In line with the MMLA 2017 conference theme of Art and Activism, the English I permanent section seeks papers that explore how literature or culture before 1800 represent political action or serve to produce (or at least gesture towards) political action. We define political in the most broad terms possible and welcome submissions that explore ideology, the economy, political strategies for individual advancement, social change, religion, political commentary, and the politics of the reception of literature. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief vita to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5, 2017.
South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, November 3-5, 2017
Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia
Southeast Renaissance Conference, SAMLA Affiliate
CFP: Paradox and Form: High and Low Art in Early Modern Literature
Dr. Ruth McIntyre, Kennesaw State University
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
The Artisan’s Pen: Writers of the Middling Sort in the 16th and 17th centuries.
We are seeking papers for a panel to be held at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in New Orleans, March 22-24, 2018.
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 21-23, 2017
Elizabeth J. Bryan, Brown University
Historiated Bruts: How Manuscript Illustration Twisted History in the fifteenth-Century English Chronicle
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 papers related to the issue's central topic of investigating Marx's impact, in a broad sense, on Shakespeare studies, either by exemplifying it in your own way or by commenting directly on it. Reference to the situation in our contemporary world as part of the overall argument would be welcome as well. We are also looking for papers that investigate Shakespeare’s influence on Karl Marx and the development of his writings.
The proposed length for this is 6000 words, and the journal requires double-blind peer evaluation. We expect a strong issue.
“Artists, Activists, and Manuscript Evidence”
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the M-MLA conference’s theme of “Artists and Activists,” is sponsoring panels on manuscripts and printed books and the illuminators, scribes, editors, and other artists who created them and the scholars and readers who used them. The session invites all approaches, including textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical.
The conference will be held at Cincinnati, Ohio 09-12 November 2017.
Possible foci include but are by no means limited to:
The Phenomenon of the Cross in an Age of Reform
This CFP is seeking abstracts for a panel-proposal to the Sixteenth Century Society Conference (SCSC), to be held October 26-29, 2017, in Milwaukee, WI. <http://www.sixteenthcentury.org/conference/>. Abstracts that are accepted will then be submitted to the SCSC for consideration.
SAMLA 89 – High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture: November 3-5th, 2017/Atlanta, GA
This roundtable seeks presenters that engage with the theme of this year's convention, High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, as it relates to the works of Miguel de Cervantes. Presentations may focus on one or several works. Please submit a 250-word abstract to Brian Phillips, Jackson State University (email@example.com), by May 30, 2017.
MLA, January 2018, New York: Seeking proposals to a non-guaranteed session about kinship terminology or terms of endearment used for friends and foes. For example, in The Song of Roland, characters use sarcasm to describe enemies as friends, and interestingly, demeaning monikers are used to chastise friends. What do these epithets say about the cultural boundaries between friends and enemies in medieval and renaissance literature? Please send 500 word proposal and CV by 20 March 2017 to Pamela Kirkpatrick (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Also, please email questions or comments. If proposal is accepted, attendant must be an MLA member by 7 April 2017, per MLA guidelines.