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CFP: Seminar in Early Modern Thought (Romania) (5/1/06; 7/30/06-8/4/06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
Dana Jalobeanu

Foundations of Modern Thought, University of Bucharest

FME Seminar on Early Modern Philosophy

Disseminating knowledge in Seventeenth Century:
Centres and peripheries in the Republic of Letters

July, 30- August 4, 2006

Bran, Romania

One of the main features of modernity is the constitution of what has bee=
n called the Republic of Letters: a complex of communities, societies, co=
rrespondence networks, formal or informal circles of learned individuals =
throughout Europe, often involved in common projects of reforming the rec=
eived knowledge.

UPDATE: Interpreting Cultures: Reception and Interpretation of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (4/24/06; RMMRA, 6/8/06-6/10/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:22pm
Merrill, Darin

Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association. Deadline extended.
Please submit abstracts electronically to or in hard
copy to Darin Merrill, Brigham Young University-Idaho English Dept., SA
123, Rexburg, ID 83460.

For more information and call for papers:

Thank you.

CFP: Early Modern Witchcraft on Trial (3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 11:21pm

We are now accepting proposals for the 2006 Rocky Mountain MLA convention in
Tucson, October 12-14 2006.

The Special Topic Session: "Early Modern Witchcraft on Trial" is looking for
submissions dealing with the problems of discerning, disputing and
displaying witchcraft and the occult in the fictional and non-fictional literature of
Renaissance Europe. We are looking in particular for cross-disciplinary
approaches that consider literary texts in the context of historical, political,
legal, anthropological and social analyses.

UPDATE: English Seventeenth-Century Lyric Poetry (3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Eileen Abrahams

The deadline for submissions has been extended for the following CFP:

I am soliciting proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of English
Seventeenth-Century lyric poetry for a session at the Rocky Mountain Modern
Language Association (RMMLA).

The annual meetings of the RMMLA will take place from October 12 until
October 14, 2006 in Tucson, Arizona.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words either as WORD or RTF
attachments via e-mail or via regular mail. All submissions must be
received by midnight on March 15, 2006. I'll e-mail notification of
acceptance by March 20, 2006.

Please send proposals to Eileen Abrahams at
or to

CFP: Shakespeare Bulletin: Renaissance Drama in Performance (ongoing; journal)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:45pm
Jeremy Lopez

Shakespeare Bulletin, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Johns
Hopkins University Press, is now accepting submissions for its 2006-07
volumes and beyond. We are interested in critical discussions of
contemporary and/or historical performance, on stage and/or screen, in
the drama of Shakespeare and/or his contemporaries.
Submissions and queries should be sent by email to Andrew Hartley,
editor, at:

UPDATE: Renaissance Drama in Action (4/30/06; 11/8/06-11/12/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Jeremy Lopez

Shakespeare Bulletin, a journal for the study of renaissance drama in
performance, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, is pleased
to announce workshop titles for the RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN ACTION
conference, to be held November 8-12, 2006 on the University of Toronto
RENAISSANCE DRAMA IN ACTION will give scholars interested in performance
an opportunity to grapple with the practical realities of moving from
the page to the stage. Conference participants will sign up for a
rehearsal-and-performance workshop. Each workshop will focus on a
single scene from a play, one which exemplifies particular problems,
challenges, and/or rewards involved in staging renaissance drama.

CFP: Renaissance Medievalisms (3/15/06; 10/6/06-10/7/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm

Call for Papers

"Renaissance Medievalisms"

An interdisciplinary conference to be held at
The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
Victoria College, University of Toronto
6-7 October 2006

CFP: Re-thinking the Renaissance Lyric (4/10/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm
D. K. Smith

 As Helen Vendler has written, the function of a lyric poem is to offer 'aesthetically convincing representations of feelings felt and thoughts thought.' In ways unavailable to other genres, the Renaissance lyric provides insights into the epistemological shifts and changing patterns of thought in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. This session will explore the way the Renaissance Lyric both reflected and inflected contemporary ways of thinking about issues of politics, nationalism, religion, sovereignty, and subjectivity in Early Modern England. For the Renaissance Literature and Culture panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference in Chicago, November 9-12, 2006.

CFP: Old Books, New Media: Using Technology to Teach Pre-1900 Texts (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm
Elizabeth Coker

Old Books, New Media: Using Technology to teach Pre-1900 Texts
With the advent of computer classrooms, web-based archives, digital storytelling, and a host of other technological marvels, technology in the literature classroom has moved beyond the occasional Zeffirelli or Merchant Ivory film to encompass a wide range of problems and possibilities for teachers and students alike.

CFP: World as Stage / Stage as World (Australia) (5/13/06; 8/4/06-8/5/06)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:29am
Brett D. Hirsch


                The Fourteenth Annual Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group Symposium
        "World as Stage / Stage as World."
An Interdisciplinary Symposium Across Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

August 4-5, 2006

University Club, University of Western Australia, Perth

Keynote Speakers:
Graham Bradshaw, Professor of English, Chuo University
Heather Dubrow, Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison

UPDATE: The Ritual and Rhetoric of Queenship 1250-1650 (UK) (3/24/06; 8/24/06-8/25/06)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am



The Ritual and Rhetoric of Queenship, 1250-1650

Canterbury Christ Church University

Thursday 24 August/ Friday 25 August 2006

The deadline for proposals and the duration of this interdisciplinary
conference which aims to explore the ritual and rhetoric of queenship in late
medieval and early modern England have been extended.

We hope to encourage debate on the image and representation of queens in a
variety of genres, and on the cultural and political narratives of queenship.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

the representation of queens in early modern drama;

texts and textiles produced by queens;

CFP: Violently Shakespeare (9/15/06; OSC, 11/9/06-11/11/06)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am
Joseph Sullivan

The 2006 Ohio Shakespeare Conference will be held on the campus of
Marietta College this coming November 9th-11th. The theme of this
year's meeting will be "Violently Shakespeare." As is always the case
with the OSC, papers that thoughtfully employ any theoretical approach
are welcome. We are posting here on the Penn CFP early in the hope that
you'll consider us when putting together your travel schedule for next
year. Check our web page around mid-April to get complete, updated
information about the Marietta conference. If you visit the page now,
you can read all about our last two meetings (Cincinnati and Toledo).

CFP: Rapt in Secret Studies: Shakespeare Down Under (grad & emerging scholars) (Australia) (3/14/06; 7/14/06-7/15/06)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am
Chris Lee

ANZSA Conference for Post-Graduate and Emerging Scholars


DATE: Friday July 14 and Saturday July 15, 2006

VENUE: Empire Theatres Toowoomba, Queensland, AUSTRALIA

CFP: Pirandello (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:18pm
Kurt Taroff

 Call for abstracts for MLA 2006 panels sponsored by The Pirandello Society of America, an Allied Association of the MLA. Conference: Dec 27-30, 2006. Philadelphia, PA
 Deadline: March 15, 2006.
 Topics are:

CFP: Shakespeare and Related Topics (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
Maria Frangos

CFP: Shakespeare and Related Topics (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10-06-11/11/06)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
Panel Topic: Shakespeare and Related Topics
November 10-11, 2006
UC Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Paper proposals sought for a panel on Shakespeare and Related Topics.
Proposals are
encouraged on any topic in Shakespeare studies; possible topics include:

CFP: Crossing Borders: Women and Communities of Letters, 1500-1700 (11/1/06; SCSC, 10/26/06-10/29/06)

Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:58pm
Julie Campbell

Apologies for cross-posting


Crossing Borders: Women and Communities of Letters, 1500-1700

We welcome submissions for a volume of essays that addresses issues
discussed in the two-part panel sessions called Crossing Borders: Learned
Women and Communities of Letters presented at the Sixteenth-Century Studies
Conference in 2005.

The goals of this volume are to examine ways in which women participated in
communities of letters, to explore how cultural, national, political, and/or
religious "borders" were crossed in such communities, and to consider ways
in which gender influenced the kinds of participation that occurred in such

UPDATE: Historical Shakespeare (grad) (2/28/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Amanda Uvalle

(dis)junctions 2006: lost in translation
  University of California Riverside
  April 7-8, 2006
  Keynote Speaker Announced
  Deadlines Extended: February 28, 2006
  We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be James Kincaid, Aerol Arnold Professor of English, University of Southern California. His recent works include _Annoying the Victorians_(1995), _Erotic Innocence: The Culture of Child Molesting_ (1998), and _A History of the African-American People (proposed) by Strom Thurmond: a Novel_ (as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid) (2004).

CFP: Society for Reformation Research (3/15/06; SCSC, 10/26/06-10/29/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:46pm
Susan R. Boettcher

The Society for Reformation Research (SRR: website at ), a North American scholarly
organization and partner group to the Verein für Reformationgeschichte,
is concerned with furthering scholarly research on the Protestant and
Catholic Reformations and all other aspects of religious life in the
early modern era. Following our mandate, we will sponsor a variety of
sessions at the 2006 annual meeting of the Sixteenth Century Studies
Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA), from October 26-29.

CFP: Electronic New Variorum Winter's Tale (3/1/06; MLA '06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Paul Werstine

MLA Committee on the New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare
Call for Papers
2006 MLA Convention

The Electronic New Variorum Winter's Tale in Use

We are interested in papers discussing readers' experience of this
electronic edition as a research or teaching tool. Possible topics:
comparisons with the book version; discussion of accessibility and
navigability; possible further developments. Please send 2-page abstracts
by 1 March 2006 to Paul Werstine (