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Shakespeare and Shakespearean Criticism

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:51am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

The “Shakespeare and Shakespearean Criticism” permanent section of the 2019 Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals that engage with this year’s conference theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers.” Scholarship that explores issues of duality in Shakespeare’s literature, and in early modern culture broadly, from myriad perspectives will be considered.

Exploring doubling in Shakespeare’s works might begin with attention to any of the following list of topics:

· Duality of texts and paratexts

· Double-meanings (linguistics, semantics, multiple interpretations)

· Double entendre

· Twins, doubles in drama

· Doubled literary sources

Theater as Reflecting the "State-of-the-Nation"

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:46am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

 

Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference

November 14-17, 2019

San Diego, California

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Drama and Society 2: Theater as reflecting the “state-of-the-nation”

 

Theater is a uniquely effective venue for artists to comment on the affairs of a nation, responding to the temper of the times. Not only does it function as a public forum for debate, but the variety of tools in its repertoire renders this art form supremely effective in conveying the complexities that such a comment involves.

Theatre's Clowns and Comic Traditions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:46am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Assocation (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

 

 

Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference

November 14-17, 2019

San Diego, California

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Drama and Society 1: Theatre’s Clowns and Comic Traditions 

 

This panel invites papers that explore the many ways the ever elusive and haunting trope of the clown has been represented in theatre arts: from the Ancients to the Contemporary, from the buffoon to the coulrophobic grotesque, and as a signifier embedded in both Western and non-Western cultures. 

 

French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

updated: 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:24pm
Eric Wistrom / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

From the trial of Marie/Marin le Marcis (1601) to the esthetics of the monstrueux in Pantagruel (1532) and Phèdre (1677) to the shifting literary optic of Jacques le Fataliste et son maître (1796), questions of hybridity, duality, and paradox have remained central to development of the Early Modern literary canon and its related philosophical principles. In keeping with this year’s MMLA convention theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”, papers investigating the complex relationship between the notions of duality, plurality and hybridity will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Bodies in Motion (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:53pm
The Ohio State University Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2019

The Ohio State University’s Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (MRGSA) is currently accepting abstracts and panel proposals for its sixth annual graduate student symposium. This symposium will take place on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at OSU in Columbus, Ohio. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Seeta Chaganti (UC Davis). Prospective papers will be considered by those working in subfields of Medieval and Renaissance studies, and particular attention will be paid to proposals that examine the specific theme of Bodies in Motion as outlined below.

Disseminating Shakespeare in the Nordic Countries, 1789-1914

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 8:53am
Nely Keinänen (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Per Sivefors (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Extended Deadline: Anthology project, ‘Disseminating Shakespeare in the Nordic Countries, 1789 - 1916’

John Milton: Identity, Relationships, Power

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:04pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Milton Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

This session invites submissions for twenty-minute, scholarly presentations on any aspect of John Milton. Especially welcome are proposals addressing the conference theme, “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships.” From Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost to Satan and Jesus in Paradise Regain’d to the Lady and Comus in A Masque, Milton encouraged readers to think power, identity, and relationships in many forms and in many contexts. What might these intersections of power, identity, and relationship reveal to us about Milton as a poet and political activist? By Friday, May 25, please submit an abstract of 200 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr.

Crime and Punishment: From the Medieval and Early Modern to the Neo-Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:41pm
Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Questions of crime and punishment are writ large across many of our social and political spaces. We see injustice navigated on social media and protested in the streets, spun on film and fought in music. The narratives of criminals and law makers, sometimes valorised and sometimes vilified, surround us.

MARGIN Symposium 2019: Out of Place / Out of Time

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:37pm
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network (MARGIN)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

MARGIN Symposium 2019

“OUT OF PLACE / OUT OF TIME”

New York University

May 3, 2019

 

The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Student Network (MARGIN) is proud to announce the third annual MARGIN Symposium on Friday, May 3, 2019. The theme of this year’s symposium is OUT OF PLACE / OUT OF TIME. We invite papers that participate in a larger discussion of temporalities and places.

Duality in the Early Modern Period

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:41am
Mark J. Radomski / University of Wisconsin-Madison / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Special Sessions Call for Papers

“Duality in the Early Modern Period”

Midwest Modern Language Association

Chicago, IL

November 14-17

 

2019 Southeastern Renaissance Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:38am
Southeastern Renaissance Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 7, 2019

The Southeastern Renaissance Conference invites submissions for our 76th annual conference, which will be hosted by North Carolina State University on October 18-19, 2019 in Raleigh, NC.

Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance literature, history, philosophy, music, art, or culture. Please submit your full essay (20-minute reading time maximum, or no more than 2,500 words) here:  SRC Paper Submission Module.

For consideration for the 2019 Conference, papers must be submitted by: June 7, 2019.  Those submitting papers for the 2019 Conference will receive a response from the SRC by: July 1, 2019.

Bodies in Motion

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:54am
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (OSU)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

The Ohio State University’s Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association (MRGSA) is currently accepting abstracts for its sixth annual graduate student symposium. This symposium will take place on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at OSU in Columbus, Ohio. Prospective papers will be considered by those working in assorted subfields of Medieval and Renaissance studies, and particular attention will be paid to proposals that examine the specific theme of Bodies in Motion as outlined below.

 

Renaissance Drama, SCMLA 10/24-26

updated: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:21am
Kris McAbee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Renassance Drama regular session at South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) seeks papers on Renaissance Drama for presentation at the annual meeting, October 24-26, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Please submit abstracts of 200 words or fewer to Dr. Kris McAbee (kxmcabee@ualr.edu) by March 31, 2019

 

UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIII

updated: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 12:30pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, UVa-Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Sponsored by the Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, the UVa-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies. This year's conference begins on Thursday, Sept. 26, and concudes on Saturday, Sept.

Revised CfC--English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:50am
Edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty

Edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre

The Editors have been delighted at the proposals we have received thus far, and hope that more will come in before the 1 May 2019 deadline.

With fewer than 2 months to go, however, we have decided to issue a revised Call for Contributors to advertise the consorts that we have received no abstracts for.

So, while we are keen to hear from prospective authors on any consort, we are especially looking for submissions on:

Norman to Early Plantagenet Consorts

“Strange Habits”: Clothes, climes, and the environment in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:48am
Prof. Anne-Marie Miller-Blaise / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

International Conference

 

“Strange Habits”: Clothes, climes, and the environment in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

 

 

Organized bySophie Chiari (Université Clermont Auvergne) andAnne-Marie Miller-Blaise (Institut Universitaire de France, Université Paris-3 Sorbonne Nouvelle)

 

14-16 May 2020

 

Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA)

 

 

SAMLA 2019: Language of Truth on the Early Modern Stage

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:36am
Kathleen Kalpin Smith, SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 19, 2019

The Language of Truth on the Early Modern Stage

Soliciting papers for a paper session at SAMLA in Atlanta, GA, Nov 8-10, 2019.  This session will respond to the conference theme of “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships” by addressing the language of truth on the early modern stage.  How do characters identify and categorize “truth”?  What is “truth,” how does one identify it, and what value is ascribed to it? The panel welcomes a variety of approaches to the topic. Please send title, abstract (350 words max), and abbreviated cv by April 19, 2019 to Dr. Katie Kalpin Smith at: katiek@usca.edu.

 

21st-Century Donne

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:32am
MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

MLA 2020 / Seattle WA, January 9-12, 2020 21st-Century Donne This panel invites proposals concerning the continued engagement with Donne in the contemporary moment.  Any perspective considered, including comparative studies and research or pedagogical methodology. 300-word abstract and brief CV.   Deadline for submissions:  March 20, 2019Kimberly Johnson, Brigham Young University (kimberly_johnson@byu.edu)

SCSC 2019: Angry Spenser

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:17am
International Spenser Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

For this year's Sixteenth Century Conference, to be held from 17-20 October in St. Louis, Missouri, the International Spenser Society will sponsor a panel on "Angry Spenser". Affect studies are all the rage at present, and the affect of rage is everywhere in Spenser's work. From The Faerie Queene's personifications and allegorical figures (Furor, Pyrochles, Atin) to the bitter satire of "Mother Hubberd's Tale" to the ostensible counsel of A View of the Present State of Ireland, Spenser's poetry not only explores the state, causes, and consequences of rage and wrath of all kinds but is frequently laced with anger.

2019 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

updated: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 12:20pm
Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

27th Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

12-13 April 2019

Call for Papers

We invite abstracts for 20-minute conference presentations on any aspect of Early British Literature from the beginnings through the 18th Century.  Papers on all aspects of teaching, interpretation, and research of Early British Literature are invited.  Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are encouraged to apply.

The 2019 Keynote Address will be "The Metamorphic Worlds of Early Modern Literature," by Dr. Seth Lerer, Distinguished Professor of Literature, The University of California at San Diego.

“Periodizing Race” (MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:22am
MLA Chaucer Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

“Periodizing Race”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)

What can/should be the role of the premodern in the transhistorical history of race? Chaucer/Shakespeare’s entanglements in the history of racialization; the history of race before race. Please submit 250-word abstracts of roundtable-length papers by March 1st to susie-phillips@northwestern.edu and/or mmdowd1@ua.edu

MLA 2020: Early Modern Resilience: Shakespeare and Beyond

updated: 
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 3:41pm
Christina M. Squitieri
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

MLA 2020: "Early Modern Resilience: Shakespeare and Beyond," Special Session

How does early modern literature portray the resilience of women or other marginalized groups in times of crisis? What strength or power is found in resilience? Is resilience similar to #resist, the experience of domestic violence, or #metoo? How can we understand resilience within feminist criticism, critical race theory, post-colonialism, or other methodologies? How does resilience change our reading (or performance) of a text, and can we begin to theorize the way resilience functions in the early modern world? All texts from the early modern world and all methodologies welcome.

The Sidneys at the Sixteenth-Century Society Conference, 2019

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:56am
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 25, 2019

CFP: Sidney(s) at SCSC, St Louis, October 2019

The International Sidney Society invites proposals/abstracts for three sessions to be held at the 2019 Sixteenth Century Society Conference.  We invite proposals on any topic relating to the life and work of Sir Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Countess of Pembroke, Robert Sidney Earl of Leicester, and/or Lady Mary Wroth.

Some of the topics that we thought might be addressed include:

"Earth"

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:49am
"Earth, Sea, Sky," in association with TORCH at University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

September 19th-20th, TORCH, University of Oxford

“Earth, Sea, Sky” is an international environmental humanities research network

(http://torch.ox.ac.uk/earth-sea-sky). Our central aims are 1. to examine the varied and

contested medieval and early modern approaches to the natural world, and 2. to

consider how this premodern archive resonates with environmental degradation and

global warming in our current moment. In three linked symposia we will focus on each

domain of “Earth, Sea, Sky.”

 

Shakespeare Session at Rocky Mountain MLA

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:16am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS 2019

SHAKESPEARE SESSION

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Conference Dates: October 10-12, 2019

Hotel Paso del Norte

El Paso, TX

 

Wooden O Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:34am
Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare's plays. The 2019 conference seeks papers that investigate our 2019 theme: The Ties that Bind. Topics could range from familial relationships, playwright associations, or the societal bonds that connect Shakespeare's characters. Consideration will also be given to papers dealing with first folio connections in conjunctions with The Book of Will. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme.

MLA 2020 in Seattle Channeling Relations in Medieval England and France

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 8:38am
Jennifer Alberghini
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Universities often separate into departments based on geographic regions as seen in the designations of “English” and “French.” Yet for medieval studies, these two regions were not completely separate entities, but deeply entwined with culture, land, and even leadership frequently changing hands or uniting them together. Based on the 2018 conference of the same name, this panel aims to bring together scholars of English and French—as well as other disciplines—to show how their work necessarily crosses the boundaries between these two fields.

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