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[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 3:35am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

CFP - Journal of the Wooden O

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:09pm
Dr. Stephanie Chamberlain/Journal of the Wooden O
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 16, 2020

The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed academic publication focusing on Shakespeare studies. It is published annually by Southern Utah University Press in cooperation with the Gerald R. Sherratt Library and the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

The editors invite papers on any topic related to Shakespeare, including Shakespearean texts, Shakespeare in performance, the adaptation of Shakespeare works (film, fiction, and visual and performing arts), Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and history, and Shakespeare’s contemporaries.

Wooden O Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:09pm
Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespeare Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topics related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The 2020 symposium (our first virtual conference) seeks papers that investigate our 2020 theme: Shakespeare, Story, and Adaptation, as well as Shakespeare in times of hardship. 

Topics could range from the art and power of story-telling, legends and tales, or the drive to adapt stories. Papers may also cover the topics of playmaking in times of war, plague, and other hardships, digital or virtual playmaking, and the importance of theatre during these times. We welcome unique interpretations of these themes.

ANZAMEMS 2021: Reception and Emotion

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:02pm
ANZAMEMS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 31, 2021

ANZAMEMS Conference Postponed Until February 2022

​We have been closely monitoring the situation in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon the ‘Reception and Emotion’ conference in early February 2021.

Based on current Australian Government advice, we have decided to postpone the conference until 2022.

We are mindful of uncertainty prompted by the outbreak and cannot predict what impact it will have in the coming weeks and months.

Our primary concern is the health and safety of all involved in the conference, and we are aware of the need to ensure the conference is as safe an environment as possible for all.

Adaptation in the Humanities: Reimagining the Past, Present and Future

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:01pm
15th annual Liminia: The Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies and 39th annual Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG) and Medieval and Early Modern Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

We have been closely monitoring the situation in relation to coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact upon the ‘Adaptation in the Humanities’ conference in early October 2020.

Based on current Australian Government advice, we have decided to postpone the conference until 2021.

We are mindful of uncertainty prompted by the outbreak and cannot predict what impact it will have in the coming weeks and months.

Our primary concern is the health and safety of all involved in the conference, and we are aware of the need to ensure the conference is as safe an environment as possible for all.

MLA Just-in-Time Session: Covid-19 and Early Modern Protest

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:20pm
Nikki Roulo/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

On April 30th, 2020, protesters flocked into Lansing, MI, to contest stay-at-home orders that slowed the spread of Covid-19. A number of the crowd carried assault rifles, Confederate flags, swastikas and nooses. Such displays of racism and violence prompt a questioning of the “right to protest” and “allowed” voice, especially when such displays harm people.

Essays for edited collection on Nordic Shakespeare 1890 - 1960

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:05pm
Linnaeus University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

We are soliciting essays for a volume on Shakespeare in the Nordic countries in the period 1890 – 1960. As we currently have a good coverage of the early 20th century, we are primarily interested in contributions that cover cases c. 1920 – 1960. Essays can deal with any of the Nordic countries and focus on translation, performance and/or aspects of influence on particular Nordic authors.

 

EARLY MODERN AFRICA

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
Relgion and the Marketplace
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

We are seeking one or two chapters to fill out our edited collection Religion and the Medieval and Early Modern Global Marketplace (already under contract with Routledge). Ideally the chapter(s) would provide a case study that addresses some intersection of economy (market, exchange) and religion (faith, sprituality) in medieval and/or early modern Africa. How did matters of faith enter the marketplace in a specific region of Africa? How did religion facilitate or provide resistance to the growing slave trade? How did religions adapt to changing markets? 

 

Please send inquiries and/or abstracts to Scott Oldenburg (soldenbu@tulane.edu)

Renaissance Drama: The Politics of Protest

updated: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 9:40am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Political protest has long been central to literary and cinematic histories from ideological and artistic manifestos to political pamphlets to satirical novels and realist cinema. They remain powerful vehicles for stimulating public debate, issuing calls to action, speaking truth to power, and heightening awareness of social ills.  Despite censorship, marketplace economics, and national politics, literature, film, and numerous other modes of cultural / aesthetic production continue to play an important role not only as agents of social critique but also as agents of social change.

Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts

updated: 
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 2:47pm
Renaissance English Text Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts deadline for submissions: April 24, 2020 full name / name of organization: Renaissance English Text Society contact email: jpowell@sju.edu 

Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts

Renaissance English Text Society Panel

SCSC, Baltimore, October 29 – November 1, 2020

 

Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 11:55pm
Renaissance English Text Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 24, 2020

Unedited / Under-edited Renaissance Texts

Renaissance English Text Society Panel

SCSC, Baltimore, October 29 – November 1, 2020

 

            Abstracts are invited for the Renaissance English Text Society panel at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference in Baltimore, 29 October - 1 November 2020. Twenty-minute papers should focus on some aspect of unedited or under-edited texts derived from manuscript and/or print witnesses written in English during the sixteenth century or first half of the seventeenth. Papers may address:

 

Shakespeare Session at Rocky Mountain MLA

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:48pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS 2020

SHAKESPEARE SESSION

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Conference Dates: October 8-10, 2020

Boulder, Colorado | Millennium Harvest House Hotel

 

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance, Sept. 17-19, 2020 (Undergrad CFP)

updated: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:56pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

Undergraduate Sessions

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

September 17-19, 2020

 

Keynote Address:  

“A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?”—Elizabeth Rhodes, Boston College

Community in Shakespeare's Tragic Plays: "The Great Image of Authority"

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 9:39am
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 20, 2020

118th PAMLA Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by UNLV.Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15, 2020.Special Session: "Community in Shakespeare's Tragic Plays: 'The Great Image of Authority.'" Chair: Alfred J. Drake, CSU Fullerton (Retired).Short Description: Shakespeare’s tragedies are as much social and collective as they are individual. Many of the tragedies stage not only the downfall of an erring protagonist but the lasting damage done to an entire society in the wake of grave errors and violent conflict.

Call for Papers 2020

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:58pm
The Southeastern Renaissance Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020

Call for Papers 2020 

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV, September 17-19, 2020

 

Keynote Address

 

Elizabeth Rhodes

 

Boston College

 

"A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?"

 

SCMLA - Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:04am
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panel taking place at the 2020 South Central Modern Language Association annual conference. The conference will be held in Houston, TX, on October 8-10. We welcome papers on any and all non-dramatic literary Renaissance works, including works from the English Renaissance/Early Modern period. From Machiavelli to Milton and Cervantes to Stanley, all works of poetry and prose are open for consideration. Neither the conference nor the panel have a theme, so we welcome papers with a wide range of topics. The deadline to submit abstracts is April 10, 2020. Please email your 250-word abstracts to chair Ali Webb at mwebb26@lsu.edu.

EXTENDED DEADLINE MLA 2021: Practices of Persistence: Women's Authorial Labor in Seventeenth-Century England and the New World

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:03am
Lauren Mamolite / Wagner College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel invites papers addressing how seventeenth-century women’s authorial labor constituted and/or negotiated practices of persistence that were considered necessary to confront the transatlantic New World, including but not limited to willfullness, fortitude, sacrifice, and endurance. A variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches welcome. Please submit 250 word abstract and brief biography to lauren.mamolite@wagner.edu

Inventing Time in the Sixteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:01am
MLA 2021 sponsored panel (LLC 16th-Century English Forum)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The LLC 16th-Century English Forum invites submissions for "Inventing Time in the Sixteenth Century" at MLA 2021 in Toronto:

How does sixteenth-century writing challenge current critical approaches to time and/or the future? What unique investigations might it prompt or support? What kinds of time has it invented? Have such temporal experiments and inventions persisted? Send 300-word abstract and two-page CV to J.K. Barret (jkbarret@austin.utexas.edu) no later than March 15, 2020. 

https://mla.confex.com/mla/2021/webprogrampreliminary/Paper13156.html

EXTENDED DEADLINE MLA 2021: Practices of Persistence: Women's Authorial Labor in Seventeenth-Century England and the New World

updated: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:52am
Lauren Mamolite, Wagner College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel invites papers addressing how seventeenth-century women’s authorial labor constituted and/or negotiated practices of persistence that were considered necessary to confront the transatlantic New World, including but not limited to willfullness, fortitude, sacrifice, and endurance. A variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches welcome. Please submit 250 word abstract and brief biography to lauren.mamolite@wagner.edu

Sidney and the Sidney Circle at SCSC 2020 (3 panels)

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

SIDNEY AND THE SIDNEY CIRCLE AT THE SIXTEENTH-CENTURY SOCIETY CONFERENCE

October 29-November 1, 2020, Baltimore, MD

The International Sidney Society will sponsor three panels at the 2020 Sixteenth-Century Society Conference and invites paper proposals related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney Family or the Sidney Circle generally.

I.  Post-critical Reading and the Sidney Circle

Cultures of Collectivity and Manuscript Evidence

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence at the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the MMLA conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” is sponsoring panels on collecting and manuscripts, broadly conceived. Possible foci include, strictly by way of example: specific archives, collections, or even gatherings of texts in particular manuscripts; reading communities or scribal centers; book markets; and the collections of material resources involved in manuscript production. We invite all approaches—including hermeneutical, textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical—across all time periods.

Call for Papers: Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Conference (Aug. 2020-Due 1 May)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Society (RMMRA) invites papers on any topic relating to the period 400 -1700 and welcomes scholars in a broad range of disciplines including history, literature, art history, music, and gender studies with special consideration given to papers and proposals on this year’s theme, “Antique Modes of Thought, Romantic Traditions, and Legendary Storytelling in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.”

Submissions should be directed through our online portal at www.memberplanet.com/s/rmmra/rmmra2020cfp. Questions about the conference or membership should be directed to rmmraconf@gmail.com.

CFP: Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) -- MMLA 2020 (Milwaukee, WI)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:44pm
R. John McCaw / U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 5-8, 2020). Though proposals on any topic related to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature are welcome, we also seek proposals that specifically engage with the 2020 MMLA theme of “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference theme includes, but is not limited to: cultural movements, subcultures, authorial collaborations, literary circles, and interdisciplinary networks. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio (or brief CV) to John McCaw at rjmccaw@uwm.edu by April 5, 2020. Papers may be in Spanish or English.

Gendered Vengeance (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:36pm
CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Exploring depictions of revenge that reinforce or question assumptions about gender, this guaranteed panel welcomes reconsiderations of the revenge tragedy and of less-familiar genres. 250-word abstracts by 3/15/2020; John Garrison (garrison@grinnell.edu) and Lynn Enterline (lynn.enterline@vanderbilt.edu).

Telling Trauma & Disability (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:36pm
CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This guaranteed roundtable will bring together brief responses to the question, “What linkages did early modern narratives see between trauma and disability?” 250-word abstracts by 3/15/2020; John Garrison (garrison@grinnell.edu) and Lynn Enterline (lynn.enterline@vanderbilt.edu).

Monsters and Problematic Identities

updated: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 1:09am
The Medieval and Renaissance Student Association at CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 21, 2020

The Medieval and Renaissance Student Association (MaRSA) of California State University, Long Beach is seeking individual papers as well as panel submissions for their graduate student conference. The conference will be held at the Karl Anatol Center on the campus of CSULB on March 12th, 2020.

Sense and Consensus

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 5:37pm
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

“Sense and Consensus”

Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2020

April 25th, 2020

300 Wheeler Hall

University of California, Berkeley

Keynote: Colleen Lye, University of California, Berkeley

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