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UCSB Early Modern Center Conference March 16-17, 2012

“Early Modern Social Networks, 1500-1800” For more info:

EMC – The Early Modern Center.

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Historicizing Performance in the Early Modern Period:Conference Programme

 

Please check out the Conference Programme for “Historicizing Performance” in Manchester, January 20, 2012.

Women in the Archives 2010

Women in the Archives: England/New England

Brown University, Providence, RI

<!–Please join us for Women in the Archives, a colloquium co-sponsored by the Women Writers Project and the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center at Brown University.

–>Please join us for Women in the Archives, a one-day colloquium co-sponsored by the Women Writers Project and the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center at Brown University, to be held on April 24, 2010 at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Our keynote lecture for this event will be “New England and its Others: Women, Assemblage, and the Archive”, given by Elizabeth Maddock Dillon.

via Women in the Archives 2010.

Conference on ‘Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain, 1550-1640’, Uni of Plymouth, 14-16 April 2011 | cfp.english.upenn.edu

‘Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britian, 1550-1640’

A Joint Conference organised by the Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts at the University of Plymouth and the Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Aberdeen

To be held at the University of Plymouth, 14-16 April 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

This conference investigates the cultural uses of the letter, and the related practises of correspondence in early modern culture. Concentrating on the years 1550-1640, it examines a crucial period in the development of the English vernacular letter that saw a significant extension of letter-writing skills throughout society and an expansion in the uses to which letters were put. The conference aims to enhance our understanding of epistolary culture and to challenge accepted models of epistolarity through the study of letter-writing practices in all their nuanced complexity, ranging from the textual production of letters, their subsequent delivery and circulation, to the various ways in which letters were read and preserved for posterity. The transmission and reception of correspondence is a major theme for exploration, from the various processes by which letters were delivered in an age before the post office, to their copying and dissemination in manuscript form, and publication in print, as well as the oral divulgation of letters through group and public reading. Study of the early modern letter in its material and cultural forms can reveal the complex interplay of material practices of letter-writing with rhetorical strategies of the letter text. Contemporary literary appropriations of the letter on page and stage demonstrate the cultural significance of the letter and its potential resonances.
Proposals are invited for papers that treat the following key areas:

• The materiality of the letter: the physicality of correspondence (paper, ink, seals, folding) as well as the social context of epistolarity (composition, delivery, reading, archiving)
• Correspondence networks; the circulation of letters; postal systems and modes of delivery
• Letters, news and intelligence
• Authenticity, deception and surveillance: forgeries, secrecy, ciphers and codes
• Women’s letters and the gendered nature of letter-writing
• Epistolary literacies, social hierarchies and the acquisition and diffusion of letter-writing skills
• Manuscript letters and letters in print
• The letter as a cultural genre and the rhetorics of letter-writing
• Humanistic letter-writing practices and the familiar letter; letter-writing manuals and models; education, pedagogy and learning to write letters
• Categories or types of letters: suitors’ letters, letters of petition, love letters, letters of condolence
• Genres of printed letters: prefatory letters, dedicatory letters, address to the readers
• Staging the letter: letters and letter-writing in drama
• Editing and the digitization of correspondence

Proposals for papers, including titles and abstracts (of no more than 300 words) should be sent to James Daybell (james.daybell@plymouth.ac.uk) and Andrew Gordon (a.gordon@abdn.ac.uk) before 1st July 2010.

Confirmed Speakers Include

Alan Stewart (Columbia University)
Lynne Magnusson (University of Toronto)
Gary Schneider (University of Texas, Pan American)

The Organisers

James Daybell is Reader in Early Modern British History at the University of Plymouth. His publications include Women Letter-Writers in Tudor England (Oxford, 2006), three collections of essays, Women and Politics in Early Modern England, 1450-1700 (Ashgate, 2004), Early Modern Women’s Letter Writing, 1450-1700 (Palgrave, 2001) and Material Readings of Early Modern Culture: Texts and Social Practices, 1580-1730 (Palgrave, 2010) and more than twenty articles and essays in journals and edited collections. Dr Daybell is currently completing a monograph entitled, The Material Letter: The Practices and Culture of Letters and Letter-Writing in Early Modern England (Palgrave 2011)

Andrew Gordon is Co-Director of the Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Aberdeen, and Programme Co-ordinator of the Department of English. He has published articles on various aspects of urban culture in the renaissance from city mapping to the urban signboard, and co-edited (with Bernhard Klein) Literature, Mapping and the Politics of Space in Early Modern Britain (Cambridge, 2001) and (with Trevor Stack) a special issue of Citizenship Studies (2007) devoted to early modern concepts of citizenship. A monograph entitled Writing the City is forthcoming. His work on manuscript culture has focused principally on letter-writing and included articles on Francis Bacon, the earl of Essex, John Donne, and early modern libels.

For further details please email: james.daybell@plymouth.ac.uk, or

via Conference on ‘Cultures of Correspondence in Early Modern Britain, 1550-1640’, Uni of Plymouth, 14-16 April 2011 | cfp.english.upenn.edu.

Shakespeare: Puzzles, Mysteries, Investigations Postponed | cfp.english.upenn.edu

Please note the following CHANGE OF DATE.

The ‘Shakespeare: Puzzles, Mysteries, Investigations’ day conference at the University of Chichester, England, will now take place on Friday 29 October 2010.

A full schedule for the day with details of keynote speakers and those giving short papers will be published shortly.Enquiries to d.salkeld@chi.ac.uk or l.sargent@chi.ac.uk

Dr. Duncan Salkeld,Department of English,The University of Chichester,Chichester, UK.

via Shakespeare: Puzzles, Mysteries, Investigations Postponed | cfp.english.upenn.edu.

OCT 14-16, 2010 – Albuquerque, NM – Rocky Mountain MLA Convention www.rmmla.org | cfp.english.upenn.edu

Visit http://www.rmmla.org for complete details and CFP on all sessions English and Foreign Languages.

The 64th annual RMMLA convention will be held from October 14-16, 2010 at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Important dates:

  • MARCH 1 – Deadline to submit paper proposals to session chairs
  • APRIL 1 – Presenters must join/renew RMMLA membership
  • MAY 1 – AV & scheduling requests
  • JUNE 1 – Deadline to apply for $250 travel grants
  • AUGUST 1 – Final edits to program
  • SEPTEMBER 24 – Cut-off for hotel reservations at Hotel Albuquerque Old Town
  • OCTOBER 1 – End of pre-registration period
  • OCTOBER 14-16 – RMMLA Convention

Questions? Email rmmla@wsu.edu.

JOIN US IN ALBUQUERQUE!!

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USC Arts and Events Calendar

Margaret Ferguson, “Cries and Whispers: Early Modern Debates about the Hymen”Renaissance Literature Seminar

Saturday, October 17, 2009 : 9:30am to 12:00pm

Huntington Library

Seaver 3

San Marino, CA

via USC Arts and Events Calendar.

Attending to Early Modern Women – Conflict Concord – Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies

Attending to Early Modern Women – Conflict Concord – Center for Renaissance & Baroque Studies.

Today is the last day to register at a reduced rate for ATW 7, November 5-7, 2009 at the University of Maryland!

The theme for ATW 7 is Conflict, Concord and the topics are: Negotiations, Economies, Faiths and Spiritualities, and Pedagogies.

This is a really great conference for those of you who have not yet had a chance to go–lots of great stuff going on.

Reminder: Deadline for Symposium on Literature and Religious Conflict in the English Renaissance | cfp.english.upenn.edu

Reminder: Deadline for Symposium on Literature and Religious Conflict in the English Renaissancefull name / name of organization: Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studiescontact email: TILTS>renaissance@austin.utexas.educfp categories: renaissanceThe Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies is pleased to announce its first annual Symposium. Scholars whose research concerns any aspect of the Symposium topic are invited to send proposals to the Directors of the Institute. Applicants should feel free to interpret both “literature” and “religious conflict” in broad terms.TILTS Fellows receive an honorarium of $1,200, and expenses for travel as well as for food and lodging during the four-day event air travel and lodging to be booked by the Institute. Fellows are expected to produce substantial scholarly essays which, together with other texts and materials, will be the focus of presentations and discussions at the Symposium. Texas Studies in Literature and Language will publish a special issue of selected essays from the Symposium.Application deadline: October 1, 2009. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. and should submit the following, in a single pdf file: 1 a current CV, 2 a 200-word abstract, and 3 a three-to-four page, single-spaced project description. Successful applicants will be notified after November 15, 2009, and will then be asked to develop their proposals into essays of 25-30 pages, which must be submitted to the Directors by March 1, 2010 for advance circulation among the participants in the Symposium.Address applications to Wayne A. Rebhorn and Frank Whigham, Directors of the Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies, at TILTS.renaissance@austin.utexas.edu.

via Reminder: Deadline for Symposium on Literature and Religious Conflict in the English Renaissance | cfp.english.upenn.edu.

Symposium on Literature and Religious Conflict in the English Renaissance, May 24-27, 2010, The University of Texas at Austin. | cfp.english.upenn.edu

The Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies is pleased to announce its first annual Symposium. Scholars whose research concerns any aspect of the Symposium topic are invited to send proposals to the Directors of the Institute. (Applicants should feel free to interpret both “literature” and “religious conflict” in broad terms.)

TILTS Fellows receive an honorarium of $1,200, and expenses for travel as well as for food and lodging during the four-day event (air travel and lodging to be booked by the Institute). Fellows are expected to produce substantial scholarly essays which, together with other texts and materials, will be the focus of presentations and discussions at the Symposium. Texas Studies in Literature and Language will publish a special issue of selected essays from the Symposium.

Application deadline: October 1, 2009. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. and should submit the following, in a single pdf file: (1) a current CV, (2) a 200-word abstract, and (3) a three-to-four page, single-spaced project description. Successful applicants will be notified after November 15, 2009, and will then be asked to develop their proposals into essays of 25-30 pages, which must be submitted to the Directors by March 1, 2010 for advance circulation among the participants in the Symposium.

Address applications to Wayne A. Rebhorn and Frank Whigham, Directors of the Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies, at TILTS.renaissance@austin.utexas.edu.

via Symposium on Literature and Religious Conflict in the English Renaissance, May 24-27, 2010, The University of Texas at Austin. | cfp.english.upenn.edu.