It’s Lindsay here at The Scrivener this week, and with September just around the corner, there’s a flurry of scholarship activity to report!
Calls for Manuscripts
Contributions are sought for Playthings in Early Modernity: Party Games, Word Games, Mind Games, an interdisciplinary collection of essays to be published by Ashgate. Preliminary abstracts are due by 15 September 2014, and you can find more here.
Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, is currently inviting submissions for a special issue on ‘Adaptation and Early Modern Culture’. The full call is here, and submissions are due by 15 September 2014.
METHODs, a new, peer-reviewed journal on actor training, aims to promote and disseminate research on all matter related to the pedagogy of actor training. Submissions are currently being sought for the inaugural issue, due to be published in late 2014, and for subsequent issues. More information is available here.
The peer-reviewed, open-access e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for a special issue on ‘Otherness and the Performing Arts’. The deadline for submissions of completed essays is 15 September 2014, and you can read the full call here.
FORUM, a peer-reviewed journal for graduate/postgraduate students working in culture and the arts, is currently seeking submissions relating to the arts or culture that consider the topic of ‘The New Materialisms’. Full essays are due by 12 September 2014, and you can read the call here.
Calls for Papers
If you’re interested in taking part in the World Shakespeare Congress (theme: ‘Creating and Re-creating Shakespeare’) planned for 31 July–6 August 2016 in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, you can plan to submit proposals for seminars, panels, and workshops by 30 September 2014. Full details can be found here.
Two companion conferences on Love’s Labour’s Lost are planned to take place in France early next year. One will be held in Lyon on 30 January 2015, and the second will take place from 13-14 February 2015 in Paris. Proposals for both conferences are due by 15 September 2014, and you can find further details here (scroll down for English) and here.
Proposals for are sought for a panel of papers on ‘Comic Drama on the European Continent’, which will will take place at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds, UK from 6-9 July 2015. More details can be found here, and papers may cover any aspect of the ‘comedic tradition’ as it existed in continental Europe during the later Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Submit your proposal by 1 September 2014.
The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference will take place from 24-25 October 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Proposals for papers and panels are sought relating to all things Shakespearean–especially those focusing on the spectral, the fantastic, the mad, and the fey. Proposals for roundtable topics and suggestions for panels on Shakespeare’s work and that of his contemporaries are also welcome. Submit no later than 12 September 2014, and find further details here.
The Annual Conference of the Société Française Shakespeare will take place in Paris in from 19-21 March 2015 and will take the theme ‘Young Shakespeare’. Read more here, and submit your abstract by 15 September 2014.
19 September 2014 is the deadline to submit proposals for an interdisciplinary conference on ‘Happiness, Joy and Pleasure’, which will be held at the University of Sydney, Australia from 27-28 November 2014. More details can be found here.
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its annual graduate student conference on 11 October 2014. Graduate/postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts no later than 5 September 2014 on any range of topics or approaches to early modern literature and history. You can read more about the event here.
The dynamic relationships between cities and their rivers, a landscape of potentially critical adaptability and resilience, is the focus of the Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium to be held at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C. from 8-9 May 2015. 14 September 2014 is the deadline to submit paper proposals, and you can read more here.
Sponsored by the Queen Elizabeth I Society, a panel entitled ‘Elizabeth I, Recalcitrant Wives, and Domestic Discord’ is planned for the International Congress on Medieval Studies, which will take place in Kalamazoo, Michigan from 14-17 May 2015. Proposals are due on 15 September 2014, and you can read the call here.
Was religion a genuine motive in geopolitical thinking and policy-making in early modern Europe, or was it more of a conscience-appeasing fig-leaf in the face of more worldly concerns? A symposium on ‘The Spiritual Geopolitics of the Early Modern World (1500-1800)’ will take place on 13 March 2015 in Vincennes, France. More details can be found here, and proposals are due on 15 September 2014.
The International Spenser Society Conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 18-20 June 2015. Themed around the idea of ‘The Place of Spenser / Spenser’s Places’, this conference will address Spenser’s places–domestic, urban, global, historical,colonial, rhetorical, geopolitical–but also the place of Spenser in Renaissance studies, in the literary tradition, in Britain, in Ireland, n the literary and political cultures of his own moment. More information can be found here, and proposals are due by 15 September 2014.
An interdisciplinary graduate/postgraduate conference on the theme ‘Abiding Cities, Remnant Sites’ will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center, New York from 13-14 November 2014. You can read the call here, and 20 September 2014 is the deadline to submit an abstract.
The London Renaissance Seminar based at Birkbeck, University of London is offering a small prize bursary or internship open to the following: MA/MRes/MSt students, PhD/MPhil students and early career academics whose doctorates were awarded not earlier than 2012. The application can be for work based in any humanities discipline but applicants need to be working primarily within the period 1500-1660. The application deadline is 26 September 2014, and further details can be found here.
That’s all for this week. As always, thanks for reading! If you have a cfp or other scholarly news that you think would be of interest to our readership, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reach the Scholarship Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.