MLA 2023: (Guaranteed Roundtable) Race, Gender, and Consent in the Global Early Modern

deadline for submissions: 
March 14, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
MLA / CLCS Renaissance and Early Modern
contact email: 

MLA 2023:  Race, Gender, and Consent in the Global Early Modern

Guaranteed roundtable for MLA 2023 (San Francisco) on race, gender, and consent in the prose, poetry, and drama of the 16th and 17th centuries. We invite roundtable presentations from a wide variety of perspectives – cultural, formal, social, legal, historical – and literary traditions. How can the shifting dynamics of consent and coercion help us understand premodern race-making and gender construction? Comparative and transnational perspectives are especially welcome.  

This roundtable is organized by the MLA forum on Renaissance/Early Modern Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies.

Please send a brief CV and 250-word abstract by 14 March to Kirsten Mendoza (U-Dayton, kmendoza1@udayton.edu) and Penelope Anderson (Indiana U, pea@indiana.edu).