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Announcing… Our 2nd Annual Transcribathon! | emroc

Calling all transcribers! Last October, we hosted our first ever transcribathon. It was so much fun and such a success that we’ve decided to do it all again. We’d like to invite you to join us. Date? 9 November 2016 … Continue reading →

Source: Announcing… Our 2nd Annual Transcribathon! | emroc

Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World | Search | Amsterdam University Press

This series provides a forum for studies that investigate the themes of women and gender in the late medieval and early modern world. The editors invite proposals for book-length studies of an interdisciplinary nature, including but not exclusively, from the fields of history, literature, art and architectural history, and visual and material culture. Consideration will be given to both monographs and collections of essays. Chronologically, we welcome studies that look at the period between 1400 and 1700, with a focus on Britain, Europe and Global transnational histories. We invite proposals including, but not limited to, the following broad themes: methodologies, theories and meanings of gender; gender, power and political culture; monarchs, courts and power; construction of femininity and masculinities; gift-giving, diplomacy and the politics of exchange; gender and the politics of early modern archives and architectural spaces (court, salons, household); consumption and material culture; objects and gendered power; women’s writing; gendered patronage and power; gendered activities, behaviours, rituals and fashions.

Source: Gendering the Late Medieval and Early Modern World | Search | Amsterdam University Press

Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory #29: Shakespeare and Queer Theory with Melissa E. Sanchez | Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory

“Neema interviews Melissa E. Sanchez (University of Pennsylvania) about her forthcoming book Shakespeare and Queer Theory for the Arden Shakespeare and Theory series. Discussion includes queerness in Shakespeare, whether or not it is important to ask if Shakespeare himself was gay, Shakespeare’s view of sexuality, and misogyny in the current US presidential election.”

Source: Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory #29: Shakespeare and Queer Theory with Melissa E. Sanchez | Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory

CFP: Remembering Rulers: Reputation, Reinterpretation, and Reincarnation (2/15/17)

From Valerie Schutte and Estelle Paranque:

“We are seeking essay proposals for an edited volume focused on memory and the creation of posthumous reputations of medieval and early modern rulers. The collection will be submitted to Palgrave Macmillan to be part of both the Handbook series and the Queenship and Power series (edited by Charles Beem and Carole Levin), with planned publication for 2019. As this collection will be part of the Handbook series, we aim to solicit several contributors and cover medieval and early modern rulers from anywhere in the world, from kings and queens to lesser royals and dynasties who ruled principalities and regents who ruled in the name of others.

We are interested in essays that will reveal how rulers were remembered after their deaths in any kind of sources, such as chronicles, correspondence, diaries, mémoires, ballads, poems, songs but there is no limitation. We also aim to have a particular section on popular culture and we are interested in how medieval and early modern dynasties and monarchs are portrayed in films and popular tv shows and how it has affected our visions of these rulers. At times, these works played an important role in reincarnating a historical character.

This volume seeks proposals from scholars at any state of their career. We are especially interested in essays focused on the memory of rulers after they ruled, how posthumous reputations were formed, how a ruler or dynasty was represented by successor rulers, and popular culture depictions of rulers, but essays on any aspect of remembering rulership and memory are welcome. If you have any question please get in touch and let’s discuss your idea.

Chapter proposals should be 250-300 words, accompanied by a brief biography (100 words), for essays of 6,000 to 8,000 words including notes and bibliography. Please email proposals and bios to both veschutte@gmail.com and estelle.paranque@gmail.com before 15 February 2017. Accepted authors will be notified in March 2017, and complete essays will be due by 15 January 2018.”

CFP : 16th and 17th Century British Literature – CEA (11/1/16; 3/30-4/1/17)

British Literature: 16th & 17th Century

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

Theme: Islands

Source: cfp | call for papers

Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory #25: Shakespeare and Ecofeminist Theory with Rebecca Laroche and Jennifer Munroe | Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory

Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory #25: Shakespeare and Ecofeminist Theory with Rebecca Laroche and Jennifer Munroe

Source: Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory #25: Shakespeare and Ecofeminist Theory with Rebecca Laroche and Jennifer Munroe | Shakespeare and Contemporary Theory

WSG 30th Anniversary Bursary | Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837

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Source: WSG 30th Anniversary Bursary | Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837

 

Transnationalism and the Study of Early Modern Women | Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

Check out the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women’s new blog. Post by Allyson M. Poska: Transnationalism and the Study of Early Modern Women | Society for the Study of Early Modern Women

Bibliographical Society of America-Harry Ransom Center Pforzheimer Fellowship in Bibliography

The Harry Ransom Center co-sponsors two annual research fellowships with the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA), the oldest scholarly society in North America dedicated to the study of books and manuscripts as physical objects. The BSA was organized in 1904 and incorporated in 1927 with the principal objectives of promoting bibliographical research and issuing bibliographical publications.The BSA-Harry Ransom Center Pforzheimer Fellowship in Bibliography (two awards annually at $3,000 each) supports the bibliographical study of early modern books and manuscripts, 1455–1700, held in the Ransom Center’s Pforzheimer Library and in related collections of early printed books and manuscripts, including the Pforzheimer Gutenberg Bible and Incunabula. Other significant early holdings include the John Henry Wrenn Library, the Recusant (English Catholics) collection, and the Ransom Center’s general holdings of early English books.

Source: Bibliographical Society of America-Harry Ransom Center Pforzheimer Fellowship in Bibliography

Current seminars | Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837

Source: Current seminars | Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837

Current seminars

The Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 seminars take place at the Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, London, WC1N 1AZ.  Seminars take place on the third Saturday of September, November, January, and March, between 1 and 4pm.  Doors open at 12.30pm, and there is a break for tea and coffee halfway through the session.  There are usually three speakers per seminar, and we start promptly so as to give time for supportive feedback and discussion from members.  Seminars are free and open to the public though non-members will be asked to make a donation of £2 for refreshments.

The WSG invites papers formal and informal, as well as works-in-progress, on any topic related to early modern and long eighteenth-century women’s and gender studies, be it literature, medicine, art, music, theatre, religion, economics, sexuality, and so on.  Early career and independent scholars are particularly welcome.  We put out a call for papers every February through August on sites like bsecs.org.uk, but if you would like to be considered as a speaker please contact the Seminars Organiser, Dr Carolyn Williams.

Non-member attendees including speakers are strongly encouraged to join WSG, and can do so here.

For more info: Current seminars | Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837