The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation submissions and complete panels for its 2017 annual conference, to be held 26-29 October 2017 at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2017. Visit the SCSC website (http://www.sixteenthcentury.org/) for more information and links to submit proposals.
Performing Shakespeare: Theory & Praxis
Dept. of English
Assam University, Silchar
10th – 14th April 2017
This panel seeks papers about any aspect of Early Modern Drama and Ecocriticism. Presenters are welcome to address the SAMLA 89 theme, as well as themes important to the study of Early Modern drama and Ecocriticism (i.e. nature, ecology, anthropocentrism, recycling, and sustainability). Responses to some of the following boundary transgressions in popular culture are particularly encouraged: How does Early Modern drama alert audiences to the materiality and interconnectivity of human subjectivity? How do the storms, anatomy lessons, catalogues of plants and animals, and forests in the old plays we read inform the contemporary climate crisis? How does Early Modern drama complicate the “anthropo” of the Anthropocene?
Call for Papers
Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference
Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival
From the Renaissance to Romanticism25-7/May/2017 // Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://disbelief2017.wixsite.com/emerg // Keynote speakers: Péter Dávidházi (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), Tim Fulford ( De Montfort University), Nicholas Halmi (The University of Oxford, UK), Ágnes Péter (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary),Tzachi Zamir (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel).
MLA 2018: Recognition and Identity in Early Modern English Drama How do dress, voice, actions, etc cause a character to be "recognized" (or not recognized) as him/herself or as another in early modern English drama? Is the "recognition" of a character equal to a character's "identity"? How do reading and misreading shape our understanding of the connection between a character's individual "identity" and who he is perceived to be? How is identity and/or recognition read or understood on the early modern English stage? Please submit 250-word abstracts to email@example.com by Friday, March 10th, 2017. Thanks!
What was the attitude towards genius in an age that produced a great number of polymaths? Is ingenium strictly a natural disposition, innate quality, talent or temperament? Or to what extent must this natural quality be formed through a process of education, including self-education? Papers are invited for a special session at the Neo-Latin Congress at Albacete, Spain, 29 July - 3, August 2018, that focus on a single subject who worked in Latin in the period. The theme of the congress is Humanity & Nature: Arts & Sciences in Neo-Latin Literature. Please send your abstract of 150-200 words as a Word attachment, including your name, institutional affiliation (if any), address, email, and telephone number.
2018 Conference of the French Shakespeare Society
Paris, Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 January 2018
The Société Française Shakespeare is dedicating its annual conference to “Shakespeare Unbound”. The topic addresses Shakespeare’s propensity to negotiate with dominant ideologies, his ability to break and renew formal and cultural rules and his long-lasting influence in creating innovative dramatic and poetic forms, new words and thoughts, “And all that faith creates or love desires, / Terrible, strange, sublime and beauteous shapes” (Shelley), Prometheus-like.
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association 2017
“Reformations during the Middle Ages and Renaissance”
Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO
June 22–24, 2017
As part of the ESRA 2017 Congress, “Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage” (Gdansk, 27-30 July), Dr Carla Della Gatta and Dr Adele Lee invite contributions to the following seminar:
“The accent of his tongue affecteth him:” “Accentism” and/in Shakespeare
“Show thy queere substance”: The Queer, the Early Modern and the Now
Friday 7th July (evening) and Saturday 8th July 2017
Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Westminster
The 11th Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
20-21 October 2017
Abstract Submission Extended to February 15th
Imagination and Representation: Descriptions of Arcadia from Antiquity to Pre-Modernity
WOODEN O SYMPOSIUM • SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY • AUGUST 7–9, 2017
Cedar City, Utah, USA
The Wooden O Symposium is a cross-disciplinary conference exploring Medieval through Early Modern Studies, through the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. Scholars from all disciplines are encouraged to submit papers that offer insights and new ideas springing from the era of William Shakespeare.
The symposium is hosted by Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Conference attendees will have the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in research, text, and performance in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the western United States.
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union constitutes the most momentous separation of British-European political culture since the Protestant Reformation. As scholarly and public interest in ideas of British political identity continues to sharpen, this conference explores themes of division and devolution in drama written at the dawn of the British Empire. Looking to Britain’s uncertain future by learning about its past can tell us much about how literature responds to drastic political change, not least in terms of the territories (real and imagined) with which it is invested. Recent events across the Atlantic also point to the complex dis/unities of political leadership, religion, and physical spaces.
Special Section on Soviet and Post-Soviet Shakespeares in The Shakespearean International Yearbook (2019)
We invite contributions for a special section on Soviet and post-Soviet engagements with Shakespearean drama and Shakespeare as a culturally significant figure. We are particularly interested in ideologically influenced performance, translation, literary adaptation, and scholarship. Papers might focus on how Soviet approaches to Shakespeare were influenced by the evolution of cultural policies from 1917 to 1991, or examine treatments of Shakespeare in post-Soviet states from 1991 until the present. Contributors are also encouraged to consider Soviet and post-Soviet Shakespeare in languages other than Russian.
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.
We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 64th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Webster University in St. Louis, MO, September 29-Oct 1, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Tammy Proctor of Utah State University, and the plenary address will be given by Jonathan Sawday from Saint Louis University.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
The 2017 Conference on John Milton
October 12-14, 2017, Birmingham AL
Papers (not to exceed twenty minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect of Milton Studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes and trends.
Submit full papers (10 pages maximum) along with 150 word abstracts on the conference website:
Deadline for submissions: June 19th, 2017
John Rumrich, University of Texas at Austin
Elizabeth Sauer, Brock University
The conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Birmingham AL.
Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah houses an important collection of political pamphlets printed in France during the period of the Religious Wars (1550) through the reign of Louis XIII (1643). A description of the holdings and an annotated bibliography of the pamphlets can be found online here: https://lib.byu.edu/collections/french-political-pamphlets/
War, Disability, and Embodiment
November 3-5 2017 Denver, Colorado
Call for manuscripts for special issue of postmedieval
The Andrew Marvell Society has partnered with the Open Library of Humanities to publish our flagship journal, Marvell Studies. Peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed, and completely open access, the journal is now open to general submissions: http://marvell.openlibhums.org/.
Call for book chapters: Reading the Road in Shakespeare’s Britain
Editors: Lisa Hopkins and Bill Angus
Deadline for submissions:
Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): April 28th, 2017.
Notification of acceptance: 19 May 2017
Deadline for final submissions (6000-8000 words): 29 September 2017
‘Go hie thee presently, post to the road’ (CE 3.2.906)
NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers
The Formation and Re-formation of the Book: 1450-1650
Early Modern Satire: Themes, Re-Evaluations and Practices (2 - 4 November, 2017) - EXTENDED DEADLINE
PRISONS AND PRISON WRITING IN EARLY MODERN BRITAIN
Northumbria University, Newcastle, Monday 10 April 2017
A Regional Day Conference of the International John Bunyan Society, organized in association with the University of Bedfordshire, Keele University, and Northumbria University
Plenary speakers include Dr Jerome de Groot, University of Manchester and Professor Molly Murray, Columbia University, New York.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Past is Back on Stage – Medieval and Early Modern England on the Contemporary Stage
EMMA, University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France
19-20 May 2017
(NOTE NEW DATE)
Keynote speaker: David Edgar, playwright.
Since Ovid’s first-century Metamorphoses, transformative experiences and transformed selves have been fundamental sites of interest in European literature. At times bewildering, marvelous, and horrid, these physical transformations can invite readers to reconsider their bodies and, because of Ovid’s moral ambiguity, to reconsider their morality and thus to reconsider themselves. The powerful idea of transformation has shaped medieval and early modern thinking, a specter heralding what is yet to come, whether feared or longed for. Transformations can be violent, often involving aggressive bodily catalysts, or even death. But other transformations are rapturous, holy epiphanies. Transformations can be sly and illusory, indiscernible yet suspected.
Call for Papers: 10th Annual Graduate English Organization Conference
“Worked Up: Labor, Literature, and Culture”
Department of English
University of Maryland, College Park
March 18th, 2017