CFP: Early Modern Lacan (5/1/05; RSA, 3/23/06-3/25/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Douglas Brooks
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In conjunction with the theme of a future issue of the Shakespeare
Yearbook, "Shakespeare and Theory Re-thought." the journal will
sponsor a special session at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the
Renaissance Society of America (San Francisco, March 23-25, 2006.)

Jacques Lacan often turned to literature written in the early modern
period to articulate his thoughts on a wide range of psychoanalytic
issues. During the roughly two decades of Post-structuralism's
prominence, a number of scholars of early modern literature turned to
Lacan to articulate a range of literary and cultural issues. Some
twenty years after Lacan's death it seems worth revisiting the
relevance of his work to the study and interpretation of early modern

Proposed papers may address a number of topics including, Lacan's
notion of the early modern, his reading of specific early modern
works, revisiting ground-breaking critical efforts to apply Lacanian
theory to early modern literature, potential links between Lacanian
thought and current scholarly trends such as historicism,
materialism, book history, gender/queer studies, as well as Lacanian
readings of individual literary works.

I am particularly interested in encouraging and promoting the work of
junior scholars.

Please submit title and 100 - word abstract of proposed paper along
with a brief scholarly bio by May 1 to Douglas A. Brooks
( Digital submissions as e-mail attachments in
Rich Text Format or Microsoft Word are preferred. Proposed papers
must not exceed eight double-spaced pages in Times New Roman 12 point.

Those prospective contributors who are unable to attend RSA, but wish
to propose essays for the relevant issue of Shakespeare Yearbook
should submit abstracts and brief scholarly bios to Douglas A. Brooks
( by May 25, 2006

The Shakespeare Yearbook is a broadly based international annual of
scholarship relating to Shakespeare, his time, and his impact on
later periods. Maximum length for contributions is 35 double-spaced
pages in Times New Roman 12 point. Citations should be formatted
according to the Chicago Manual of Style. The name of the author/s
should only appear in an accompanying cover letter. All essays are
reviewed anonymously by two readers. All submissions must be as
digital attachments in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format

--Douglas A. BrooksEditor, Shakespeare Yearbook Professor, Department of EnglishFaculty Coordinator, College of Liberal Arts Honors Program A&M University210 B Blocker MS 4227College Station, TX 77843-4227H: 979-774-3638; W: 979-862-1411; Fax: 979-862-2292 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Wed Apr 06 2005 - 20:10:55 EDT