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Teaching and Engaging Shakespeare in the Classroom (NeMLA 2020, roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:01pm
John F. Maune / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

More than 400 years after his death Shakespeare is still taught in western universities and throughout the world. The number of published books related to his works as well as similarly devoted scholarly conferences seem to increase yearly. This means that what and how to approach teaching Shakespeare is not stagnant as might be imagined, but rather is expanding. The number of plays attributed to Shakespeare have seen some fluctuations, but the theory and scholarly research applied to pinch and prod his works continue to produce new stimulating insights. This gives the teacher more options on what to include in their lessons and by necessity, what to exclude. It is no easy choice deciding what to focus on in the classroom.

Poison on the Early Modern English Stage

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:07am
Lisa Hopkins / Sheffield Hallam University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Poison on the Early Modern English Stage: Plants, Paints and Perfumes

 

Contributions invited for an edited collection of new essays on poison in early modern English drama.  Possible topics might include (but are not limited to): whether the use of poison is gendered; what kinds of ingredients are used in the preparation of poisons and/or the means by which they are administered; how the ingestion of poison is acted, and the dramatic affordances of poison more generally; poison and emotion; and whether poison is ever a metaphor, and if so for what.

 

Please send abstracts of c. 250 words, together with a short bio and full contact details, to

New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:57am
William Bowen, Susan Dudash, Randa ElKhatib, Ray Siemens,
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019

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Call for Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies

RSA 2020, 2-4 April, Philadelphia

 

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America annual meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching.  Panels at the 2020 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them.

 

Medieval & Renaissance Area at MAPACA

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:18am
Scott Manning / Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works that make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots.

Call for papers

The Medieval and Renaissance Area seeks presentation, panel, or workshop proposals concerning the representations of these two eras as well as the use of their artistic productions in popular culture.

Topics for this area include but are not limited to:

International Conference - "Renaissance Man: Re-Appraisal and Re-Invention"

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:54am
Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

International Conference: Renaissance Man: Re-Appraisal and Re-Invention

Organizer: The Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Dates: 14­­–16 November 2019

 

Keynote Speakers: Professor Michelangelo Zaccarello, University of Pisa

                                  Professor Martin Dzelzainis, University of Leicester

 

Sidney and the Sidney Circle at RSA 2020

updated: 
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 9:19am
International Sidney Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

The International Sidney Society plans to sponsor four sessions at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Philadelphia (April 2-4, 2020).We are eager to invite papers on any and all topics related to Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney Herbert, Lady Mary Wroth, the Sidney Family or the Sidney Circle generally.  That Circle is conceived broadly, and hence we would welcome papers not only about Fulke Greville, Samuel Daniel, and William Herbert, but also papers about Alberico Gentili,  Veronica Franco, Vittoria Colonna, George Buchanan, Philippe Duplessis-Mornay, Étienne de La Boétie, Giordano Bruno, Justus Lipsius, and any number of figures in the Circle’s large cosmopolitan network.

Performing Power in the Premodern World

updated: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 1:24pm
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

Performing Power in the Premodern World

University of Warwick

9 November 2019

Keynote Speaker: Dr Naomi Pullin (University of Warwick)

Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:15pm
Maryanne Leone, Assumption College, and Shanna Lino, York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 16, 2019

Abstracts and articles are sought for an edited collection to be entitled Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human. Ecocriticism examines literary and cultural representations of the natural environment and diverse life forms, often in the context of broader political, economic, and social issues and often with an ethical commitment to sustainability and environmental justice. In this context, ecocritical work may interrogate how texts treat anthropocentrism, or the centralization of humans’ perspectives, needs, and experiences over those of other beings.

American Shakespeare Center Conference- Shakespeare and Ethics

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 4:09pm
American Shakespeare Center- Blackfriars Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriar’s Conference presents: Shakespeare and Ethics in Times of Uncertainty

Theater, Diplomacy, and Politics

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:46pm
PAMLA 117th Annual Conference, San Diego, Nov 14-17th, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019

This session aims at reflecting on the interrelation between theater, performance, diplomacy, and politics. Since theater became theater, plays and performances have reflected, reacted, rejected, denounced, and embraced political turmoil. This panel welcomes papers presenting an interdisciplinary or theoretically grounded analysis of the ways in which theater and/or theatrical audiences react to political turmoil and/or feed institutional discourses that endorse National politics. The multifarious nature of theater escapes unidirectional readings and categorizations: performers, directors, and the very nature of a performance's dialogic form often complicates the way in which jokes, comedy, and meaning are endorsed.

World Shakespeare Congress: Shakespeare in\and Education

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 12:01pm
Nordic Shakespeare Society and Shakespeare in Education Research Group
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CFP: Shakespeare in\and Education

The 11th Annual World Shakespeare Congress, Singapore: Shakespeare Circuits 19-23 July 2021

World Shakespeare Congress: Shakespeare and Utopia

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:45am
Shakespeare in Education Research Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 17, 2019

CFP: Shakespeare and Utopia

The 11th Annual World Shakespeare Congress, Singapore: Shakespeare Circuits 19-23 July 2021

Writing Home: Literatures of Place & Belonging, c.1300-1600

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:01am
University of Liverpool
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Writing Home: Literatures of Place & Belonging, c.1300-1600

25th-26th July 2019, University of Liverpool

Confirmed Keynote: Professor Wendy Scase

George Herbert Society Chauncey Wood Dissertation Award

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:44pm
The George Herbert Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Chauncey Wood Dissertation Award of the George Herbert Society, 2017-2019

For an Outstanding Dissertation on George Herbert

George Herbert Society Sixth Triennial Conference--Cambridge

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:43pm
The George Herbert Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

 

The George Herbert Society

announces

The Sixth Triennial Conference

at Cambridge University

George Herbert and Eloquence

18-21 June 2020

In partnership with

Peterhouse College, Trinity College, Magdalene College, and Girton College

 Plenary Speakers: Sidney Gottlieb, Sacred Heart University

Malcolm Guite, Girton College

Shakespeare Nations

updated: 
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:09pm
43rd Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 6, 2019

Shakespeare Nations

The 43rd Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference Marietta College (Ohio)

June 28·30, 2019

Extended Deadline for Proposals: Monday, May 6, 2019

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 26-28, 2019 (Undergrad) (proposals by July 8, 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:20am
Center for Medieval/Renaissance Studies, UVa-Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 8, 2019

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIII

Undergraduate Sessions

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

September 26-28, 2019

 

Keynote Address:  “Noisy Neighbors: Playhouse and Church in a London Parish”—Christopher Highley, The Ohio State University

Shakespeare and Actors

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:36am
French Shakespeare Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Call for papers for the 2020 Société Française Shakespeare conference
Paris, Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, 9-11 January 2020

Call for papers

Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:33am
Christ Church, University of Oxford & School of Arts, University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present 

A two-day symposium on 18–19 October 2019, taking place at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK. 

 

Symposium Directors are Dr Sophie Duncan and Professor Mary Luckhurst 

The event is jointly convened by the School of Arts, University of Bristol and Christ Church, University of Oxford, with support from The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH). 

 

Confirmed keynote speakers include Gilli Bush-Bailey (Central School of Speech and Drama), Jacky Bratton (Royal Holloway) and Fiona Gregory (Monash University). 

 

Not Altogether Feste: Shakespeare's Indirect Engagements with "Foolery"

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:22am
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Paper abstracts needed for PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) Conference Special Session on Shakespeare:

Shakespeare’s plays abound in fools direct, but the language, gesture, and attitude of “foolery” run through his work even aside from the antics of characters such as Feste, Lear’s Fool, or Touchstone. This panel will concentrate on moments in Shakespeare that are not so much driven by the playwright’s most famous practitioners of the fool’s trade, but rather subtly informed and structured by that trade and by the perspective it affords.

Black Humour on the English Early Modern Stage

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:19am
Bordeaux Montaigne University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

Black Humour on the English Early Modern Stage

EA Climas, EA SPH, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, 10-11 October 2019

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