Sidneian Fictions

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
International Sidney Society
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27-30 October 2022

Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. (Hyatt Regency Hotel)


This panel, sponsored by the International Sidney Society, investigates theories and practices of fictional invention by Philip Sidney and other members of the Sidney family.  The category of “fiction” here includes figurations of character, rhetorical persona, and dramatic plot in narrative prose fictions, theatrical pageantry, lyric poetry, verse translations, and prose treatises such as the Defense of Poesy.  We encourage comparison between Sidneian texts; comparison with sources, analogues, imitations, or translations of Sidneian texts; and attention to English and European contexts of theory and practice, ranging from legacies of classical thought to early reception of Sidneian works as in William Scot’s Model of Poesy.


The International Sidney Society encourages submissions by scholars of all academic ranks within and beyond institutional academies:  current and former members as well as newcomers, including professors and instructors, graduate students, and independent scholars.  Please submit abstracts of 150-300 words as e-mail attachments.  On the abstract, please include your name, affiliation or status as independent scholar, and e-mail address.  Within the e-mail, indicate whether you need equipment and what kind (e.g., projector for PowerPoint).  Reading time for completed papers should not exceed 20 minutes.  The deadline for abstracts is March 31st, but submissions will be considered on a rolling basis, such that the panels may be filled before then.   Please direct abstracts and questions to Timothy Crowley,  For conference information, see