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

updated: 
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):

Border Crossings in Medieval Drama

updated: 
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

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
NeMLA
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. 

UPDATE: 2019 MAPACA Medeival and Renaissance

updated: 
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

MAPACA 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

The Picaro and Picaresque Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:13pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Picaro and Picaresque Fiction (Panel)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Afterlives: Reinvention, Reception, and Reproduction

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:53am
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at CSU Long Beach and Forest Lawn Museum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

REMINDER: Deadline Approaching July 15, 2019

Afterlives: Reinvention, Reception, and Reproduction

November 9, 2019

Forest Lawn Museum, 1712 S. Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205

Call for Papers

Reading Surfaces in Early Modern England

updated: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:21pm
Alex MacConochie, Megan Bowman/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“The surface is where most of the action is.”

--James Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception

 

NeMLA: French Religious Spaces, Rhetoric, and Identity: 1534-1790

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:39pm
Janée Allsman, University of Colorado Boulder
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 51st Annual Convention, March 5-8, 2020

Boston, Massachusetts
Marriott Copley Place

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

 

French Religious Spaces, Rhetoric, and Identity: 1534-1790

 

How did religious spaces and their regulation in France between 1534 and 1790 shape religious rhetoric and identities? How did the legacies or privation of these spaces inform or define the identities of French missionaries in the colonies, or of French-speaking religious communities in exile? What was the relationship between private and public spaces and religious identities?

Suggested topics may include:

Teaching and Engaging Shakespeare in the Classroom (NeMLA 2020, roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:01pm
John F. Maune / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

More than 400 years after his death Shakespeare is still taught in western universities and throughout the world. The number of published books related to his works as well as similarly devoted scholarly conferences seem to increase yearly. This means that what and how to approach teaching Shakespeare is not stagnant as might be imagined, but rather is expanding. The number of plays attributed to Shakespeare have seen some fluctuations, but the theory and scholarly research applied to pinch and prod his works continue to produce new stimulating insights. This gives the teacher more options on what to include in their lessons and by necessity, what to exclude. It is no easy choice deciding what to focus on in the classroom.

Poison on the Early Modern English Stage

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:07am
Lisa Hopkins / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Poison on the Early Modern English Stage: Plants, Paints and Perfumes

 

Contributions invited for an edited collection of new essays on poison in early modern English drama.  Possible topics might include (but are not limited to): whether the use of poison is gendered; what kinds of ingredients are used in the preparation of poisons and/or the means by which they are administered; how the ingestion of poison is acted, and the dramatic affordances of poison more generally; poison and emotion; and whether poison is ever a metaphor, and if so for what.

 

Please send abstracts of c. 250 words, together with a short bio and full contact details, to

New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:57am
William Bowen, Susan Dudash, Randa ElKhatib, Ray Siemens,
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Call for Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies

RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia

 

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching.  Panels at the 2020 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them.

 

Medieval & Renaissance Area at MAPACA

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:18am
Scott Manning / Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works that make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots.

Call for papers

The Medieval and Renaissance Area seeks presentation, panel, or workshop proposals concerning the representations of these two eras as well as the use of their artistic productions in popular culture.

Topics for this area include but are not limited to:

International Conference - "Renaissance Man: Re-Appraisal and Re-Invention"

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:54am
Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

International Conference: Renaissance Man: Re-Appraisal and Re-Invention

Organizer: The Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Dates: 14­­–16 November 2019

 

Keynote Speakers: Professor Michelangelo Zaccarello, University of Pisa

                                  Professor Martin Dzelzainis, University of Leicester

 

Sidney and the Sidney Circle at RSA 2020

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:19am
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

The International Sidney Society plans to sponsor four sessions at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Philadelphia (April 2-4, 2020).We are eager to invite papers on any and all topics related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney Family or the Sidney Circle generally.  That Circle is conceived broadly, and hence we would welcome papers not only about Fulke Greville, Samuel Daniel, and William Herbert, but also papers about Alberico Gentili,  Veronica Franco, Vittoria Colonna, George Buchanan, Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, Étienne de La Boétie, Giordano Bruno, Justus Lipsius, and any number of figures in the Circle’s large cosmopolitan network.

Performing Power in the Premodern World

updated: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 1:24pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Performing Power in the Premodern World

University of Warwick

9 November 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr Naomi Pullin (University of Warwick)

Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:15pm
Maryanne Leone, Assumption College, and Shanna Lino, York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 16, 2019

Abstracts and articles are sought for an edited collection to be entitled Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human. Ecocriticism examines literary and cultural representations of the natural environment and diverse life forms, often in the context of broader political, economic, and social issues and often with an ethical commitment to sustainability and environmental justice. In this context, ecocritical work may interrogate how texts treat anthropocentrism, or the centralization of humans’ perspectives, needs, and experiences over those of other beings.

American Shakespeare Center Conference- Shakespeare and Ethics

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 4:09pm
American Shakespeare Center- Blackfriars Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriar’s Conference presents: Shakespeare and Ethics in Times of Uncertainty

Theater, Diplomacy, and Politics

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:46pm
PAMLA 117th Annual Conference, San Diego, Nov 14-17th, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019

This session aims at reflecting on the interrelation between theater, performance, diplomacy, and politics. Since theater became theater, plays and performances have reflected, reacted, rejected, denounced, and embraced political turmoil. This panel welcomes papers presenting an interdisciplinary or theoretically grounded analysis of the ways in which theater and/or theatrical audiences react to political turmoil and/or feed institutional discourses that endorse National politics. The multifarious nature of theater escapes unidirectional readings and categorizations: performers, directors, and the very nature of a performance's dialogic form often complicates the way in which jokes, comedy, and meaning are endorsed.

World Shakespeare Congress: Shakespeare in\and Education

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:01pm
Nordic Shakespeare Society and Shakespeare in Education Research Group
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CFP: Shakespeare in\and Education

The 11th Annual World Shakespeare Congress, Singapore: Shakespeare Circuits 19-23 July 2021

World Shakespeare Congress: Shakespeare and Utopia

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:45am
Shakespeare in Education Research Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 17, 2019

CFP: Shakespeare and Utopia

The 11th Annual World Shakespeare Congress, Singapore: Shakespeare Circuits 19-23 July 2021

Writing Home: Literatures of Place & Belonging, c.1300-1600

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:01am
University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Writing Home: Literatures of Place & Belonging, c.1300-1600

25th-26th July 2019, University of Liverpool

Confirmed Keynote: Professor Wendy Scase

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