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

updated: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 12:57am
PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

For 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.

NeMLA 2018: (Im)possible Bodies: Spaces and the Body in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:59pm
Stephanie Shiflett (BU) and Ashley M. Voeks (UT Austin)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

This panel explores the spatial limits of bodies in early modern Europe. The spatial limits of bodies, broadly conceived, refer to the determinant role that real or abstract boundaries play on the physical and/or imagined body. These limits can take many forms, including aesthetic conventions, battlefields, domestic confines, geographic boundaries, and religious sites. Notions of the body may be equally diverse, extending to animals, communities, environments, and genders. Panel discussion will provide a rich examination of intersections between spatial perspectives and studies of early modern bodies.

 

CFP: The Visibility of Knowledge: Spanish Culture at the Council of Trent for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:40pm
Marta Albalá Pelegrín, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The council of Trent marked a milestone for Spanish diplomats and Churchmen. What has been often perceived as a change of paradigm in the theological and political protocols, was also a site for the creation of knowledge. As Spanish diplomats and churchmen gathered at Trent with their pairs from all the continent, medical, literary and philosophical ideas traveled hundreds of miles across borders and seas -- in the form of adaptations from antiquity, illustrated codices from the New World or revolutionary texts. This panel aims at examining the ways in which the council fostered early modern science and the liberal arts. 

CFP: Performing the Early Modern English Woman (1500-1700) for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:39pm
Shane Wood, University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Whether in the domestic sphere or on the Early Modern Stage, the performance of seeing and being seen is one the surrounds the women of this time. This panel seeks explorations of the performativity of women seeing and being seen in their time and context. Papers that specifically marry the themes of female performance and sight are most welcome.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

CFP (Extended Deadline 6/26/17): British Literature and Culture: To 1700 for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 9:52pm
Sonia Desai, University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers related to British literature from their beginnings to 1700, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

SAMLA89 Fashioning Beauty

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:53pm
Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

SAMLA 89 will be held in Atlanta, GA, November 3-5. 

Special session panel.

Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Beyond Theory

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 8:45am
The Shakespeare Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Interdisciplinary Shakespeare Beyond Theory

The Shakespeare Association of Korea

International Conference

 

Date: Oct. 27-28, 2017

Place:  Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, South Korea

 

RSA 2018 The Bard's Bookshelf: Shakespeare's Use of Sources

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:38am
Claire Sommers/The Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

William Shakespeare’s oeuvre is comprised of multiple forms, including the play, the sonnet, and the narrative poem and spans a wide variety of genres, including comedy, tragedy, history, epic, and romance. Because of his contributions to the western canon, modern scholarship tends to focus on Shakespeare the writer. Yet, we often forget another aspect of his literary life: Shakespeare the reader. In crafting his work, Shakespeare borrows heavily from Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance literature of all genres, including poetry, epic, drama, and prose fiction, and incorporates references to mythological, religious, rhetorical and philosophical texts throughout his works.

Possible Times: Alternative Temporalities in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:58pm
Emily King / RSA 2018 (New Orleans)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel investigates early modern coping strategies that engage both possibility and temporality. Specifically, how do early modern texts model alternative temporalities that evoke revised histories, alternative presents, or potential futures? How might intertextuality, grammatical structures, wordplay, and visual or other paratextual elements signal possibility? And how might alternative temporalities revise early modern subjectivity?

Topics of interest might include:

Renaissance Border Crossings: Documented and Undocumented PLENARY UPDATE

updated: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 6:03pm
Eliza Greenstadt / Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Renaissance Border Crossings: Documented and Undocumented
Portland, Oregon, October 19-22, 2017
 

Plenary speakers: Fran Dolan, Distinguished Professor of English, UC Davis  
and Daniel Vitkus, Professor of Literature, UC San Diego

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)

 

Women and the Rituals of Death in the Early Modern World

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
Emily Fine/ RSA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017

This panel will explore women’s involvement in the death and memorial practices of the early modern world. While early modern women were actively involved in the processes that surround death and dying, they are curiously absent from prescriptive advice in ars moriendi treatises of the late sixteenth and seventeenth century, which typically feature a dying man surrounded by a retinue of male advisors and friends. This exclusion creates a disjunction between the representation and the reality of women’s involvement in the rituals of death. This panel will begin to piece apart this disjunction by examining the following questions: What roles did women perform in the rituals of dying, and how were their actions represented in literature or art?

Early Modern English Domestic Tragedy

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:31pm
A special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

Essays of c. 7000 words are invited for a special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies on domestic tragedy.  Possible topics might include individual plays (e.g. Arden of Faversham, A Warning for Fair Women, The English Traveller, A Woman Killed with Kindness, The Miseries of Enforced Marriage, Two Lamentable Tragedies); lost domestic tragedies (e.g.

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. 

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?

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

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

Shakespeare: Visions of Rome

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Shakespeare

Call for Papers

Shakespeare: Visions of Rome

 

We invite essay submissions (c. 6000 words including notes) for a special issue of Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, on the topic of Shakespeare: Visions of Rome, planned for publication in 2019.

 

CFP: Discipline of Rhetoric at Renaissance Society of America

updated: 
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler, Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Call for Papers

 

Discipline of Rhetoric

Renaissance Society of America 2018

New Orleans

22-24 March 2018

 

 

The Discipline of Rhetoric invites papers and panels for its sessions at the annual meeting. We may submit up to five guaranteed panels. We invite papers and panels on any subject appropriate to our discipline and especially welcome those that address the following:

 

            •the enduring value of Renaissance rhetoric

            •the works of Petrus Ramus

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?

CFP: Shakespeare and Related Topics for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:19pm
Deborah Willis, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

This panel seeks any and all papers related to Shakespeare or adaptations of his work, especially in relation to this year's theme of sight, visuality, and ways of seeing. 

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by May 21, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Paper proposals must be made via our online system found here:

‘Shakespeare at Play’ -  ANZSA 2018 

updated: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:07pm
Australia and New Zealand Shakespeare Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 4, 2017

‘Shakespeare at Play’ 

ANZSA 2018 

The University of Melbourne 

8-10 February 2018 

 

http://conference.anzsa.org/ 

 

Confirmed keynotes: 

Gina Bloom, UC Davis 

Claire M. L. Bourne, Penn State U 

Roslyn L. Knutson, U Arkansas, Little Rock 

 

20 minute papers are now invited for the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA) biennial conference. Papers might consider (but are not restricted to) these or any related topics: 

plays 

players 

swordplay 

early modern plays 

Shakespeare in plays 

“Transcendentalist Intersections: Literature, Philosophy, Religion”

updated: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:24am
Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, the Margaret Fuller Society, and the Anglistisches Seminar and Center for American Studies at the University of Heidelberg
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

“Transcendentalist Intersections: Literature, Philosophy, Religion”

University of Heidelberg, Germany, July 26 - 29, 2018 

Sponsored by the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, the Margaret Fuller Society, and the Anglistisches Seminar and Center for American Studies at the University of Heidelberg

Performance Review for Marx-Shakespeare Special Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:36pm
Shakespeare: A Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Call for Papers

For a special issue of Shakespeare: A Journal, marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, we are inviting submissions of reviews, to be published in the Performance section of the journal, in which the reviewer, who is experienced in Marxist Shakespearean criticism, reviews a current Shakespeare theatrical production, film or other form of performance, broadly defined, using a lens that may include historicising, contextualising socially and economically, close-reading form, and reading dialectically. Reference to the situation in our contemporary world as part of the overall argument would be welcome as well.

Shakespeare and the Greater Middle East

updated: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:34pm
Shakespeare
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for papers: special issue of Shakespeare: ‘Shakespeare and the Greater Middle East’

Guest edited by R. M. Christofides, University of Liverpool. 

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