Executive Committees for the Forum on Medieval French Literature and the Forum on Sixteenth-Century French Literature, Joint Call for Proposals:
Call for Papers
A Symposium on Clouds
Friday 22 May 2020, 9.00-19.00
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London (UCL)
Dealine for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 28th of February 2020
Esther Leslie: Professor in Political Aesthetics and Co-Director of Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Joanna Walsh: Author and Critic whose recent books include Break.up (2018) and Worlds from the Word's End (2017)
“What then is the essential nature of cloudiness?”
In 1992, James Shapiro discussed ‘Shakespeare and the Jews’ in the James Parkes Lecture at the University of Southampton, a lecture that would form one of the cornerstones of his ground-breaking book of the same title. Thirty years later, in 2022, the journal Shakespeare pays homage to his research, both by looking back and reflecting on the issues Shapiro raised, and by looking around us in today’s world where the topic is as relevant as ever. Shakespeare and the accusation of anti-Semitism have long been intertwined, with The Merchant of Venice being central in this discourse. Today, the evidence of rising anti-Semitism has become almost impossible to ignore.
Please notice updated DEADLINE of 30 January 2020 to comply with organizational requirements at ESSE
The European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
The 15th ESSE Conference. Lyon, August 31 – September 4 2020
Seminar 29: The Perception and Representation of Plants in Early Modern England (1550-1700)
The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society is pleased to announce its 2020 Conference:
Please join us for the 2020 Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society (PNRS) conference in beautiful Banff, Canada at the Banff Park Lodge in the Rocky Mountains.
Conference dates: September 24-27, 2020
Conference theme: Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)
15th ESSE Conference, August 31 – September 4
Seminar 57 "Genre, gender and nation in early prose fiction in English (1600-1700)"
Dr. Sonia Villegas-López (University of Huelva, Spain) firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor María José Coperías-Aguilar (University of Valencia, Spain) email@example.com
Professor Karen Gevirtz (Seton Hall University, US) firstname.lastname@example.org
HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA AND DANCE
present a symposium
Shakespeare and theGlobe
Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, 2020
Traditionally attributed to King Solomon and defined by Rabbi Akiva as the “Holy of Holies” among the sacred scriptures (Mishnah Yadayim 3:5), the Song of Songs is one of the most fascinating and controversial Biblical books. Fervently read and carefully explained, celebrated as a key to the supreme mystery of the union between God and men, the Song of Songs, the primary source for the Christian pervasive metaphor of the sacred marriage and eros, was a text crucial not only to the Middle Ages, but also to the Renaissance period. This ambivalent book, which combined a sensual celebration of love with a well-established tradition of allegorical interpretation, held a particular appeal for poets.
The Fourteenth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)
23-24 October 2020
National Taiwan University
Call for Papers
(Deadline Extended: 10 Febuary 2020)
Food: Sacrificial, Spiritual, and Secular
“Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500-1800”
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: February 28-29, 2020
Abstracts Due: December 5th, 2019 (Extended Deadline)
CALL FOR PAPERS – SPRING 2020
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
*Extended Deadline* 31 December 2019
What is the place and role of the voice in academic literary inquiry? How is orality treated in disciplinary and institutional contexts which identify most closely with text-based practices? How do we think of the relationships between orality and textuality without subscribing to a progressivist or evolutionary model that privileges text over voice? How is the voice and vocal performance treated and represented in literature? How do the voices of the translator, editor, critic, reader, and student of literature intersect to create literary disciplinary discourse?
The Witch in Medieval and Early-Modern Literature
In our supposedly disenchanted world, depictions of witches follow fairly standard aesthetic and ideological criteria the role of which is to maintain or, on the contrary, to challenge societal considerations regarding gender roles or normative female bodily depictions. But such standardization does not do justice to the heterogeneity of representations that pre-modern witches actually possessed.
CALL FOR PAPERS: “Historical Corporealities”
2020 Graduate Student Conference
Center for Early Cultures
University of California, Irvine
Conference date: Thursday, January 30th, 2020
Abstract submission deadline: Friday, December 20th, 2019
Keynote speaker: Valerie Traub, Adrienne Rich Distinguished University Professor and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies at The University of Michigan.
William Shakespeare was Emily Dickinson’s favorite writer and her letters abound with references to him and his works. Dickinson’s allusions to Shakespeare’s writings evidence his pervasive presence in her life but also signal his ubiquitous place in her culture.
In collaboration with the Emily Dickinson Museum, the 2020 EDIS Annual Meeting will be held July 31 to August 1 in Amherst. This year’s focus is Dickinson’s great love of Shakespeare and this theme will shape the usual features of our Annual Meetings such as reading groups, tours of the Dickinson Museum, performances, readings, seminar-style discussions, and talks.
Poetics before Modernity
invites papers on
'Poetics among the Disciplines'
to be proposed for
Scientiae, Amsterdam, 3-6 June 2020
Paul Brown aptly described Thomas Becket as a tripartite figure: historical, legendary, and
literary. 2020 marks the triple jubilee of Thomas Becket: 900-year anniversary of his birth, 850-
years since his murder, and 800-years since his translation. We invite proposals for papers on all
things Becket related for the panel “Commemorating Thomas Becket.” I will be submitting a
proposal for a session at the beginning of January for the General Meeting of the Canadian
Society of Medievalists conference held at the 2020 Congress in London, Ontario, at the
University of Western Ontario, June 3-5. Proposals which address the political, religious,
Special Panel CFP : Esoteric and Occult Politics
In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020
The London Shakespeare Centre & Shakespeare’s Globe Second Graduate Conference
Negotiating Boundaries: Early Modern Texts and Cultures
14-15 February 2020
Shakespeare’s Globe & King’s College London
The International Doctoral Conference at the University of Padua is an interdisciplinary and bilingual forum which takes place every year. This year the conference is open to PhD students, researchers and scholars interested in the topic of literary and linguistic enigmas from a broader historical and socio-cultural perspective.
Agreeing with Fortini (1991), the difference between obscurity and complexity lies on the nature of “darkness”, which «cannot and must ever not be […] ‘won’ or ‘overcome’ since its raison d’être lies in being […] a particular kind of ‘figure of speech’». In fact, complexity implies at least one chance of effectively decoding the hidden meaning.
The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Anglo-Saxon, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Chaucer, 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:
Annual meeting of the Andrew Marvell Society in conjunction with the South-Central Renaissance Conference.
Hosted by Southern Methodist University, 26-28 March 2020, Dallas, TX.
The Andrew Marvell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented on any aspect of Marvell studies, from established scholars in the field as well as graduate students and newcomers. Proposals are welcomed on all topics.
The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare’s plays. The 2020 conference seeks papers that investigate our 2020 theme: Shakespeare, Story, and Adaptation. Topics could range from the art and power of story-telling, legends and tales, or the drive to adapt stories. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme. Next year’s symposium encourages papers and panels that speak to the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2020 season: Pericles, The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s Worst!, Into the Breeches!, and Desperate Measures (a musical based on Measure for Measure).
Medieval English Theatre Conference
University of Wolverhampton Saturday, 4 April 2020
Consumption, Performance, and Early Theatre
We are seeking contributions from scholars in various disciplines to submit proposals for chapters to be combined into an edited collection on Shakespeare’s influences on modern day science fiction.
Shakespeare’s influence on literary genres is profound to say the least, however, for some people, the association with modernity and popular culture often blinds the reader from any connection to Shakespeare and the English Early Modern Period. Evidence from science fiction belies this position as Shakespeare in both physical and textual form is a regular fixture on the screen. A well-known example comes from the 2007 Doctor Who episode “The Shakespeare Code” where the Doctor refers to him as “the most human human there’s ever been.”
CFP: Special Issue of the Journal for the History of Knowledge: ‘Wonder and Knowledge’ Deadline for proposals: 1st December 2019.
Durham Early Modern Conference 20208th July 2020, 09:00 to 10th July 2020, 17:00, Durham University
Call for Papers for the Durham Early Modern Conference 2020 is now open. The deadline for submissions of Monday 11 November 2019.
We are also pleased to confirm the following keynote speakers:
·Professor Florence Hsia, Professor of History of Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison
·Professor Laurie Shannon, Franklyn Bliss Snyder Professor of Literature, Northwestern University
·Professor Marc Vanscheeuwijck, Professor of Musicology, University of Oregon
Call for papers
Renaissance Conference of Southern California
64th Annual Conference
Saturday, 21 March 2020
The Huntington Library and Gardens
Interdisciplinary Research and the Renaissance: How to Do It
Amy Buono (Art History, Chapman University)
Katherine Powers (Music, California State University, Fullerton)
Martine van Elk (English, California State University, Long Beach)
Trinity College Dublin, 24-25 April 2020
Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on The Senses in Medieval and Renaissance Europe: Hearing and Auditory Perception, which aims to provide an international and interdisciplinary forum for researchers with an interest in the history of the senses in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Professor David Hendy, University of Sussex
Echoes on the Air: How Modern Media Evoke and Dramatize
the Sounds of the Distant Past