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Sovereignty and Early Modern Literary Representation

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:59am
North Eastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The nature of sovereignty and its related concerns were central for political theorists of the early modern period (Renaissance). These questions continued to circulate in succeeding centuries, and returned with particular significance in the late 20th and 21st centuries, especially among continental political philosophers. This seminar will engage with questions surrounding sovereignty in both early modern literary texts as they relate to debates about sovereignty in their own time and/or in the present.

SHAKESPEARE ON FILM AND TELEVISION

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:58am
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

shakespeare on film and television

The 2019 PCA/ACA Conference will be held from Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20, at the Wardman Park Marriot, Washington, D.C.  
 

For conference information: http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/  

CALL FOR PAPERS: 

The Shakespeare on Film and Television area explores Shakespeare in a variety of media beyond the traditional stage, including film, television, anime, and magna adaptations.  We have previously had papers on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.

Renaissance Vegetarianism - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 10:58am
Andrea Crow / Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019 - Toronto

Panel - Renaissance Vegetarianism

The study of early modern food has blossomed in recent years. As scholars have parsed the politics of changing dining practices, the role of recipes in intellectual history, and the growing perception of food ethics as inextricable from social identity, dietary beliefs and habits have begun to be seen as central to early modern studies. One of the most striking dietary trends that spread across Europe in this period, however, remains underexamined: the rise of vegetarianism.

Messy Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Body in Pre-Modern Culture (ICMS 2019)

updated: 
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:11am
Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network (MARGIN), NYU
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Following our end-of-the-year symposium, the Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Interdisciplinary Network welcomes papers for our two sessions on Messy Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Body in Pre-Modern Culture.

New Geographies in Political Thought: The Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Mediterranean (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:31pm
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 6, 2018

New Geographies in Political Thought: The Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Mediterranean (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)

 

Part of a series of panels designed to expand the range of “early modern political thought,” this call seeks proposals for papers concentrating on political/legal thought that engage the peoples, locations, and issues of the Ottoman Empire and the early modern eastern Mediterranean.

 

Political Thought and the Early Modern Environment (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March 2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:30pm
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 6, 2018

Writing in 1651 Thomas Hobbes famously described life in the state of nature as “nasty, brutish, and short.” While much of Hobbes’ work—and the larger field of political thought—has centered on reading the human side of that description, the phrase might also be taken to indicate elements of the lived natural world. Indeed, it is difficult to separate considerations of human life, law, and politics from the ecosystem that helps constitute them.

 

New Geographies in Political Thought: The Americas and Caribbean (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:34am
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 6, 2018

New Geographies in Political Thought: The Americas and Caribbean  (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 March)

 

Part of a series of panels designed to expand the range of “early modern political thought,” this call seeks proposals for papers concentrating on political/legal thought that engage the peoples, locations, and issues of North America, South America, and the Caribbean.  

 

Deadline Extended: Spenser's Ethics (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:33am
Renaissance Society of America/International Spenser Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Spenser's Ethics Where should we look in Spenser’s writing to reconstruct the poet’s ethics? Or a Spenserian ethic? Should we look to the legendary virtues that organize the books of The Faerie Queene? To the various forms that his fictions take? To the figures of speech through which he constructs (and reconstructs) ideas and conceptual categories? To the kinds of readers and readings his work has attracted and/or fashioned? This panel seeks papers that investigate the tension between the requirements we bring to the texts and authors we champion and the capacity for writing to shape our evaluations.

Rewriting and Adapting Classical Women in the Italian Renaissance (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

From compendia of “illustrious women” modelled on Boccaccio’s De mulieribus claris, to Machiavelli’s Lucrezia in the Mandragola, to Giambattista Gelli’s (male-driven) philosophical dialogue La Circe, women from the classical tradition are resurrected in many forms and to many ends over the course of the Italian Renaissance. This panel seeks to investigate how authors and intellectuals rewrote, revised, and (in some cases) reclaimed classical women in Renaissance Italian discourse and literature. 

Topics, authors, and questions that papers might address include, but are not limited to:

Wonder Women: Amazons in the Early Modern European Imagination (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:41am
Victoria Fanti
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The blockbuster success of the 2017 film Wonder Woman reignited a global interest in the figure of the Amazon, eliciting celebrations of female strength and independence alongside debates about her exoticism and sexualization. A sequel, already highly anticipated by many, is slated for release in late 2019.

Deadline Extended: Spenser's Afterlives (RSA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:02am
International Spenser Society/Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

This panel is a broad call for papers on Spenser's Afterlives: How have people read his poetry? What have people done with his poetry?  Possible topics include: Spenser's immediate imitators (e.g. Giles and Phineas Fletcher); translations of Spenser (e.g. the Latin translations of The Shepheardes Calendar in the 17th c.); The Faerie Queene as children's literature; Spenser's influence on Milton, Melville, or Hawthorne; Spenser's influence on 20th and 21st century fantasy literature (Tolkein, C.S.

Books and Bodies in Early Modern England - RSA 2019

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 12:52pm
Jillian Linster (University of South Dakota) and Harry Newman (Royal Holloway, University of London)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Books and Bodies in Early Modern England

Organizers: Jillian Linster (University of South Dakota) and Harry Newman (Royal Holloway, University of London)

For a proposed panel at RSA 2019 (Toronto, March 17-19)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Early Modern Hispanic Theater in Performance and Adaptation'

updated: 
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:58am
Charles Patterson, Western Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: EXTENDED DEADLINE EDITION

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Early Modern Hispanic Theater in Performance and Adaptation
Presiding Officer: Charles Patterson, Western Washington University
Proposal Due Date: August 1st, see our CFP page for open sessions (https://www.pamla.org/2018/topic-areas)

Panel description:

“Early Modern Women’s Mobilities”

updated: 
Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:52am
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Early Modern Women:

An Interdisciplinary Journal

 

Volume 14.1 (Fall 2019) will feature a forum on

“Early Modern Women’s Mobilities”

 

The scholarship on early modern women has moved far beyond the long-held notion that women remained in the home. Indeed, mobility was a defining feature of many women’s lives.  For this forum, we are interested not only in examples of women’s mobility, but also research that interrogates the far-reaching implications of that mobility for women and considers how it informs our understanding of gender in the early modern world.

 

Renaissance Vegetarianism

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:36am
Andrea Crow / Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019 - Toronto

Panel - Renaissance Vegetarianism

The study of early modern food has blossomed in recent years. As scholars have parsed the politics of changing dining practices, the role of recipes in intellectual history, and the growing perception of food ethics as inextricable from social identity, dietary beliefs and habits have begun to be seen as central to early modern studies. One of the most striking dietary trends that spread across Europe in this period, however, remains underexamined: the rise of vegetarianism.

3rd Annual Early Modern Women Writers' Colloquium 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 11:16am
Othello's Island
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Third Annual Early Modern Women Writers' Colloquium (2019)

A collaboration between Othello's Island 2019, the International Margaret Cavendish Society, the University of Cyprus, Northern Arizona University, the University of Sheffield and the Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Cyprus

Postgraduate English Journal Call for Submissions (Issue 37)

updated: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 4:05pm
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s Online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by Friday, August 31, 2018 for the journal’s 37th edition.

MEARCSTAPA/Preternature special issue

updated: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 11:23am
MEARCSTAPA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

MEARCSTAPA

Call for Papers

 

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application) invites papers on any topic of Monsters/Monster theory, or the Supernatural/Uncanny for a special issue of the journal Preternature(PSU Press). The special issue will celebrate MEARCSTAPA’s tenth anniversary as an academic society dedicated to the study of the monstrous.

 

Medicine and Religion in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1550-1800: Call for Chapter Submissions to Edited Volume

updated: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:07am
Kathleen Miller (University of Toronto/Queen's University Belfast)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 22, 2018

This edited volume interrogates the intersection of medicine and religion in a trans-Atlantic context in the early modern period, from 1550 to 1800. Kathleen Miller, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Toronto/Queen’s University Belfast and author of The Literary Culture of Plague in Early Modern England (Palgrave Macmillan), will edit the volume and seeks out chapter submissions in the areas of literature, history and book history. 

Chapters may address, though are not limited to, the following topics:

RSA 2019: Transforming Bodies in Early Modern Drama (July 16th, 2018)

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:39pm
Christina M. Squitieri / New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 16, 2018

Renaissance Society of America (RSA) 2019: 17–19 March 2019, Toronto, Canada

Transforming Bodies in Early Modern Drama

**This is a guaranteed session**

Special Issue "Shakespeare and Digital Humanities: New Perspectives and Future Directions"

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:47am
Humanities (ISSN 2076-0787).
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

Shakespeare is now fundamentally digital. The technologies, resources and cultures of the digital age influence how we humans variously read, watch, research, and teach Shakespeare. This influence occurs in both apparent but also unseen ways since digital technologies include hidden processes, or non-human actors such as algorithms. In fact, the thing we call “Shakespeare” is the consequence of the interaction of agential humans and digital, non-human actors. The Special Issue of Humanities explores this technogenic dynamic and its significance for understandings of Shakespeare’s works and their cultural afterlives.

Origins and Assemblages of the "Modern;" Shakespeare and the Gothic Imagination

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:32am
Lucian Ghita (Clemson University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Writing in 1800, the Marquis de Sade claimed that the Gothic was the inevitable product of the revolutionary tremors felt throughout Europe. In revealing the proximity between poetic and political terror, the Gothic became the inescapable condition and symptom of modernity itself. The rise of the Gothic in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe is closely bound up with the discovery of Shakespeare as a "modern dramatist" by Hegel and, later, Marx. Like the Gothic, Shakespeare's plays had a propensity for exploring the "dark underbelly" of the new modern world. This seminar explores the mutually constitutive relationship between "Shakespeare" and "the Gothic," viewed as cultural catalysts for modernity and modern creativity.

RSA Panel: The Female Body as Text in Renaissance Literature

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Allison Collins, UCLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

As the Renaissance saw a rise in female literacy and texts addressed to women readers, the relationship between gender and genre was foregrounded in debates about the appropriate texts for women to read – or if it was appropriate for women to read at all.  These conversations particularly centered on the genre of romance, simultaneously a genre classed as feminine and a genre deemed morally inappropriate for women to read. While these debates raged outside literary texts, within the texts themselves, we see women reading and women as objects to be read – both by the reader of the text and by other characters within the text. How does the female body serve as a text within a text?

Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:05am
Grand Valley State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 23, 2018

GRAND VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CONFERENCE
“My Crown is in My Heart, Not on My Head” –3 Henry VI 3.1

          
Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 2018         
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

                                                                                     CALL FOR PAPERS –DEADLINE EXTENDED!! JUlY 23, 2018

*Rolling acceptances for proposals received between Feb 1 and June 1. Final acceptances sent out first week of August.

~ Visit gvsu.edu/shakesconference for proposal submission, registration and conference deta 

Shakespeare and Related Topics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:20am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

PAMLA 116th Annual Conference-Bellingham, WA
Nov 9-11, 2018
Western Washington University

Shakespeare and Related Topics

We are seeking proposals focusing on Shakespeare and his time, Shakespeare and/or his peers, the influence of Shakespeare on later works of literature, adaptations of Shakespeare, and other proposals that touch on any aspect of Shakespeare and related topics. As a standing session we welcome paper proposals on a wide variety of topics; however, papers that address the conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages" in relation to Shakespeare are particularly welcome.

Status:
Open (accepting submissions until June 27)

CFP for Special Panel on "Charm," Medieval/Renaissance Area, MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association)

updated: 
Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 2:56pm
MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

29th Annual Conference, November 8-10, 2018

The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA)

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD

Call for Special Panel on Charm and the Middle Ages and/or Renaissance

Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2018

Early Modern English Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:38am
Aletria: Revista de Estudos de Literatura is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal, sponsored by the Graduate Program in Literary Studies of the School of Letters of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) since 1993.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

EXTENDED DEADLINE

Call for paper: Aletria v. 28, n.3 (2018) – Early Modern English Literature

Early modern English authors (c. 1453-1789) wrote in a period of unprecedented national and international political, cultural, social, religious, and scientific changes. Literature in English across a range of traditional and alternative genres reflected, resisted, and redefined these developments. We invite papers that identify and analyse the many forms of evidence of the literary engagement with transformative issues, events, and axes within and outside of the British Isles.

Editors of the number: Elizabeth Sauer (Brock University, Canada) and Luiz Fernando Ferreira Sá (UFMG)

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