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Transformations: Tracing Forces of Change in the Medieval and Early Modern Period

updated: 
Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 7:38pm
Duke-UNC Medieval and Early Modern Studies Collaboration
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

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 book chapters: Performances at Court in Shakespeare's Era

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:56am
Sophie Chiari
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Call for Book Chapters

 

Performances at Court in Shakespeare’s Era

(edited collection published by Rowman & Littlefield)

 

 

Deadline for submitting chapter proposals (400 words): 28 February 2017

Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2017

Deadline for final submissions (6000-8000 words): 31 August 2017

Editors: John Mucciolo and Sophie Chiari

 

Shakespeare and the Pedagogies of Justice

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:56am
Hillary Eklund & Wendy Hyman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

Shakespeare scholars regularly encounter social justice issues in the material that we study and teach. Most often in the classroom our engagement with such issues takes the form of thematic identification and critical parsing. Yet we struggle to form more direct, material connections between coursework and social justice work. This book is for professors of early modern literature who want to heighten the intellectual impact of their courses by thoughtfully using their classrooms as laboratories for social formation and action.

Passages (2017 Early Modern Iberia Study Group Graduate Symposium)

updated: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:26pm
Early Modern Iberia Study Group at the University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

The Early Modern Iberia Study Group at the University of Pennsylvania invites abstracts for its 2017 Graduate Symposium on the theme of Passages. This one-day graduate symposium will take place on April 22nd, 2017, with a keynote address by Prof. Seth Kimmel (Columbia).

CfP: Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 11:58pm
University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mobility and Space in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Friday 23rd June 2017, University of Oxford

 

The application of spatial paradigms to the study of late medieval and early modern societies is now well underway. In contrast, the so-called ‘mobility turn’ has struggled to find its way from the social sciences to the humanities and, in particular, to disciplines concerned with the study of the past. This conference proposes to bring the two together by exploring how everyday mobility contributed to the shaping of late medieval and early modern spaces, and how spatial frameworks affected the movement of people in pre-modern Europe.

International and Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference: Culture of Reformation and reforming in culture

updated: 
Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:06am
University of Lodz and Academy of Music in Lodz, Polish Academy of Science
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 22, 2017

Ever since Max Weber in scientific and philosophical reflection, the idea appeared that the Reformation is not only a historical phenomenon but above all socio-cultural. Associated with it were, among others, individualism, experientialism, modernity, innovation, activism, asceticism in the world, creativity, self-reflection, communitarianism, economy, development of accounting, criticism, capitalism, the culture of writing and printing. It's only a few examples of phenomena and values ​​associated inextricably with the wider Reformation in culture. The very existence of the Reformation bears fruit historically in the concept of tolerance and respect for diversity. The list of themes and values ​​certainly is not limited and closed.

 

Etudes Episteme special edition: Profane Shakespeare

updated: 
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:26am
Karen Britland / UW-Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Profane Shakespeare

Perfection, Pollution, and the Truth of Performance

“But no perfection is so absolute,

That some impurity doth not pollute”

Rape of Lucrece, l. 899

 

For its 33rd issue (Spring 2018), the online peer-reviewed journal Etudes Epistémè (www.episteme.revues.org) seeks articles examining Shakespeare’s treatment of the notions of perfection (or “purity”) and pollution (or “impurity”), understood not only along traditional moral and religious lines, but also, more “profanely”, in aesthetic and hermeneutic terms.

 

Charles d'Orléans’s Literary Influences

updated: 
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:16am
Sonya Lundblad and Holly Barbaccia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Abstracts are invited for papers addressing any aspect of Charles d'Orléans’s literary influences. Topics might include Charles’s use of particular sources, his complex engagement with French and English traditions, his formalism, his multilingualism, his relationship to prison writing, and his influence on later writers. Please submit a 250-500 word abstract for a 20-minute presentation to lundblad.sonya@uis.no.

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