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Monstrous Monarchs/Royal Monsters

updated: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 1:17pm
MEARCSTAPA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

For Medieval Association of the Pacific 2018 Conference, Las Vegas Nevada (April 2018)

Teaching Shakespeare In and Beyond the Classroom [Deadline Extended!]

updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 1:32pm
The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at the University of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 13, 2017

TEACHING SHAKESPEARE IN AND BEYOND THE CLASSROOM [Deadline Extended!]

February 23rd and 24th, 2018
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

This conference invites papers that address teaching Shakespeare to non-English majors, whether those non-majors are students or member of local communities. We encourage papers from both academic and non-academic settings, including papers that consider dominant teaching philosophies and praxes currently in use in the university classroom and presentations considering various outreach programs. Papers may address any of the following:

2018 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

updated: 
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:20am
Brandon University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

2018 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada

April 26-28, 2018

Call for papers

We invite abstracts for 20-minute conference presentations on any aspect of British literature from the 18th-century and earlier, for the 2018 NPCEBL annual conference.  Scholars from any academic rank (including undergraduate students) are invited to apply.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Randall Martin, Professor at the University of New Brunswick, and author of Shakespeare and Ecology (Oxford University Press, 2015), speaking on the subject of

“Shakespeare and the Natural World”

[REMINDER: ABSTRACTS DUE 11/1] Bridges to and from the Renaissance (CEA 4/5-7/2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 10:25am
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers: “Bridges to and from the Renaissance” at CEA,  April  5-April 7, 2018

| CEA 49th Annual Conference: “Bridges”

| Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront,  333 1st St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701

| Phone: (727) 894-5000

This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of the “bridges” in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the 49th annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies. 

Keynote Update: Professor David Norbrook at the Second Annual Early Modern Women Writers’ Colloquium, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25-27 March 2018

updated: 
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:42pm
Stella Achilleos
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 22, 2017

We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker at the Second Annual Early Modern Women Writers’ Colloquium will be Professor David Norbrook who will speak on Lucy Hutchinson.

 

THE SECOND ANNUAL EARLY MODERN WOMEN WRITERS’ COLLOQUIUM

At the 6th Annual Othello’s Island Conference 2018, Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, Cyprus, 25 to 27 March 2018

Full information at www.othellosisland.wixsite.com/emww


Lead Convenors:​

Writings from Scotland Before the Union: 2018

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:46am
Centre for Scottish Culture, University of Dundee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Professor John  J. McGavin

 

University of Dundee, April 21st 2018

 

Now in its second year, Writings from Scotland Before the Union: 2018 is a one-day conference which will continue to explore all areas of literature prior to the Act of Union in 1707.

Hosted by the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee, the conference aims to gain a further understanding of how Scotland saw herself in literary terms before formal Union.

Abstracts are welcome on any topic concerning writing from pre-Union Scotland, though some areas of particular interest include the following:

Shakespeare’s Migrants and Exiles – Shakespeare Across Borders

updated: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:46pm
Shakespeare Seminar 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

In Shakespeare’s works characters are frequently banished from court, from the city or their country. Some move voluntary and many make their first appearance with a history of migration. Some yearn for their home, some are glad to escape persecution. Some bemoan the loss of their identity, some embrace a new identity abroad. People are exiled for various reasons, banished from another’s present, from a place, or from memory. Exile may mean a new chance or certain death. Migrants are greeted with hope, with fear, with fierce rejection. In a more abstract sense, Shakespeare’s plays and poems themselves became migrant texts as they were performed by travelling players or otherwise transmitted across time and space.

ANAFORA journal – Call for Papers 2017-18

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:27pm
Sanja Runtic
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Call for Papers

 

Anafora, an international journal published by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, invites contributions for the upcoming special issue 4.1 on theory, criticism, and pedagogy of adaptation and the 2018 issues 5.1 and 5.2. 

Exploring the Renaissance 2018: An International Conference

updated: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:26pm
South Central Renaissance Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Exploring the Renaissance 2018: An International Conference

April 12-14, 2018

The Georgian Terrace Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia

 

The South-Central Renaissance Conference, which has met annually since its founding in 1951, is an interdisciplinary association of Renaissance scholars with members primarily from North America and Europe.  SCRC takes pride in being one of the oldest and friendliest Renaissance conferences in North America.

 

Invited Speakers


Anemoi: Undergraduate Journal of Premodern Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 8:38am
Anemoi, New College of Florida Journal of Premodern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Anemoi is a peer-reviewed undergraduate journal of pre-modern studies being published by students at New College of Florida in Sarasota. We are looking for submissions and team members. We aim to provide a voice and CV opportunities to undergraduates.

Submissions must handle a 'pre-modern' topic, which may range broadly from classics to early modern studies, and should be directed towards an audience not necessarily bringing with them a background in the field. Papers should explain particular terminology and essential background. We encourage papers under a range of interdisciplinary topics within these fields, including but not limited to music, history, theology, literature, drama, philosophy, art, language, and economics.

New Directions for Rhetorical Studies in Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:02pm
Mark Kaethler and Anton Bergstrom / Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Rhetoric and literature obviously have an intricate shared history in early modern studies evidenced by the likes of George Puttenham’s Art of English Poesie (1579) among other manuals and treatises, but studies continue to demonstrate that there is more to be examined at this scholarly intersection. By applying research in cognitive studies, for instance, Raphael Lyne offers a new perspective on Shakespeare’s use of rhetoric, and in a forthcoming piece Michael Ullyot and Adam Bradley employ digital technologies in order to study the applications of rhetorical tropes like gradatio in early modern drama more broadly. This panel seeks to discuss what other innovations or findings are possible with or without novel applications.

Keynote Update: Simon Stephens at the Comparative Drama Conference, April 5-7, 2017

updated: 
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:55pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017

42nd Comparative Drama ConferenceText & PresentationCall for PapersApril 5-7, 2018Orlando, Florida 2018 Keynote Event

April 6, 2017      8 p.m. (followed by a reception)

A Conversation with Simon Stephens

“401 years after Shakespeare: Shifting Paradigms from the Shakespearean Human to the Post-human”

updated: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:07am
The Heritage College and Shakespeare Society of Eastern India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017

                                                                                                                                                

International Conference on “401 years after Shakespeare: Shifting Paradigms from the Shakespearean Human to the Post-human”

24th and 25th November 2017

Organized by The Heritage College (Department of English)  in collaboration with the     Shakespeare Society of Eastern India

Venue: The Heritage Campus

 

Concept Note:

Neo-Latin Scholarship on the Slavs

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:37pm
The Ján Stanislav Institute of Slavistics, Slovak Academy of Sciences
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Almost all branches of modern science and scholarship, including humanities, can trace their existence back to at least early modern times when Latin was a common medium of European erudition. Yet, present-day researchers in individual disciplines are largely unaware of the existence of early modern Latin scholarship related to their respective fields of study.      

author.net: a cross-disciplinary conference on distributed authorship

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:37pm
Francesca Martelli, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

author.net

a cross-divisional conference on distributed authorship

 

UCLA, October 5th-6th 2018

 

Organizers:

Sean Gurd, Professor of Classics, University of Missouri

Francesca Martelli, Assistant Professor of Classics, UCLA

 

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: January 15, 2018

 

CFP: III International Conference on “Hermeneutics of Symbol, Myth and ‘Modernity of Antiquity’ in Italian Literature and the Arts..." (15-16, December 2017)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Please consider submitting a proposal for the following Call for Papers.

 

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III International Conference on “Hermeneutics of Symbol, Myth and ‘Modernity of Antiquity’ in Italian Literature and the Arts from the Renaissance up to the Present Day” (Milan, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 15-16, December 2017)

 

Deadline: 24 October 2017

 

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano) - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

 

Male Appropriations of the Female Form in Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

While his most famous crossdressing characters are women posing as men––including Rosalind from As You Like ItTwelfth Night’s Viola, and The Merchant of Venice’s Portia––William Shakespeare also twice imagines male characters posing as women: Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor and the page playing Christopher Sly’s wife in The Taming of the Shrew. Male characters also pass (to varying degrees) as women in works by Sidney, Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher, and others. But while much has been made of the “squeaking” boy actors who played women’s parts on the early modern stage, very little critical attention has been paid to male characters wearing women’s weeds in early modern literature.

Beyond Bannatyne: Celebrating 450 years of the Bannatyne Manuscript

updated: 
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10:21am
Medieval Makars Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017

In 1568, George Bannatyne fled Edinburgh to the countryside during a plague outbreak. To pass the time during his isolation, he complied an anthology of Scots literature that inevitably created an important collection indicative of a rich medieval and Early Modern Scottish poetic heritage. The Bannatyne Manuscript is one of the most prolific and thorough collections of medieval Scottish literature, providing a window into Scottish literary culture and medieval society. Divided into five sections based on content, the manuscript features poetry that explores theology, moral and philosophical themes, satire, gender and love, and allegories.

Leeds International Medieval Congress 2018: The Textual Afterlives of Medieval Mystics, Visionaries, and Prophets

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:30pm
Justine Trombley
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Recent scholarship has noted the importance of viewing medieval manuscripts at many stages of their “lives”, not merely confined to the mechanics of their production and the immediate contexts of their creation, but also viewing them within each cultural context that they encountered throughout their existence. This session aims to apply this approach to manuscripts of medieval mystical, visionary, or prophetic/revelatory texts, examining their reception and use long after their original composition and the lives of their authors. These genres produced some of the most provocative and controversial texts of the Middle Ages, with often complicated reception histories.

UPDATE: Imagining Other Worlds: Setting in Early Modern English Drama

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:27pm
Philip Goldfarb Styrt/Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Every play imagines its own world—but the worlds they imagine must in some way connect with their audience, both past and present. This panel invites perspectives on early modern English drama that considers the balance between these two poles: the imagined world of the setting and its connection to the surrounding culture in early modern England. This balance is particularly important in early modern English drama for both historical reasons—an increased awareness of other worlds and their different reality within the expanding cultural purview of the early modern English—and literary ones—since so much criticism of these plays has focused on their relation to early modern England itself to the exclusion of their frequently quite disparate settings.

NeMLA 2018 Panel: Ancient Myth and National Spaces in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:24pm
Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski and James Coleman / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Please consider submitting an abstract to the following session at the NeMLA's 49th Convention that will take place April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA:

Ancient Myth and National Spaces in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

In this current age of resurgent nationalism, questions of national origin and legitimation take on a new importance. This panel, which welcomes submissions from scholars working within or across different national literary traditions, will explore the use of ancient myth in justifications of territorial conquests and the defense and legitimation of national spaces.

 Issues that papers may address include (but are not limited to):

Ancient and pseudo-ancient foundation myths 

'Theatre People of Shakespeare's Time': A Special Issue of the Journal Shakespeare

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:57am
Shakespeare: Journal of the British Shakespeare Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of Richard Burbage, a member of the family who gave us the first purpose-built theatre in Shakespeare's London. By exploring his life, and those around him, historians have been able to unearth much valuable information about the early modern theatre industry. Scholarship about other theatre people – prompted by their work, the archive, or both – has similarly added to our knowledge of the theatre in Shakespeare's time. We have learnt about the period's theatre from Philip Henslowe's diary, Anthony Munday's pageants, Richard Brome's contract, and George Wilkins' lawsuits.

Reminder: LANDSCAPES OF EMOTIONS IN ITALIAN LITERATURE

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:46am
Stefania Porcelli and Luisanna Sardu
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In light of expanding literary theories contributing to a better understanding of emotions and affects in literary texts, this panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the representation of emotions in Italian literature and art.

Proposals that analyze early modern through contemporary Italian literary production are welcome. We seek papers exploring the manner in which writers convey emotions to their readers, to the literary community of their day and to their society at large.

Landscapes of Emotions in Italian Literature

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:25am
NeMLA April 12-15, 2018, Pittsburgh (PA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In light of expanding literary theories contributing to a better understanding of emotions and affects in literary texts, this panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the representation of emotions in Italian literature and art.

Proposals that analyze early modern through contemporary Italian literary production are welcome. We seek papers exploring the manner in which writers convey emotions to their readers, to the literary community of their day and, to their society at large.

Memory and Remembrance in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:21pm
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association and Medieval Association of the Pacific
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Joint Conference of the

Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association and Medieval Association of the Pacific

 

“Memory and Remembrance in the Middle Ages and Renaissance”University of Nevada, Las VegasLas Vegas, NevadaApril 12-15, 2018 

 

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo CFP - King John / Shakespeare and Justice

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 1:15pm
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo

International Congress for Medieval Studies 2018

 

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo invites submissions for two sessions at the 2018 Congress, which will be held at Western Michigan University on May 10-13, 2018.

 

Emotional Nation, National Emotions in Medieval and Renaissance French Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:56pm
Charles-Louis Morand Métivier
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

-NeMLA 2018 in Pittsburgh, Emotional Nation, National Emotions in Medieval and Renaissance French Literature Recent scholarship has acknowledged the importance of emotions in the premodern and medieval periods, notably how they were an important part of community building, as well as of political, intellectual, and religious worlds. This panel will explore how emotions were used in literature about the nascent idea of the French nation. If the French kingdom was “naturally” built around the image of the sovereign, some events weakened and threatened its power, even causing profound institutional crises.

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