notre Dame
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

March 9–11, 2017 at the University of Notre Dame.

Vagantes, North America’s largest graduate student conference for medieval studies, is seeking submissions for its 16th annual meeting at the University, of Notre Dame, March 9–11.

NeMLA 2017 The Godly and the Grotesque: The Monstrous Body in Antiquity and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:21am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

In the modern era, the word “monster” has taken on a negative implication, frequently referring to an entity that is fearsome or even harmful. The term has its origins in the Latin monstrum, which meant demonstration or divine sign, and the Greek word teras, which may be translated as strange, wonderful, or marvelous and can signify any entity composed of multiple parts. The “monstrous” figures prominently in descriptions of hybrid creatures originating in Greco-Roman mythology, but these images were often deployed in order to render philosophical, religious, and political ideas.

Shakespeare and Africa

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:37am
Cahiers Shakespeare en devenir
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

This issue would like to explore the relationship between Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, that of Shakespeare but also his contemporaries, and the representation of Africa, or, from a contextual viewpoint, the perception of the African continent in early modern England. The issue will also discuss 19th-21st c. re-writings, appropriations and adaptations of Shakespeare by African and African-American writers, stage directors and film directors.

Proposals may discuss, among other issues:

Slings & Arrows: Performing Shakespeare as Canada

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:49am
Kailin Wright (St. Francis Xavier University), Don Moore (University of Guelph), Andrew Bretz (Wilfrid Laurier University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Request for Papers
Edited collection for submission to the University of Toronto Press.

Slings & Arrows: Performing Shakespeare as Canada

Edited by Kailin Wright (St. Francis Xavier University), Don Moore (University of Guelph), Andrew Bretz (Wilfrid Laurier University)

 

Body Language, Bawdy Talk: Sex and Form in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:53am
University of Michigan Early Modern Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan
invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference,
"Body Language, Bawdy Talk: Sex and Form in Medieval and Early Modern Culture"
at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, March 9-11, 2017.

With keynote lectures by:

Jeffrey Masten (Northwestern) and
Zrinka Stahuljak (UCLA)

And panel responses from the medieval
and early modern faculty at the University of Michigan.

 

New Politics in Early Modern English Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:25pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Since the advent of new historicism and the later development of cultural materialism, politics have been a topic of interest in early modern literature, and recent studies have asked us to conceive of them in new and broader ways, whether they be environmental, ecological, or cognitive, and to focus on different and overlooked outlets, such as pamphlets, free speech, or emotions.

This panel defines politics as an implementation or projection of governance—by a monarch in a kingdom, the head of a household in a domicile, etc.—and aims to assess early modern literature’s ability to present a wide scope of competing politics or political relations by offering the interpretation and/or voicing of plural or alternate realities.

Coriolanus in Focus -- NeMLA 2017 Baltimore

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Shakespeare's late play Coriolanus at first glance seems to be a straightforward case of a haughty patrician whose own pride leads to his loss of stature and life—a tragedy in the classic mold. The majority opinion echoes Olivier who likened him to "a very straightforward, reactionary son of a so-and-so" whose "thoughts are not deep" and Curry who labelled him as "one of the hardest characters to like." However, interesting characters—Shakespeare raised many—resist categorizing.

[REMINDER] CFP Conference "The Fine Art of Lying: Disguise, Dissimulation and Counterfeiting in Early Modern Culture", Florence

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:44pm
The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference - Florence, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference

THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE

Florence, 7 April 2017

The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.

Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”)

A 'Divided' Kingdom: Poetics of Difference in the Medieval British Isles

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:44pm
Medieval Makars Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sponsored by the Medieval Makars Society

 

Call for Papers

Kalamazoo, May 11-14 2017

 

A 'Divided' Kingdom: Poetics of Difference in the Medieval British Isles

 

In studying the work of the medieval Scottish makars, the consideration of the relationship between Scotland and England is a crucial part of establishing a distinctly Scottish expression of nationhood.

 

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