This panel invites papers addressing how seventeenth-century women’s authorial labor constituted and/or negotiated practices of persistence that were considered necessary to confront the transatlantic New World, including but not limited to willfullness, fortitude, sacrifice, and endurance. A variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches welcome. Please submit 250 word abstract and brief biography to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.”
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 email@example.com by April 5, 2020. Papers may be in Spanish or English.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Lynn Enterline (email@example.com).
Humour and Religion in the Early Modern World
Universiteit Utrecht 15-16 January 2021
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”
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2020
April 25th, 2020
300 Wheeler Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Keynote: Colleen Lye, University of California, Berkeley
Executive Committees for the Forum on Medieval French Literature and the Forum on Sixteenth-Century French Literature, Joint Call for Proposals:
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
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?”
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.
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)
15th ESSE Conference, August 31 – September 4
Seminar 57 "Genre, gender and nation in early prose fiction in English (1600-1700)"
Dr. Sonia Villegas-López (University of Huelva, Spain) firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor María José Coperías-Aguilar (University of Valencia, Spain) email@example.com
Professor Karen Gevirtz (Seton Hall University, US) firstname.lastname@example.org
HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER
DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA AND DANCE
present a symposium
Shakespeare and theGlobe
Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, 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.
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”
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: February 28-29, 2020
Abstracts Due: December 5th, 2019 (Extended Deadline)
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* 31 December 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?
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.
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.
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 before Modernity
invites papers on
'Poetics among the Disciplines'
to be proposed for
Scientiae, Amsterdam, 3-6 June 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 CFP : Esoteric and Occult Politics
In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020
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
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.