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Sederi Yearbook

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:54pm
Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Call for Papers



SEDERI welcomes articles, notes and reviews for its next issue (nº 30) to be published in Autumn 2020.

SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on Early Modern English Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external readers, following a double-blind policy. It is published in paper and online, in open-access.


Quality Assessment and Indexing

Feminist Philologies (RSA 2020)

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 11:38am
Stephen Spiess / Babson College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 12, 2019

Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, 2-4 April 2020

Feminist Philologies

Performing Medieval Drama in the 21st Century (A Panel Discussion)

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:50pm
Kyle A. Thomas, Missouri State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019


Session Title: Performing Medieval Drama in the 21st Century (A Panel Discussion) at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University (2020)

Organizer: Kyle A. Thomas (Missouri State University)

Sponsered by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) 

Border Crossings in Medieval Drama

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:39am
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 23, 2019

The theater has always been a place to push boundaries and explore the borders of what is accepted in society.  The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society invites abstracts for the 2020 Leeds International Medieval Congress on “Borders” to be delivered in a session about crossing different types of borders—be they geographic or social—within the context of drama and performance in the medieval and Renaissance periods.


Topics can include but are not limited to:

Irony, Humor, and Laughter in Italian Literature

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?

This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature. 

NeMLA 2020 Panel: Social and Self-identity in the Early Modern Spanish Picaresque Updated 8/29/2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 10:12am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Early Modern Spain witnessed the birth of the literary and culturally significant picaresque genre with protagonists that existed in liminal spaces that allowed society to fashion them and in turn these pícaros to refashion themselves. Through autobiographies, letters and dialogues, they became manifested not only as beggars, buffoons, thieves, card sharks and prostitutes, but also as animals, actors, rich runaways and academics. This panel seeks papers in English or Spanish that examine how society fashions the picaresque genre’s protagonists and/or how pícaros shape themselves.

"How to Win Students and Influence Colleagues; Innovative Teaching in the Medieval and Early Modern Classroom" (TEMA 2019, Roundtable)

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:11am
Lauren "Lola" Watson / Texas Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We are seeking proposals for a roundtable on innovative ways to engage students in medieval and/or early modern studies.  This roundtable is intended to be a time for sharing ideas and discussing effective approaches to teaching medieval and early modern content.  We are particularly interested in presentations which showcase specific lessons, activities, and methods that participants have found fruitful, have resulted in especially productive class meetings, or compelling student work.  We invite proposals for short (8-10-minute) presentations.  Presentations related to teaching courses in all disciplines are welcome.  Relevant topics might include (but are not limited to):

UPDATE: 2019 MAPACA Medeival and Renaissance

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:47pm
Diana Vecchio/ Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019

UPDATE: New submission deadline July 7, 2019


Pittsburgh, PA

November 7-9, 2019


Medieval & Renaissance


The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:

-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends, Norse Mythology, Shakespeare