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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.

ICMS 2018 - Disability, Devotion, and Subjectivity in Medieval and Renaissance England

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:55pm
José Villagrana, Bates College / Spencer Strub, UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

This panel invites trans-historical and trans-disciplinary examinations of pre-modern disability studies, focusing particularly on the construction of the devotional subject across the lines of periodicity. Medievalists and early modernists working in the burgeoning field of disability studies have shown that “disability” was an operative category in premodern texts, with subjects constituted by different or “non-standard” bodies, minds, and spirits. This roundtable proposes to extend this conversation by turning to religious experience and devotion, an important discursive field for the construction of identity by marginalized and/or minority groups.

  

 

Representations and Recollections of Empire

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 12:51pm
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS      

Volume 5 

Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites essay submissions for Volume Five on the theme of ‘Representations and Recollections of Empire’.

In its broadest sense, empire as a term is used to describe a state or cluster of lands and states ruled by a monarch or emperor. With its implications of wide and far reaching dominion, empire as a concept also lends itself to a broad range of subject areas that may consider a number of cultural groups and historical periods, concepts of power and dominance, influence and control. Topics may include but are not limited to:

Attending to Early Modern Women 2018

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:15pm
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Attending to Early Modern Women: Action and Agency 

Call for Proposals

June 14-17, 2018     Milwaukee, WI

The Oswald Review

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 2:11pm
University of South Carolina, Aiken
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Oswald Review is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor’s endorsement).

Imagining Other Worlds: Setting in Early Modern English Drama

updated: 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 6:42pm
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. 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.

"Prosthetic Immortalities" Seminar for ACLA 2018 in Los Angeles

updated: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 2:17pm
Adam R. Rosenthal / ACLA 2018, March 29 - April 1
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

2018 Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association


University of California, Los Angeles

March 29 – April 1

Seminar: Prosthetic Immortalities: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Logic of Survival

Abstracts due September 21, 9am EST; submit through the ACLA online portal.

 

Organizer: Adam R. Rosenthal, Texas A&M University

Prosthetic Immortalities: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Logic of Survival

 

Bridges to and from the Renaissance (CEA 4/5-7/2018)

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:50pm
Lynne M. Simpson, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

“Bridges to and from the Renaissance” at CEA,  April 5-7, 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. 

"Something Sexy: Gender, Sexuality, and Reproduction"

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:44pm
The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association of the Ohio State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Papers

 

The Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Student Association of the Ohio State University Annual Conference

 

Special Colloquium Topic: "Something Sexy: Gender, Sexuality, and Reproduction"

 

Date: Saturday, 28 October 2017

 

Abstracts due: 1 October 2017

 

PCA 2018, Indianapolis, Medievalism in Popular Culture area - proposals due 10/1/17

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:42pm
PCA/ACA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

PCA/ACA 2018 National Conference

March 28th – 31st, 2018 – Indianapolis, Indiana

 

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Anglo-Saxon, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods.  These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc.   For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

 

“Creative Pedagogies: Approaches to the Commonplace Book”

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Sarah E Parker/International Congress on Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Apologies for cross posting:

 Call for session proposals for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, 10-13 May 2018 in Kalamazoo, MI.

Title: “Creative Pedagogies: Approaches to the Commonplace Book”

Format: Roundtable Discussion (10 minute presentations with time for discussion)

Contact Person and Organizer: Sarah E. Parker (Jacksonville University; sparker6@ju.edu)

Sidney at Kalamazoo

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:26pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The International Sidney Society invites paper proposals for its sessions at the 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, May 10-13, 2018.  Sidney at Kalamazoo is an ideal opportunity for up-and-coming scholars to meet some of the most influential names in Sidney and Spenser studies. The relaxed and friendly setting is especially conducive to lively discussion and generous feedback.

FORTUNE, FELICITY, AND HAPPINESS BETWEEN 1500 AND 1750

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:31am
University of Paderborn, Dr. Katrin Röder, Dr. Christoph Singer
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018

 

25 - 26 May 2018

University of Paderborn, Germany

 

 

 This conference investigates the richness and variety of concepts of happiness from 1500 to 1750 as well as their negotiation and reconfiguration in the fictional and non-fictional literature of the period. We will probe the uses and meanings of “happiness,” a relatively new word in the 16th century, as well as the meanings and uses of its closely related terms felicity, (good) fortune, pleasure and bliss.

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