Building off the 2018 MMLA themes of consumption and culture, this section invites papers that explore representations of food, its production, and/or its consumption in works of English literature before 1800. Possible questions to explore might include the following:
Please email 250-word abstracts with a brief bio to email@example.com by April 5, 2018.
The 2018 conference is meeting November 15-18 in Kansas City, Missouri. You can learn more about MMLA here: https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/callforpapers/
Shakespeare’s plays and the critical conversations around them are deeply concerned with questions of culture. Many of the plays are set in cultures different than Shakespeare’s own early modern England, from Denmark to Italy to Ancient Rome, often using those cultures to examine his own. Productions of his plays have been set in a dizzying array of cultures, in order make comments on yet other cultures. The culture of Imperial Britain made use of Shakespeare in order to dominate (and often consume) the cultures which they colonized.
Following the theme of this year’s conference, “Consuming Cultures,” this permanent session invites papers which consider questions of cultural difference, contact, or conflict within Shakespeare’s plays, productions of the plays, or within Shakespearean criticism.
Please submit an abstract of 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5, 2018
Editors Tony Perrello and C. Anne Engert welcome proposals for individual and co-authored chapters for a volume entitled Renaissance Literature and Modern Sociopolitical Applications: Leadership, Power, and Literary Legacies. We are in the process of assembling a collection of essays that explores the current American crises of leadership through the dramatic literature of the English Renaissance or vice versa. We believe that many of our colleagues are already talking about the intersection between these two topics, and we envision this edited volume as an opportunity to further such exploration in a scholarly venue. Palgrave MacMillan has shown interest in the project, which we aim to complete by March of 2019.
Visit https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/03/23/renaissance-literature-and-modern-sociopolitical-applications-leadership-power-and for more information
The Southeastern Renaissance Conference invites submissions for our 75th annual conference, which will be hosted jointly by UNC-Charlotte and Queens University and will be held October 19-20 in Charlotte, NC.
Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance literature, history, philosophy, music, art, or culture. Please submit your full essay (20-minute reading time maximum, or no more than 2,500 words) here: SRC Paper Submission Module.
For consideration for the 2018 Conference, papers must be submitted by: June 22, 2018
Those submitting papers for the 2018 Conference will receive a response from the SRC by: August 3, 2018
Submission of your work to the SRC is also an automatic submission to Renaissance Papers, the journal of the Conference. Articles not accepted for delivery at the meeting may still be considered for publication in the journal.
Membership in the SRC is required for conference attendance. Please join or renew your membership via our Membership Portal.
We are currently accepting submissions for the Renaissance Literature excluding Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 11-14, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/
The topic is open. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Jessica C. Murphy & Nicholas Brush (email@example.com) by March 31, 2018.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/
Source: cfp | call for papers
The Past is Female: Early Modern Sisterhoods and Visions of Justice
The National Women’s Studies Association Early Modern Women Interest
Group seeks paper proposals addressing the theme of the NWSA 2018
Annual Conference: “Just Imagine. Imagining Justice: Feminist visions of
freedom, dream making and the radical politics of futurism.” The interest
group aims to propose several panels, roundtables, and / or workshops
based on the proposals we receive.
We seek presentations that address:
• Early modern rethinking of gender, sexuality, family, and / or disability
• Early modern explorations of bio-politics and the limits of the human
• Early modern representations of revolutionary or utopian projects
• Early modern women’s negotiations of possibility and impossibility
• Early modern women and race vis-a-vis the proto-capitalist state
Please send abstracts of 250 words and a list of major primary and
secondary sources to Kris McAbee at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday February
The NWSA annual conference regularly draws more than 1,900 attendees
and is the only annual meeting exclusively dedicated to showcasing the
latest feminist scholarship. The 2018 conference will be held in Atlanta
November 8-11, 2018. For more information about the National Women’s
Studies Association visit http://www.nwsa.org.
“Pedagogical development consultants work with the WWP to pilot assignments that use our Women Writers in Review (WWiR) and Women Writers Online(WWO) collections—or that involve teaching with TEI and XML. The goal of the program is to develop sample sets of assignments to be published with our teaching materials and shared on the sites for each collection. The WWP provides support to consultants in developing and implementing teaching materials; this might include suggesting relevant texts and reviews, setting up trial access to WWO, and collaborating on assignment development.
If you are interested in getting involved with this program, please email email@example.com with a brief expression of interest—a short paragraph on the classes you will be teaching and some initial thoughts on how you’d like to use the collections. If you have questions or would like further information about this project, please email us at the above address.
The WWP initiated this program in the fall of 2016; to see our first cohort of pedagogical development consultants, please visit the WWP’s People page. The assignments developed during the pilot phases of this program are below and we will continue to add to this list as we have new materials.
These materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license; copyright for all materials remains with their authors.”
Call for Proposals (pdf)
Over its time in Milwaukee, Attending to Early Modern Women first asked “where?” (Remapping Routes and Spaces, 2012). Then we asked “when?” (It’s About Time, 2015). Now we ask “how?” For both our subjects and ourselves, the answer is the same: action and agency. The conference will address these themes, posing such questions as: How do we understand the sites and modes of gendered confrontations in the early modern period? What collectivities were possible, then and now, and how and why do they form and fade? How do women imagine choice, and what role does choice or the illusion of choice play in their lives? How can our work as scholars and teachers of a distant period become action?
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 Doubletree Hotel. The conference will retain its innovative format, using a workshop model for most of its sessions to promote dialogue, augmented by a keynote lecture, and a plenary panel on each of the four conference topics: confrontation, collectivity, choice, and pedagogy.
Start thinking now about organizing workshop sessions. These are 90-minute sessions organized by a group of two to four leaders who circulate readings, questions, and other materials in advance through the conference website. Leaders spend no more than twenty minutes framing the issues and opening up the conversation, then facilitate active participation and focused discussion. The best workshops are often comparative and interdisciplinary, and all allow participants to share information and ignorance, pass on knowledge, ask advice, and learn something new. All workshop organizers are expected to register for, attend, and participate in the entire conference, not just their workshop.