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The Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists in the Age of the Medici | The Medici Archive Project

June 10, 2014

Call for Papers

Announcing the 3rd Annual Jane Fortune Conference, organized by the Medici Archive Project and hosted by the British Institute in Florence:

Artemisia Gentileschi

Interpreting New Evidence, Assessing New Attributions

May 7, 2015, Florence, Italy

Keynote Speaker: Mary Garrard, Professor Emerita, American University, Washington, DC

In recent years, there has been an outpouring of new archival evidence about the life and artistic practices of Artemisia Gentileschi, as well as new proposed additions to her oeuvre. To provide a forum for the presentation and consideration of new work on the artist, this two-day conference will be held in Florence, Italy, a major site of recent conservation and archival research on Artemisia. We invite papers that offer new documentary information, advance interpretations of recent archival findings, present new readings of particular paintings, or address issues or problems raised by recent attributions. Such issues might include connoisseurship methods and questions, material analysis, relationships between new and known works, dating, patronage, provenance, function, and the changing shape of the artist’s oeuvre.

To be considered for participation, please provide a single document in Microsoft Word, consisting of a 1-page proposal for a 20-minute presentation of unpublished work, followed by a short curriculum vitae.

Applications may be sent to Sheila Barker: barker[at]medici[dot]org. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2014.

Invitations to participate will be sent by August 31, 2014. Partial funding for approved travel expenses is anticipated.For more information, email your inquiry to barker[at]medici[dot]org

via The Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists in the Age of the Medici | The Medici Archive Project.

SCMLA 2014 English Renaissance Literature (excluding drama) Deadline approaching 3/30/14

March 18, 2014

We are currently accepting submissions for the English II: Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 18-22 in Austin, TX.

The topic is open, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, “Forces of Nature: The Elements and Aesthetic Production.” Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Jessica C. Murphy ( by March 30, 2014.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit

Women Writers Resources Free Access During March

March 14, 2014

Jessica C. Murphy:

Excellent resources available for free during Women’s History Month . . .

Originally posted on Early Modern Online Bibliography:

Readers will be interested in Julia Flanders’ announcement that Women Writer’s Online will be free and open to the public during March.  WWO can be accessed by clicking here or by going to

Orlando will also be free and open to the public during March.  Orlando can be accessed by clicking here or by going to,

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Attending to Early Modern Women Conference 2015!

March 14, 2014

Attending to Early Modern Women: It’s About Time

June 18-20, 2015

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Taking as its inspiration the fact that 2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the first Attending to Early Modern Women conference, the ninth conference, “It’s About Time,” will focus on time and its passing, allowing us to archive our achievements, reflect on the humanities in the world today, and shape future directions in scholarship and teaching. The conference will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, within easy walking distance of the lakeshore, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Milwaukee Public Museum, and the Amtrak station. Conference attendees will stay in the near-by and newly renovated Doubletree Hotel. Attendees will also have the opportunuity to participate in a special pre-conference seminar on Wednesday June 17 at the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

[Please follow link to see the CFP]

via UW-Milwaukee – Attending to Early Modern Women Conference 2015.

If you have never had the chance to attend an ATW, please consider going in 2015. This workshop-focused conference demonstrates that truly collaborative and interdisciplinary work can happen.

Sex in the Margins, University of California, Davis (4/15/14; 10/3-5/14) |

February 19, 2014

A conference about commentaries and the histories of sexuality and gender.

Just as commentary is hospitable to both mainstream and esoteric hermeneutic practices, so commentary can host, and disseminate, views that are both utterly conventional and radical. We propose a conference to explore this aspect of commentary, and in particular the intersection of interpretive traditions and the histories of sexuality and gender. We therefore solicit proposals for talks that will focus on commentary as a particular and perhaps even privileged space for discussions of sexuality and gender. We hope to receive abstracts addressing a linguistically, geographically, and temporally broad range of commentaries so that the resulting conference will contribute to a broader appreciation of the ways the histories of reception, sexuality and gender are mutually imbricated in numerous contexts.

Follow link for more information:

via –abstracts by April 15, 2014, conference October 3-5, 2014 |

Poetics of Erasure MLA 2015 Special Session |

February 19, 2014

Can erasure enable artistic and cultural production? The poetics—and politics—of extinction, invisibility, ephemerality, forgetting, or obscurity across genres e.g., literature, non-fiction, film, or visual art.Send 500-word max abstracts and CV to Michael Nicholson at or Amy Wong at by 15 March 2014.

via Poetics of Erasure MLA 2015 Special Session |

“Women’s Voices in Poetry,” 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014 |

February 19, 2014

This session invites proposals that address any aspect of women’s voices in poetry to be delivered at the 2014 RMMLA Convention in Boise, Idaho, 9-11 October 2014. Topics that could be explored, but are certainly not limited to:

• How women poets address patriarchy.• Social versus private poetry.• Constructions of race, sexuality, and gender.• Relationships e.g. reader-writer, mother, lover, with self or rejection of relationships.• Oppression and its manifestations.

Individual abstracts for presentations timed around 15-20 minutes should include your name, affiliation, title, and a 300 word abstract. Please send proposals to by 1 March 2014. You will be notified whether or not your presentation has been selected by 15 March 2014For more information on the conference, visit the RMMLA website:

via “Women’s Voices in Poetry,” 2014 RMMLA Convention, Boise, Idaho, October 9-11, 2014 |


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