I began this blog as a graduate student at The University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2007. My main goal was to provide a place for people to look for CFPs and other announcements specifically related to the study of early modern women. It is now seven years later, and the postings are becoming more sporadic. This has partially to do with the busy life of a junior faculty member (me), but I think it might also have to do with a decrease in at least CFPs on this topic.
Coming up very shortly is the 25th Anniversary Attending to Early Modern Women conference (http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/atw2015/) , and I think now is a good time to remind ourselves why we started studying early modern women in the first place and ask ourselves where we should go next. I would like to therefore use this space to open up a conversation. Please tell us what you would most like to see here on “Everything Early Modern Women,” tell us where you think our field is headed, and perhaps point us to other resources that I could be looking to for announcements.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards, Jessica
CFP: Elizabeth I, Recalcitrant Wives, and Domestic Discord: Kalamazoo, May 14-17, 2015 | cfp.english.upenn.edu
This panel will consider Elizabeth and her ruling strategies in relation to the issues embedded in the domestic structures in early modern England. In the ideal marriage extolled in contemporary conduct literature, a wife should exhibit obedience and subjection, but the recurrence of “shrewd” and “froward” women in popular texts of the period indicates that the spectacle of assertive female subjectivity was both present and inconvenient. As the reign of Elizabeth I drew to a close, the figure of the recalcitrant wife attracted increasing attention. We invite papers exploring the ways Elizabeth’s queenship related to and shaped the use and abuse of domestic authority in prose, poetry, and drama.
This session is sponsored by Queen Elizabeth I Society.
Please email the abstracts (300 words or less) to Anna Riehl Bertolet, firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than September 15, 2014.
The Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists in the Age of the Medici | The Medici Archive Project
Call for Papers
Announcing the 3rd Annual Jane Fortune Conference, organized by the Medici Archive Project and hosted by the British Institute in Florence:
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
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 (email@example.com) by March 30, 2014.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/
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 http://www.wwp.brown.edu.
Attending to Early Modern Women: It’s About Time
June 18-20, 2015
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]
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.
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.
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