CALLS FOR PAPERS
A conference entitled ‘Transcultural Framing(s): Materials and Metaphors’ will explore the multiple ways in which material, textual, rhetorical, conceptual, linguistic, digital, and other framing devices were mobilized in circulations of objects, images, texts, and ideas between Asia and Europe since the early modern period. You can find the full details of the call here. This event will take place from 31 October-2 November 2014 at Heidelberg University in Germany. Submit your paper proposal no later than 15 April 2014!
Ut pictura poesis, or so said Horace. Papers are invited for the 3rd Annual International Conference in Paragone Studies, to be held at the Musée des beaux-arts du Québec in Québec City from 18-20 2014. The conference’s purpose is to support the scholarly investigation of the paragone, or rivalry in the arts, as it has been manifested in all media across history. Proposals for presentations and roundtables are due soon, on 1 April 2014, and you can read more details here.
On 3 June 2014, De Montfort University in Leicester will be hosting a one-day symposium called ‘Reforming Shakespeare: 1593 and After’. This symposium will treat the kinds of alteration that have occurred to Shakespeare’s writing as it has made its journey from author to readers and playgoers. ‘Reforming’ may take the sense of being given new shape as authorial or non-authorial adaptation, rewriting, borrowing or allusion and arguments about any of these processes in connection with Shakespeare. I can’t find a deadline listed for this one, but you can see the cfp here.
‘Shakespearean Perceptions’, the 12th biennial International Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA) will be hosted by the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia from 2-4 October 2014. Paper proposals should be sent by 29 April 2014, and you can read more information here.
31 April 2014 is the deadline to submit a proposal for a one-day conference called ‘Listening Between the Lines: Exploring the Relationship(s) between Literature and Music’. This event will be held at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia on 13 June 2014. You can view the full call here.
The special focus of the 2014 conference of The Utopian Studies Society, scheduled to convene in Prague from 2-5 July 2014, is nonviolence and its relationship to utopianism. While proposals that relate to the conference theme will be appreciated, presentations that focus on any other aspect of the utopian tradition are welcomed. Abstracts are due 16 April 2014, and you can read more information here.
Texts tend to travel across space and time, carried by sound waves, written on parchments and codices, sealed in envelopes and travel trunks, and streaming as bits in the internet. They pass from mouth to mouth, from singers’ performances to scholars’ notes, from stone engravings to printed books, or from writing desks to digital editions. From 30 October-1 November 2014, the eleventh conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship will be held in Helsinki, Poland. This year’s theme is ‘Transmissions of Oral and Written Texts’. More details can be found online here, and abstracts are due no later than 15 April 2014.
The UC Davis Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Research Group will host a three-day from 15-17 November 2014. Paper (and poster) proposals are due by 30 April 2014 for this interdisciplinary conference engaging the key problems and prospects of interspecies community, traditional Animal Studies, and current directions in order to challenge and provoke new work. You can read more about the conference here.
Are you working on new conceptual ways of viewing the building and its relationship to the body? From 27-28 June 2014, a conference on ‘Buildings & the Body: Exploring Living and Building in the Medieval and Early Modern World’ will be held at the University of Southampton. You can find more details here, and abstracts are due pretty much immediately: 31 March 2014.
Queens in the medieval and early modern period were central to developing international relations; promoting certain policies and people; and balancing the intricacies of European politics. These women could act not only independently of male influence, but also on behalf of their own personal dynastic interests, placing them sometimes at odds with their marital allegiance. 30 April 2014 is the deadline to propose panels or individual papers for a conference entitled ‘Premodern Queenship and Diplomacy in Europe’, which will be held at Canterbury Christ Church University from 12-13 September 2014. Read more details here.
Scheduled to take place from 5-7 September 2014 at the University of Kent, an interdisciplinary, cross-period conference seeks to explore the representation, effects, and meanings of liminal time and space in medieval and early modern performance. It will consider time and space in conjunction across a range of performance events between the tenth and seventeenth centuries to examine the productive interrelations between both concepts and to draw out their ambiguous, transitional, and transitory aspects. 14 April 2014 is the deadline for abstracts. Read more details online here.
How do we see historical authors’ diverse language(s) of grief? How did poets versify grief when they were not quite allowed to break through public norms of emotional and behavioural desirability? How have multilingual writers shaped our understanding of emotions such as grief? ‘Grief. Language. Art.’ will take place at the University of Liverpool from 8-10 July 2014, and paper abstracts are due by 15 April 2014. You can find the full call here.
‘Mediterranean Visions: Journeys, Itineraries and Cultural Migrations’ will focus on perceptions of the journey to/from/around the Mediterranean Sea, moving from an Italian, European and extra-European perspective and concentrating on the theme of immigration/emigration to/from the Mediterranean Basin. This conference will be held at Sant’Anna Institute in Sorrento, Italy on 13-14 June 2014. Submit your abstract by 10 April 2014, and read more information here.
A conference relating to ‘Spies, Spying and Forgeries’ will take place at Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom from 17-19 July 2014, as part of a larger conference on the theme of deception. Read more here, and submit your abstract by 11 April 2014.
How do texts and genres change in shape or form across centuries and across media? Can affective or political readings of texts inspire change and transformation? How do practices such as translation and revision, parody and satire, point to the text as something which is continually undergoing transformation? 1 April 2014 is the deadline to submit an abstract for a graduate/postgraduate conference on the theme of transformation to be held at University College London on 30 May 2014. Read more here.
The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference–which promises to provide a friendly, supportive environment in which to share student research–will be held at the Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon from 5-7 June 2014. Papers on Shakespeare and Renaissance studies are welcomed, and proposals are due no later than 25 April 2014. You can view the full call here.
An interdisciplinary graduate/postgraduate student conference on the theme of decadence will be held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada from 15-17 August 2013. Although literary critics most commonly associate decadence with nineteenth-century and fin-de-siècle authors such as Baudelaire, the French Symbolists, and Oscar Wilde, this interdisciplinary conference aims to encourage exploration of the ways in which this term can be effectively applied to a variety of historical and contemporary subjects, periods, or politics. Read more here, and submit your proposal by 25 April 2014.
CALLS FOR MANUSCRIPTS
Take note: the deadline to submit an abstract for this one is coming up tomorrow on 31 March 2014! A special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin will address adaptations of early modern drama produced for media forms that were not primarily conceived for cinema distribution. Critical and analytical discussions are sought that address non-Shakespearean drama (medieval through to the 1630s) that has been adapted for broadcast television, for DVD distribution, and for other forms of digital or online dissemination. Read more here.
Lias is a scholarly journal devoted to primary sources which concern the history of learning and education in the broadest sense: the artes liberales, the studia humanitatis, philosophy, etc. For an upcoming special issue on ‘The Sublime in Humanist Art Theory’, the editors welcome proposals that focus on the appropriation of the Longinian sublime in theories of art, architecture and theatrical performances in the period prior to Burke and Kant. More information is available here, and 1 May 2014 is the deadline to submit a proposal.
At the moment, the Ukrainian Shakespeare Centre is preparing the new issues of their journals Renessansni studii (i.e. Renaissance Studies) and Shekspirivs’kyi dyskurs (i.e. Shakespeare Discourse). Renessansni studii deals with the broad range of problems of Renaissance literature, philosophy, and culture, while Shekspirivs’kyi dyskurs publishes articles about Shakespeare’s biography, writing, influence, and legacy. Scholars interested in contributing should contact the Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
In order to encourage the next generation of academics, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed e-journal GenderForum launched its first early career researchers issue in October 2013. Now, every October will see an issue that spotlights the work of emerging researchers. Contributions can be new academic writing composed specifically for this issue, or exceptional, previously unpublished term papers on all topics pertaining to Gender Studies, Feminist Studies and/or Queer Theory. Abstracts for the next early career researchers issue are due by 1 May 2014, and more information can be found here.
Bristol Journal Of English Studies is soliciting submissions for its Autumn 2014 issue on the theme of rebirth (whether understood literally or symbolically). The central ethos of the journal is to promote publication by research postgraduates and early-career academics, and contributions from across the spectrum of English Studies are welcomed. You can find more information here, and proposals should be sent by 25 April 2014.
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies would like to invite applications from graduate students and early career researchers to join the editorial committee for its second volume, to be published in 2015. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow, 31 March 2014, is the deadline to apply for the biannual Patricia Fleming Visiting Fellowship in Bibliography and Book History at the University of Toronto. The award is for a scholar to work in the city during 2014-2015. The amount of the award is $2000, with University of Toronto library privileges, and office space at the Faculty of Information. The area of research interest for 2014 is open. For further information can be seen here.
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