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Early Modern Spectacles

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:35pm
Journal for the Study of British Cultures (special issue)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Call for Papers

JSBC 2018/1

Early Modern Spectacles

(edited by Susanne Gruss & Lena Steveker)

 

CFP Extension: Migration(s): Body, Word, Spirit

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:37pm
Medieval and Early Modern Field Committee at the University of Maryland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Extended Call for Papers

 

University of Maryland

Medieval and Early Modern Field Committee

                                                                                                      Annual Conference

10-11 November 2017

College Park, Maryland

 

Migration(s): Body, Word, Spirit

 

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 21-23, 2017 (Undergrad) (proposals by July 1, 2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:58pm
University of Virginia's College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI
Undergraduate Sessions
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 21-23, 2017

Keynote Address:  “Historiated Bruts: How Manuscript Illustration Twisted History in the fifteenth-Century English Chronicle”—Elizabeth J. Bryan, Brown University

RSA: Spenser's Pleasures

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:59pm
Spenser Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Spenser's Pleasures: We seek papers on pleasure in Spenser's poetry: erotic, aesthetic, voyeuristic, indecorous, unlikely, limited, unruly, healthy and unhealthy.  Possible frameworks may include the Horatian pairing of instruction and delight, the didactic or anti-didactic value of pleasure, the relation of pleasure to action (as in a Ciceronian commitment to moving, for example), the relation of pleasure to questions of value (variously conceived), as well as pleasure's antitheses—disgust, pain, or loathing.  What is the place of pleasure in attacks on early modern poetry?  In poetry's defense?   We are interested in thinking about Spenser's verse in relation to the history of aesthetics but we are also interested in reversing

RSA: Discontinued Allegory

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:59pm
Spenser Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Discontinued Allegory: Discussions of allegory in The Faerie Queene, beginning with Spenser’s own, emphasize the immense scope of his “dark conceit.” It is a “vast allegory” (Fletcher), a poem that requires “a long memory and a distanced, somewhat relaxed view of its entanglements” (Teskey), and a “continued allegory” (Spenser). This panel invites abstracts for papers that explore Spenser’s interest in smaller, choppier, less enduring allegorical systems throughout his poetry. If an allegory’s scale is determined by its scope, "a long and perpetual metaphor" (Puttenham), what can we learn from allegorical frameworks that are abandoned, overlooked, or even just localized?

European Humanism and Its Challenges (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8–9 September 2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
David Movrin / Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Dear all, 

Please find below the invitation to the interdisciplinary conference on European Humanism and Its Challenges, organised by Department of Classical Philology, University of Ljubljana; Faculty of Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw; Department of Medieval Studies of the Central European University of Budapest (CEU); Slovenian Comparative Literature Association; Slovenian Book Agency; and Vilenica International Literary Festival. 

On the Edge in Early Modern English Drama

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 2:01pm
Edited by Mark Houlahan and Aidan Norrie
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

The editors invite proposals for chapters of c.7000 words for an edited collection, On the Edge in Early Modern English Drama.There can be little doubt that early modern English drama has received detailed attention in the existing scholarship. Scholars have long analysed the extant dramatic productions, and the men who authored them. Much of this attention, however, serves to perpetuate a static and heteronormative view of the past. More recently, scholars have engaged in excellent work to spread the scope of this attention, showing that people and concepts often seen as being on the edge of early modern English drama played integral and vital roles.

RSA 2018: Magical Wearables in the Medieval and Early Modern World (March 22nd-24th, 2018, New Orleans)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Christina M. Squitieri, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 22, 2017

From Jones and Stallybrass's Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory (2000) to art historian Cordelia Warr's Dressing for Heaven (2010), to Patricia Lennox and Bella Mirabella's edited collection, Shakespeare and Costume (2015), the power of clothing on medieval and early modern subjects is being more thoroughly explored. This interdisciplinary panel is interested in the ways clothing, costume, and other articles, including wigs, false beards, and jewelry, had power to shape, transform, or otherwise exert material effects on the bodies who wore them. How do such "wearables" and/or their material effects relate to issues of (mis)recognition or identity creation, successful or otherwise?

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