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CFP: The Rule(s) of Exception(s) in Early Modern Culture (16th-17thc.): Literary and Historical Perspectives on Exception and Exceptionality

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:54am
ociété Française Shakespeare et de la Société d'Études Anglo-Américaines des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

 

 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.

 

Something Rich and Strange”: Remapping Shakespeare’s Utopia: Deadline Extended

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 3:35am
ESRA, European Shakespeare Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

“Something Rich and Strange”: Remapping Shakespeare’s Utopia

Anna Kowalcze-Pawlik, Delilah Bermudez Brataas

Tischner European University, Krakow, Poland akowalcze@wse.krakow.pl ; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway delilah.brataas@ntnu.no

[REMINDER: ABSTRACTS DUE 11/1] “Envisioning the Renaissance” (at CEA 3/28-30/2019)

updated: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:06am
Lynne Simpson / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers: “Envisioning the Renaissance” at CEA,  March 28-30, 2019

| CEA 50th Annual Conference: “Visons and Revisions”

| Astor Crowne Plaza New Orleans, 739 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

| Phone: (504) 962-0500 

“See better” --Shakespeare

This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of “vision” in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholars and teachers in English studies. CEA celebrates its 50th anniversary with its 2019 national conference, to be held in the heart of the French Quarter.

The Biannual International Margaret Cavendish Conference

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:13am
The International Margaret Cavendish Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

6-9 JUNE 2019

Trondheim, Norway

HOST: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

THEME: Natures, Pictures:  Cavendish and Early Modern Science, Technology, and Creativity 

Call for Papers

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

Journal of the Northern Renaissance: Call for Papers

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 1:50pm
Journal of the Northern Renaissance
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 16, 2018

The Journal of the Northern Renaissance invites submissions on any aspect of cultural practice in Northern Europe in the period 1430-1650, including but not limited to the following disciplines:

  • literature
  • art and architectural history
  • musicology
  • philosophy
  • theology
  • politics
  • history of science

We are particularly interested in studies exploring alternative cultural geographieschallenging existing conceptualizations and periodizations of the Renaissance in the North, and/or establishing continuities and ruptures with earlier and later epochs.

Illinois Medieval Association 2019 - Outliers and Outsiders

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:52am
Illinois Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Illinois Medieval Association

36th Annual Conference

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
23-24 Februrary, 2019

A call for papers: “Outliers and Outsiders”

Form and Reform

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 1:16pm
Cornell University Medieval Studies Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Form and Reform

Cornell Medieval Studies Student Conference 2019

The Medieval Studies Program at Cornell University is pleased to announce its twenty-ninth annual graduate student colloquium, which will take place on the 16th of February 2019 at the A.D. White House on Cornell’s Ithaca, NY campus.

Shakespearean Translations – Translating Shakespeare

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:18am
Shakespeare Seminar 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

It is a critical commonplace that Shakespeare in many ways relied on and produced various forms of translations – translations of foreign words, translations of literary texts, translations from one medium into another, to name but a few. Over time, Shakespeare’s works themselves have become some of the most widely translated texts in world literature. As of today, his works have been translated into more than 100 languages. Moreover, his plays and poems have travelled across time and space, and they have been re-translated time and again in order to adapt them for contemporary audiences. More often than not, such translations also raise questions about the original works and their socio-cultural as well as literary contexts.

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous Texts: Controversies in Reading, Writing, Editing, and Printing

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:38pm
Book History and Print Culture Graduate Student Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

Mad, Bad, and Dangerous Texts:

Controversies in Reading, Writing, Editing, and Printing

 

Please circulate widely.

 

In addition to conveying controversial ideas, books themselves have both committed and inspired mad, bad, and dangerous behaviour. The production and consumption of printed matter can be subversive, destructive, or downright criminal. Studying books as material objects reveals controversies that are fascinating in their own right, regardless of the subject matter between their covers.

Gender-Switching and Queer Opportunities in Web-Native Shakespeare

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:16pm
European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA), Montpellier, June 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We seek submissions to a seminar on Gender Switching and Queerness in Web-Native Shakespare at the upcoming ESRA conference (http://www.ircl.cnrs.fr/francais/sos2019.htm) in Montpellier, France, in June 2019. We welcome papers exploring the interpretive possibilities generated by queer and gender-switched casting in web series and other digitally-native media adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. By shifting the means of production and distribution beyond traditional mainstream media channels, new digital platforms like YouTube, Tumblr, and Netflix offer a creative process through which more people can adapt Shakespeare in their own image.

Postgraduate Essay Prize

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:12pm
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

The editors of English: The Journal of the English Association are pleased to invite submissions to the journal's annual essay prize competition exclusive to postgraduates.

The competition is open to any postgraduate student who is registered on a doctoral programme at any institution anywhere in the world, by, or within three months of, the submission deadline.

The deadline for submissions is October 22nd, 2018 with the winner being announced in January 2019.

Find out more.

Seminar: From Life to Afterlives: Creative Re-presentation in the Premodern World

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:01pm
Sewanee Medieval Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Organizer: Alison Frazier, University of Texas, Austin

DESCRIPTION:

Across the pre-modern world, biography in all media focused largely on rulers, warrior heroes, and spiritual adepts. Such figures, historical or not, were understood to embody virtues worth preserving, admiring and, on occasion, imitating. Thus, the global phenomena of afterlives: creative re-presentations that aimed to secure the posthumous life, or life-effect, of the hero. The topic of afterlives encourages pursuit of a global and comparative pre-modernity that remains generously local, conceptually and theoretically astute, and disciplinarily diverse.

Book Reviews

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:02am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

English: The Journal of the English Association (Oxford UP) seeks reliable book reviewers.  Please email the Reviews Editor, Dr Adam Hansen (adam.hansen@northumbria.ac.uk) with your CV (2 pages maximum) and a brief (100 words) statement of areas of interest or expertise.

English: The Journal of the English Association seeks submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:01am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

English: The Journal of the English Association (Oxford UP) seeks high quality submissions on major works of English literature or on topics of general literary interest, aimed at readers within universities and colleges and presented in a lively and engaging style.  We publish 4 issues a year, and accept submissions all year round.   Contributions should be between 5,000 and 9,000 words.

Updated: PCA: Medievalism in Popular Culture, Washington DC, April 2019

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Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 9:06pm
Christina Francis/Bloomsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

PCA/ACA 2019 National Conference, April 17th – 20th, 2019 – Washington, D.C.

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Anglo-Saxon, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods.  These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc.   For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

Presentist, Historical, and Unveiled Identities from Beowulf to the Eighteenth Century

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:24am
Mark Kaethler / Medicine Hat College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

This survey panel aims to establish dialogues between experts in early literatures. The confluence of epochs facilitates cross-historical discussion and provides a means for thinking about ways to teach early survey courses in university or college classrooms. This panel focuses on identities (racial, gendered, sexual, or mediatized, etc.). In recent years, scholars have labelled efforts to locate early forms of contemporary identity in early literature as presentist, an approach that tends to overlook differences between historical eras by prioritizing current concerns. However, are presentist methods actually flawed? And does any effort to trace earlier forms of current interests automatically constitute presentism?

Shakespeare and Tourism

updated: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:32pm
Valerie Clayman Pye and Robert Ormsby
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Shakespeare and Tourism

Call FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS

Deadline for Submission: November 15, 2018

Editors: Robert Ormsby and Valerie Clayman Pye

 

The editors of the essay collection, Shakespeare and Tourism, are seeking two further contributions for the volume, which is under contract with Routledge.

Teaching Christian Drama to Biblically Illiterate (and Semi-Literate) Audiences

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Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:05pm
Comparative Drama Conference-Orlando, Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Western civilization is deeply rooted in Judeo-Christian tradition and ideology, which goes a long way in explaining why the Bible is a shadow text on nearly every college literature syllabus. The heritage of the so-called “the book of books” spans the full historical spectrum of English writing, from its earliest specimens up to its most recent. For centuries, the bible offered up a common vocabulary and shared lens through which American college professors and their students could think and talk about literary history and culture.

 

Session on Medieval and Early Modern Drama

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:04pm
43rd Comparative Literature Conference-Orlando, FL
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

This session of the Comparative Drama Conference explores the ways in which this year’s conference locale—Orlando, Florida—crosses paths with the culture of medieval and early modern drama. Included among Central Florida’s most notable and popular theatrical productions are theme park stage adaptations of animated films and cinematic blockbusters (think Finding Nemo-The Musical etc.). How do medieval and early modern dramatic works similarly appropriate, convert and dramatize other types of scripted or choreographed performances (oral legends; religious rituals and practices; courtroom dramas; political spectacles etc.) —and to what practical and ideological ends?

 

The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am
Nathalie Rivere de Carles & Premodern Diplomats Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Call for Papers The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)  

Toulouse, France, 30th May - 1st June 2019.  

 

Confirmed Keynote speaker:  Ellen R. Welch (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), author of A Theatre of Diplomacy (Penn, 2017)

 

Sidney at Kalamazoo 2019

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:39pm
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018

The International Sidney Society invites proposals for two Sponsored Sessions at the Interational Congress on Medieval Studies focused on the life and work of Philip and Mary Sidney and/or the life and work of 16th and 17th century writers within their literary, religious, and political spheres of affiliation and influence.  We welcome both traditional and innovative imaginings of "the Sidney Circle." 

The Congress is the site of the International Sidney Society's annual meeting, bringing together leading scholars in the field with emerging voices.  The conference will be held May 9-12, 2019 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Travel fellowships for graduate students are available on a competitive basis. 

The Politics of Form in Early Modern Europe

updated: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:08pm
Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers

 

THE POLITICS OF FORM IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

June 27-28, 2019

Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3

 

Tenth Biennial Blackfriars Conference

updated: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:56am
American Shakespeare Center
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

For the Tenth Biennial Blackfriars Conference, colloquies will take one of three formats: Research Paper Discussion, Actor Facilitated Exploration, and Round Table Discussion. All colloquies are 75-minute sessions. This new format paves the way for focused, research-driven exploration and discussion of Early Modern theatre practice and academia.

RESEARCH PAPER DISCUSSION:

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

updated: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 2:44pm
Renaissance Conference of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

63rd Annual Conference Saturday, 9 March 2019
The Huntington Library and Gardens Pasadena, CA

PLENARY ROUNDTABLE Teaching Race and the Renaissance

Amy Buono (Art History, Chapman University)
Ambereen Dadabhoy (Literature, Harvey Mudd College)
Liesder Mayea (Spanish, University of Redlands)
Danielle Terrazas Williams (History, Huntington Fellow 2018–19 and Oberlin College)

DIGITAL HUMANITIES TALK AND WORKSHOP

“The Huntington’s Collections: Virtual and Real”
Vanessa Wilkie (Curator of Medieval Manuscripts and British History, Huntington Library)

Politics, Power and Spectacle in Shakespeare

updated: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:22am
Shakespeare Society of India
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

The Shakespeare Society of India will host its International Conference on 7-8 March 2019 at Kirori Mal College, Delhi University

We invite you to send in your abstracts for conference. The timeline is as follows:

Expressions of Interest with Potential Title: 15th October 2018
Submission of Abstracts: 10th December 2018
Notification of Selected Abstracts: 31st December 2018
Submission of Full Papers: 15th February 2019

Concept Note: 

Spenser at Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:19am
Spenser at Kalamazoo: International Congress of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

SPENSER AT KALAMAZOO, MAY 9-12, 2019
54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

This year we have two open sessions on any topic dealing with Edmund Spenser, and one roundtable session on teaching Spenser. 

 

Reading time for papers in the open sessions should not exceed twenty minutes. 

 

Panelists in the roundtable on teaching will speak for five minutes each and distribute copies of a handout.  

 

As always, we encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks. 

 

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