This panel explores and theorizes storytelling strategies used in Black (African and Afro), Indigenous, and Multi-Ethnic Futurist art and social movements, including literature, poetry, film, music, and visual and digital arts. These alternate Futurisms shift the impetus of the creative energy from discarding the past to engaging complex senses of temporality and intertextuality that often center memory, history, folklore, urban legends, and identity.
Greater Aliveness: Women’s Bodies in Literature
Call for papers
“‘Nor thou nor thy religion dost controule, The amorousnesse of an harmonious Soule’: Rethinking Devotional Works and Practices in the British Isles (16th-18th c.)”
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A one-day preparatory seminar will take place on April, 5th 2024 (as a hybrid event) to enable scholars to present their research. The conference will then take place at Université Paris Nanterre on April 3-4, 2025.
Contact, Conflict, Concord between Europe and the Middle East in the Middle Ages
October 13, 3:00 pm Central
Online via Zoom
Interactions between the Latin West and the Islamic World in the Middle Ages present myriad opportunities to explore contact, conflict, and concord. From literature to science, these cultures intertwined through the centuries. This session invites proposals that explore aspects of contact between Europe and the Middle East from any discipline of medieval studies. To submit, please send a proposal of no more than 300 words to Libby Escobedo, firstname.lastname@example.org by August 15.
Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Panels
Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, Illinois
21-23 March 2024
RSA 2024 Margaret Cavendish Society Sponsored Sessions CFP
In the academic world, there is a constant exploration of new forms, genres, philosophies, and directions—reworking established concepts and creating new ones. While storytelling initially existed in verbal speech and gestures, modern mediums such as novels, comics, films, and video games have expanded the narrative landscape. Focusing on novelistic fiction, this panel explores their evolution, and more particularly, the proliferation of genres within them.
While traditional novels consist of a single story, short story collections, and anthologies diverge from this format, offering a unifying theme and a unique, flexible format that allows ideas and themes to be conveyed from different angles without the need for a cohesive plot.