CFP: Early Modern Witchcraft on Trial (3/15/07; RMMLA, 10/4/07-10/6/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Theile, Verena
contact email: 

We are now accepting proposals for the 2007 Rocky Mountain MLA =
convention at the downtown Westin Hotel in Calgary, Canada (4-6 October =
2007). The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2007.

The special topic session "Early Modern Witchcraft on Trial" is looking =
for submissions dealing with the problems of discerning, disputing, and =
displaying the supernatural on the commercial stages of early modern =
Europe. While the focus of this panel lies with dramatic literature, we =
seek to analyze literary interactions between fictional and allegedly =
non-fictional literatures and to engage cross-disciplinary approaches =
that consider literatures in the context of historical, political, =
legal, anthropological and social analyses.

Some of the literary texts that we hope to explore in the context of =
early modern drama include:

pamphlets and ephemera
legal treatises and decrees
anthologies and compendia
sermons and homilies

Please send 500-word abstracts by March 15th to the panel organizers, =
Andrew McCarthy ( and Verena Theile =
( Attachments should be in WORD or RTF format and =
include a presentation title and short biographical sketch.=20

**Note please that all accepted presenters need to join RMMLA by April =
1. Consult the RMMLA website ( for membership information, =
travel advice/assistance, and detailed submission/presentation =
guidelines. Remember that all travelers, including US citizens (!), need =
to carry a passport in order to enter Canada.**

Verena Theile, Ph.D.
Charles Blackburn Fellow
Department of English
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5020

Phone: (509) 335-8752

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