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CFP: The Renaissance Unconscious & Forgery, Authority and Authenticity in the Renaissance (no deadline; 2/25/06 & 5/13/0

Friday, September 30, 2005 - 4:31pm

Call for Papers

Two Colloquia organised by the Scottish Institute for Northern Renaissance
Studies (SINRS).

Colloqium A (25 February 2006)

"The Renaissance Unconscious"

This colloquium will set out to explore concepts such as "inwardness",
"repression", and "sublimation" in the context of Renaissance writing.

Colloquium B (13 May 2006)

"Forgery, Authority, and Authenticity in the Renaissance"

The colloquium will explore the ideas of forgery and authenticity in the
Renaissance (whether of documents, texts, objects, images, or ideas).

CFP: Renaissance Conference of Southern California (11/1/05; 3/11/06)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:36pm
Lloyd Kermode


Paper abstracts are invited for the Fiftieth Anniversary Annual Meeting of
the Renaissance Conference of Southern California (

The conference will be held March 11, 2006, at the Huntington Library,
San Marino, California.

Plenary Speaker this year will be Brian Copenhaver, Professor of Philosophy
at UCLA.

The RCSC welcomes paper proposals on Renaissance Art, Literature, History,
Philosophy, Religion, Music, or Theatre.

Abstracts (500 word maximum, for fifteen-minute papers) should be mailed
to: Professor Ria O'Foghludha, President, RCSC, Whittier College, Whittier,
CA 90608.

CFP: European Women Writers 1700-1900 (UK) (11/1/05; 3/11/06)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:42pm
Gillian Dow

Translators, Interpreters, Mediators: Women Writers 1700-1900

Proposals are invited for papers for an interdisciplinary study day to be
held at Chawton House Library on the 11th of March 2006. Chawton House is
an Elizabethan Manor that once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, and
opened in July 2003 as a Centre for the Study of Early English Women's
Writing, 1600 - 1830. The event is jointly organised by Chawton House
Library, the University of Southampton English Department, and the project
"The International Reception of Women's Writing" (Research Institute for
History and Cultures of Utrecht University, The Netherlands).

CFP: Tranforming Textualities: The Evolution of Early Modern Texts (12/9/05; 3/26/06)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:42pm
Ambereen Dadabhoy

Claremont Graduate University is sponsoring its seventh interdisciplinary Early Modern Studies Graduate Symposium, to be held in Claremont, CA, on Saturday, March 26. This year's theme is "Transforming Textualities: The Evolution of Early Modern Texts from Caxton's Morte Darthur to Branagh's Hamlet." We are accepting abstracts for papers from graduate students that deal with any aspect of early modern textual history, book history/print culture, later reworkings of early modern texts, such as T.H. White's Once and Future King, or representations of texts in other media, including but not limited to art, music, drama, and film. We are especially interested in papers and/or panels that take a transdisciplinary approach to early modern studies.

UPDATE: Ballads and Broadsides, 1500-1800 (10/15/05; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Simone R. Chess

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for CFP! Many thanks to those of you who've already
submitted; due to popular demand, all proposals to the UCSB "Straws in the
Wind" Condference are now due by OCTOBER 15th (see below for submission

The Early Modern Center at UCSB invites paper proposals for "Straws in the
Wind: Ballads and Broadsides, 1500-1800," an interdisciplinary conference to
be held at UC Santa Barbara on February 24 and 25, 2006.

CFP: Early Modern Secrets and Lies (grad) (1/15/06; 4/28/06)

Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
Carrie Shanafelt

The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group of the Graduate Center, City University of NY, invites proposals for papers for its second annual conference. This conference, Secrets and Lies, will be held on April 28th, 2006 in New York City. We encourage scholars of all disciplines to submit papers related to the period inclusive of the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, and we especially welcome papers with an interdisciplinary methodology. This conference will focus on dissonances between private and public selves as represented in texts and other cultural productions of the early modern era. Possible topics for papers include, but are not limited to:


Emotional lives

Lies of the body



CFP: Crossing the Line Between Public and Private in Early Modern England (10/24/05; 3/9/06-3/11/06)

Sunday, September 18, 2005 - 4:30pm
D. K. Smith

Crossing the Line Between Public and Private in Early Modern England. I am inviting papers for a panel on issues of privacy in Early Modern England for the Cultural Studies Conference at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS March 9-11, 2006. The topic is broad and may include (but is not limited to) issues such as: the private/public nature of coterie literature, government surveillance and the limits of personal privacy, public performances of private concerns, the inversion of private and public in royal spectacle, and private writing in a public setting. E-mail a 200-word abstract and a brief bio by October 24 to Kimball Smith, Department of English, Kansas State University at