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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.

‘Memories of Empire’, Panel, International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 2018

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:58am
Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

‘Memories of Empire’

 INTERNATIONAL MEDIEVAL CONGRESS 2018, LEEDS

Cerae: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies is sourcing submissions to participate in a panel focused on ‘Memories of Empire’ for the IMC Conference at the University of Leeds (2-5 July, 2018). The focus of our panel is on the ways in which individuals or collectives used, or were influenced by, recollections and remnants of the Roman Empire.

The Intermedia Restoration

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 3:51pm
University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

The Intermedia Restoration

February 16, 2018

University of Maryland, College Park

Call For Papers

 

Organized by Laura Rosenthal & Scott Trudell

 

Featuring William Germano, Stuart Sherman, & Amanda Eubanks Winkler

 

Theoretical Approaches to Andrew Marvell

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:42pm
Marvell Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Theoretical Approaches to Andrew Marvell

Marvell Studies seeks articles using and/or arguing for fresh theoretical approaches to the study of Andrew Marvell. Possible approaches might include—but need not be limited to—eco-criticism, queer theory, disability studies, political theory, and the ways in which these approaches alter our understanding of politics, futurity, nature, and life in Marvell’s poetry and prose.

500-word abstracts are due by September 15, 2017. Manuscripts will be due April 15, 2018. Article length is flexible.

Please direct submissions and any questions to Ben LaBreche (blabrech@umw.edu) or Ryan Netzley (rnetzley@siu.edu).

Shakespeare, Traffics, Tropics: 3rd ASA Conference (Manila 05/28-30/2018; Deadline 09/15/2017)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:41pm
Asian Shakespeare Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Shakespeare, Traffics, Tropics

Asian Shakespeare Association Conference

Manila, May 28-30, 2018 

 

Apemantus: Traffic confound thee, if the gods will not!

Merchant: If traffic do it, the gods do it.

Timon of Athens 1.1

 

Autolycus: My traffic is sheets!

Winter’s Tale 4.3

 

Shakespeare and Science Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 9:59am
The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 6, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

 SHAKESPEARE AND SCIENCE FICTION

 The Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy (CSFF)

 Anglia Ruskin University

 28 April, 2018

 

papers sought for a book to be titled How We Teach Shakespeare: Teachers and Directors Reflect on Approaching the Playwright with Their Students

updated: 
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:37pm
Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

 

            My colleague Brian Rhinehart and I have a book coming out in February from Bloomsbury/Methuen, Comedy Acting for Theatre: The Art and Craft of Performing in Comedies.  I have now proposed a second book to the press, with a tentative title of How We Teach Shakespeare: Teachers and Directors Reflect on Approaching the Playwright with Their Students

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI, Sept. 21-23 2017

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 4:40pm
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

 

September 21-23, 2017

 

Keynote Address

 

Elizabeth J. Bryan, Brown University

 

Historiated Bruts: How Manuscript Illustration Twisted History in the fifteenth-Century English Chronicle

 

 

to John Webster’s Theatre of (Dis)obedience and Damnation

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:37pm
The University of Salford-Manchester
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

This Special Issue of American Notes and Queries is dedicated to John Webster’s Theatre of (Dis)obedience and Damnation. We welcome contributions on Webster’s propensity to define, represent, condemn and, on occasions, celebrate disobedience on stage. 

 

Articles of up to 5000 words may consider the following topics:

53rd ICMS Kalamazoo: The Saints in Icelandic Sagas and Poetry after 1550

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:47am
Daniel C. Najork
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The 53rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan), May 10-13

The Saints in Icelandic Sagas and Poetry after 1550

Organizer: Daniel C. Najork

 

CFP for Medieval and Renaissance Area, MAPACA (formerly "Beowulf to Shakespeare")

updated: 
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 1:18pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association (MAPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association) 2017

28th Annual Conference

Philadelphia, PA

November 9-11, 2017

 

Medieval and Renaissance (formerly called “Beowulf to Shakespeare”)

 

The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works that make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representations in popular culture.  Topics for this area include, but are not limited to:

 

Playing With Source Materials: Alterations and Shakespeare's Creative Fabric -- NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Shakespeare is preeminent among English authors, but, by today's standards, for all of his fame, little is known about Shakespeare the man. This has lead some to create an authorship controversy, though among scholars this is a non-issue as there is ample evidence linking "the man from Stratford" to the London playwright. Stylometry studies have found that Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights collaborated much more than had ever been guessed at, but such findings shed little light on his creative processes. Perhaps the best currently available avenue to gain insight into his creative strategies is by examining what at first glance appears to indicate lack of creativity—his inveterate unabashed "borrowing" of plots, characters, phrases, and more.

Food and Feast in Premodern Outlaw Tales (edited collection)

updated: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:41am
Editors: Melissa Ridley Elmes and Kristin Bovaird-Abbo
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We seek papers to round out an exciting collection of essays on the subject of “food and feast in premodern outlaw tales.” Although we are happy to consider abstracts on Middle English outlaws, we are especially interested in work that considers topics related to food and/or feasting in the following areas: pre-Conquest English, medieval Scandinavian, medieval continental, or early modern outlaws in history, literature, and/or culture. We welcome essays from any discipline. Please send an author bio and abstract for a 6,000-8,000 word essay to Melissa Ridley Elmes at MElmes@lindenwood.edu by August 1, 2017.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Performing The Early Modern English Woman (1500-1710): Seeing and Being Seen on the Domestic, Civic, and Dramatic Stage.

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:36pm
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

or Early Modern Women, the very act of seeing or being seeing was fraught. Whether in their domestic roles or later as they first appeared on English stages, much was talked about the gaze of the early modern woman and the sway she held over others' gazes. Whether she was catching the eye of a potential lover or looking longingly after her children, her freedom, her future, the language of sight surrounds these women. This panel will look for papers exploring the theatrical power within these depictions of women seeing and being seen. The performative nature of being a woman who must appear chaste while remaining sexually desirable.

Terra Digita: Digital Humanities Approaches to Medieval Mapping

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:32pm
Cornell University Library
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Call for Papers and Workshops

 

Terra Digita:

Digital Humanities Approaches to Medieval Mapping

 

Cornell University

November 4-5

 

Make/Risk/Work

updated: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 5:01pm
MEARCSTAPA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

MEARCSTAPA Call for Papers/Presentations

Make/Risk/Work

BABEL 2017 Biennale

NEW DEADLINE! 

Organizers: Asa Simon Mittman of California State University Chico: asmittman@csuchico.edu; Thea Tomaini of The University of Southern California: tmtomaini@gmail.com

 Make/Risk/Work

BABEL 2017 Biennale, Reno, NV

[Deadline Extended to June 3] Call for Papers: SHARP @ RSA 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:43am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

 

The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing (SHARP) will sponsor a series of panels at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in New Orleans, LA on March 22-24 2018. SHARP @ RSA brings together scholars working on any aspect of the creation, dissemination, and reception of manuscript and print and their digital mediation. Applicants with creative or interdisciplinary methodologies are especially encouraged to apply.

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