For this year's Sixteenth Century Conference, to be held from 17-20 October in St. Louis, Missouri, the International Spenser Society will sponsor a panel on "Angry Spenser". Affect studies are all the rage at present, and the affect of rage is everywhere in Spenser's work. From The Faerie Queene's personifications and allegorical figures (Furor, Pyrochles, Atin) to the bitter satire of "Mother Hubberd's Tale" to the ostensible counsel of A View of the Present State of Ireland, Spenser's poetry not only explores the state, causes, and consequences of rage and wrath of all kinds but is frequently laced with anger.
27th Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature
12-13 April 2019
Call for Papers
We invite abstracts for 20-minute conference presentations on any aspect of Early British Literature from the beginnings through the 18th Century. Papers on all aspects of teaching, interpretation, and research of Early British Literature are invited. Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are encouraged to apply.
The 2019 Keynote Address will be "The Metamorphic Worlds of Early Modern Literature," by Dr. Seth Lerer, Distinguished Professor of Literature, The University of California at San Diego.
(MLA 2020 Chaucer and Shakespeare Forums)
What can/should be the role of the premodern in the transhistorical history of race? Chaucer/Shakespeare’s entanglements in the history of racialization; the history of race before race. Please submit 250-word abstracts of roundtable-length papers by March 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
MLA 2020: "Early Modern Resilience: Shakespeare and Beyond," Special Session
How does early modern literature portray the resilience of women or other marginalized groups in times of crisis? What strength or power is found in resilience? Is resilience similar to #resist, the experience of domestic violence, or #metoo? How can we understand resilience within feminist criticism, critical race theory, post-colonialism, or other methodologies? How does resilience change our reading (or performance) of a text, and can we begin to theorize the way resilience functions in the early modern world? All texts from the early modern world and all methodologies welcome.
CFP: Sidney(s) at SCSC, St Louis, October 2019
The International Sidney Society invites proposals/abstracts for three sessions to be held at the 2019 Sixteenth Century Society Conference. We invite proposals on any topic relating to the life and work of Sir Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Countess of Pembroke, Robert Sidney Earl of Leicester, and/or Lady Mary Wroth.
Some of the topics that we thought might be addressed include:
September 19th-20th, TORCH, University of Oxford
“Earth, Sea, Sky” is an international environmental humanities research network
(http://torch.ox.ac.uk/earth-sea-sky). Our central aims are 1. to examine the varied and
contested medieval and early modern approaches to the natural world, and 2. to
consider how this premodern archive resonates with environmental degradation and
global warming in our current moment. In three linked symposia we will focus on each
domain of “Earth, Sea, Sky.”
CALL FOR PAPERS 2019
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Conference Dates: October 10-12, 2019
Hotel Paso del Norte
El Paso, TX
The Wooden O Symposium invites panel and paper proposals on any topic related to the text and performance of Shakespeare's plays. The 2019 conference seeks papers that investigate our 2019 theme: The Ties that Bind. Topics could range from familial relationships, playwright associations, or the societal bonds that connect Shakespeare's characters. Consideration will also be given to papers dealing with first folio connections in conjunctions with The Book of Will. We welcome unique interpretations of this theme.
Universities often separate into departments based on geographic regions as seen in the designations of “English” and “French.” Yet for medieval studies, these two regions were not completely separate entities, but deeply entwined with culture, land, and even leadership frequently changing hands or uniting them together. Based on the 2018 conference of the same name, this panel aims to bring together scholars of English and French—as well as other disciplines—to show how their work necessarily crosses the boundaries between these two fields.
CFP MLA 2020
Sponsored Open-Call Session for Sixteenth-Century English Literature LLC
Spenser, Ecology, and the Dream of a Legible Environment
Progress & Decline in the History of Political Thought
10th Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought
20-21 June 2019, London
Keynote address: Prof. Richard Whatmore (St. Andrews)
We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panels of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 24-26, 2019 in Little Rock, Arkansas. http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/.
We accept papers from any non-dramatic literary genres—this includes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Texts are not limited to those of English origins, and the topic is open. Please submit an abstract of no more than 350 words to Nicholas Brush (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 31, 2019. Please use the e-mail address listed here as the e-mail address listed on the SCMLA Full CFP is not up-to-date.
The 2019 Conference on John Milton—to be held October 17-19, 2019 in Birmingham, AL--welcomes papers and roundtables on any aspect of Milton Studies, from close readings of particular works to broader investigations of themes, trends, and contexts. In addition, we welcome papers with a specific focus on Milton and early modern women writers and especially Lucy Hutchinson.
We are also happy to consider papers that focus only on Hutchinson. Plenary speakers will be David Norbrook and Erin Murphy.
Duality and Manuscript Evidence
at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
14-17 November 2019 in Chicago
The editors are soliciting chapter proposals for an edited volume, tentatively entitled "The King is But a Man": William Shakespeare and 21st Century Culture, Politics, and Leadership, which examines Shakespeare as relevant to contemporary questions of global culture, politics, and leadership.
2nd Call for Papers
2019 Shakespearean Theatre Conference:
“Festival and Festivity”
What is real and what is fake? And why does it matter? As soon as objects, texts and utterances (be they pragmatic or artistic) become imbued with a sense of authority or authenticity, there is a potential to produce other objects, texts and utterances which mimic and attempt to siphon off that authority and authenticity. In late medieval and early modern European culture (1400-1750), this potential was realized in new and unprecedented ways. Social, technological, and intellectual developments forever altered many activities which fall under the remit of forgery and fabrication, spurring lively debate about truth and falsity. The printing press transformed the production, distribution and marketing of texts and images.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Experience & Expression in the Renaissance: Exploring Early Modern Media
5th Annual Conference by the Association of Renaissance Students
15 March 2019
University of Toronto
Call for Papers
SEDERI Yearbook welcomes articles, notes and reviews for its next issue.
SEDERI, Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies, is an annual publication devoted to current criticism and scholarship on English Renaissance Studies. It is peer-reviewed by external referees, following a double-blind policy.
Areas of interest
Early Modern English Literature
Early Modern English History and Culture
Early Modern English Language
The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan
invites abstracts for papers for the interdisciplinary graduate student conference,
“How to be Global in the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds”
at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 15-16, 2019
With keynote lectures by:
Bernadette Andrea (UCSB) and
Christine Chism (UCLA)
And panel responses from the medieval
and early modern faculty at the University of Michigan
Call for Papers
Return, Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery:
UCSD Department of Literature's First Annual Graduate Conference
April 5-6, 2019
A good book is the precious lifeblood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.
English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty
Edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre
The editors are seeking contributors for English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty, a four-volume series—intended for Palgrave Macmillan’s “Queenship and Power” series—that will provide short, focused, well-researched, and refereed biographies of all the English consorts since the Conquest.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: February 22-23, 2019
Abstracts Due: December 7, 2018
The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, “World-Making, 1500-1800,” to be held on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers: Su Fang Ng (Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor and Associate
Professor of English, Virginia Tech) and Daniel O’Quinn (Professor in the School of English and
Theatre Studies, University of Guelph).
Deadline Extended—Please send abstracts by January 15, 2019.
Call for Papers
6-9 JUNE 2019 - Trondheim, Norway
The society welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers on topics related directly or indirectly to the theme, or on any aspects of Cavendish, her work, her family (including William Cavendish, Jane Cavendish, and Elizabeth Cavendish) and her contemporaries, influences, and responses to her work. In particular, we invite panel proposals on the work of Anne Conway and other early modern women scientists and philosophers. Papers may explore, but are not limited to, the following disciplines:
- art history
This panel seeks to continue the fruitful dialogue about the intertwining of epic, romance and novel in Italian culture we started at the AAIS-CSIS 2017 Conference in Columbus, Ohio. In order to further the scholarship of Bakhtin, Jameson, Doody, and Fusillo among others, we welcome investigations of the widespread presence and reciprocal influence of these three literary forms in the Italian linguistic and cultural space from the Middle Ages to the present day. What motivates their contaminations? What emerges from the collisions of these different styles and worldviews within the Italian context?
SCIENTIAE: Early Modern Knowledge
June 12th – 15th, 2019
Queen’s University, Belfast.
With plenary addresses by:
Ingrid Rowland (Notre Dame/Rome) & Rob Iliffe (Oxford)
and plenary panels led by:
Subha Mukherji (Cambridge) &
We invite contributions focusing on early modern theater, including but not limited to Shakespeare’s plays. The Hare is an online, peer-reviewed journal, publishing untimely reviews of books, articles, and performances in early modern theater.
This journal provides a venue for the contention and reevaluation of old scholarly work in contemporary scholarly debate. We invite you to interpret “old” creatively, though traditional reviews of recent publications will not be considered. We welcome:
The Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association invites proposals for papers and panels at Annual Conference to be held April 11-13 in downtown Denver, Colorado, at the SpringHill Suites Marriott adjacent to the Metropolitan State University of Denver.
CFP Early Modern Studies Seminar, "The Rule(s) of Exception(s) in Early Modern Culture (16th-17thc.): Literary and Historical Perspectives on Exception and Exceptionality", SAES Congress, 6-8 June 2019, Aix-en-Provence, France.