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Sidney and the Sidney Circle at SCSC 2020 (3 panels)

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

SIDNEY AND THE SIDNEY CIRCLE AT THE SIXTEENTH-CENTURY SOCIETY CONFERENCE

October 29-November 1, 2020, Baltimore, MD

The International Sidney Society will sponsor three panels at the 2020 Sixteenth-Century Society Conference and invites paper proposals related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney Family or the Sidney Circle generally.

I.  Post-critical Reading and the Sidney Circle

Cultures of Collectivity and Manuscript Evidence

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence at the Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Research Group on Manuscript Evidence, in keeping with the MMLA conference’s theme of “Cultures of Collectivity,” is sponsoring panels on collecting and manuscripts, broadly conceived. Possible foci include, strictly by way of example: specific archives, collections, or even gatherings of texts in particular manuscripts; reading communities or scribal centers; book markets; and the collections of material resources involved in manuscript production. We invite all approaches—including hermeneutical, textual, art historical, codicological, and paleographical—across all time periods.

Call for Papers: Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Conference (Aug. 2020-Due 1 May)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:45pm
Rocky Mountain Medieval & Renaissance Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Society (RMMRA) invites papers on any topic relating to the period 400 -1700 and welcomes scholars in a broad range of disciplines including history, literature, art history, music, and gender studies with special consideration given to papers and proposals on this year’s theme, “Antique Modes of Thought, Romantic Traditions, and Legendary Storytelling in the Middle Ages and Renaissance.”

Submissions should be directed through our online portal at www.memberplanet.com/s/rmmra/rmmra2020cfp. Questions about the conference or membership should be directed to rmmraconf@gmail.com.

CFP: Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) -- MMLA 2020 (Milwaukee, WI)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:44pm
R. John McCaw / U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Spanish I (Peninsular Literature before 1700) permanent section of the Midwest Modern Language Association seeks proposals for the upcoming MMLA Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (November 5-8, 2020). Though proposals on any topic related to Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature are welcome, we also seek proposals that specifically engage with the 2020 MMLA theme of “Cultures of Collectivity.” The conference theme includes, but is not limited to: cultural movements, subcultures, authorial collaborations, literary circles, and interdisciplinary networks. Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio (or brief CV) to John McCaw at rjmccaw@uwm.edu by April 5, 2020. Papers may be in Spanish or English.

Gendered Vengeance (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:36pm
CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Exploring depictions of revenge that reinforce or question assumptions about gender, this guaranteed panel welcomes reconsiderations of the revenge tragedy and of less-familiar genres. 250-word abstracts by 3/15/2020; John Garrison (garrison@grinnell.edu) and Lynn Enterline (lynn.enterline@vanderbilt.edu).

Telling Trauma & Disability (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:36pm
CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This guaranteed roundtable will bring together brief responses to the question, “What linkages did early modern narratives see between trauma and disability?” 250-word abstracts by 3/15/2020; John Garrison (garrison@grinnell.edu) and Lynn Enterline (lynn.enterline@vanderbilt.edu).

Monsters and Problematic Identities

updated: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 1:09am
The Medieval and Renaissance Student Association at CSULB
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 21, 2020

The Medieval and Renaissance Student Association (MaRSA) of California State University, Long Beach is seeking individual papers as well as panel submissions for their graduate student conference. The conference will be held at the Karl Anatol Center on the campus of CSULB on March 12th, 2020.

Sense and Consensus

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 5:37pm
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

“Sense and Consensus”

Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2020

April 25th, 2020

300 Wheeler Hall

University of California, Berkeley

Keynote: Colleen Lye, University of California, Berkeley

MLA Toronto, Jan 2021 - French 16th century

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:29pm
Executive Committee for the Forum on Sixteenth-Century French Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

Executive Committees for the Forum on Medieval French Literature and the Forum on Sixteenth-Century French Literature, Joint Call for Proposals:

A Symposium on Clouds

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:31am
University College London English Department - Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

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

 

Keynotes:

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?”

Shakespeare and the Jews: A Global Exploration (Special Issue of 'Shakespeare')

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:25am
Sabine Schuelting / Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

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.

The Perception and Representation of Plants in Early Modern England (1550-1700)

updated: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 6:44am
The 15th ESSE Conference - The European Society for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

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)

Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:56am
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

 

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)

 

Confirmed Plenaries: 

 

Seminar 57, "Genre, gender and nation in early prose fiction in English (1600-1700)"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 2:06pm
ESSE, European Society for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

 

15th ESSE Conference, August 31 – September 4

Lyon, France

Seminar 57 "Genre, gender and nation in early prose fiction in English (1600-1700)"

Convenors:

Dr. Sonia Villegas-López (University of Huelva, Spain) villegas@uhu.es

Professor María José Coperías-Aguilar (University of Valencia, Spain) maria.j.coperias@uv.es

Professor Karen Gevirtz (Seton Hall University, US) karen.gevirtz@shu.edu

Shakespeare and the Globe

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 1:12pm
Vimala Pasupathi / Hofstra University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER

and the

DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA AND DANCE

present a symposium

Shakespeare and theGlobe

Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, 2020

The Song of Songs in European Poetry (13th-17th Centuries): Translations, Appropriations, Rewritings

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:23pm
Alessandra Petrina / University of Padova (Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 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.

Food: Sacrificial, Spiritual, and Secular

updated: 
Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 10:43pm
Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

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”

updated: 
Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 12:03am
UCSB Early Modern Center (EMC)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019

“Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500-1800”  

University of California, Santa Barbara 

Conference Date: February 28-29, 2020 

Abstracts Due: December 5th, 2019 (Extended Deadline)

General Call for Papers - Spring 2020

updated: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 4:39am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

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* Shakespeare and Dance

updated: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 4:20pm
Kirsten Sandrock, University of Goettingen
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

*Extended Deadline* 31 December 2019

The Voice: Resonances in Literary Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 2:00am
Literature & Critical Theory Student Union, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 21, 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?

Special Journal Issue: The Witch in the Medieval and Early Modern Literature

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:18pm
Andreea Marculescu (University of Oklahoma)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

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.

 

HISTORICAL CORPOREALITIES

updated: 
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 3:40pm
Center for Early Cultures at University of California, Irvine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

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.

Dickinson and Shakespeare

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:11pm
Paraic Finnerty, Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

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 among the Disciplines @ Scientiae, Amsterdam, 3-6 June 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:07pm
Poetics before Modernity / Scientiae
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Poetics before Modernity 

invites papers on 

'Poetics among the Disciplines' 

to be proposed for 

Scientiae, Amsterdam, 3-6 June 2020

Commemorating Thomas Becket

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 2:33pm
Canadian Society of Medievalists
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 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: Esoteric and Occult Politics (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:21pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

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

Negotiating Boundaries: Early Modern Texts and Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:51pm
The London Shakespeare Centre & Shakespeare’s Globe
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 29, 2019

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

 

«Dall’ombre al chiaro lume» - The Enigma and its declensions in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:48pm
Doctoral Conference - University of Padua
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

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.

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