CFP: “Borders in 16th and 17th century British Literature” at CEA, March 2012 due 11/1 | cfp.english.upenn.edu
by Jessica C. Murphy
“Above the Border of this Horizon”: Borders in 16th and 17th century British Literature
College English Association
43rd Annual Conference
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
This call for papers is meant to solicit wide-ranging abstracts on the possibilities of “borders” in British literature of the 16th and 17th centuries for the 43rd annual conference of the College English Association, a collegial gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies. What emerged in the intersections between the medieval estate and burgeoning individualism, the Ptolemaic and Copernican universes, or the Catholic and Protestant systems of belief? Where were the lines drawn based on sex, race, sexual identity, and class? What borders did Renaissance cartographers map? And is there a divide between Early Modern and Renaissance?
Please submit your abstract at http://www.cea-web.org.