Welcome to The Scrivener! It’s Lindsay here this week with the latest in early modern scholarship. This week, we have a few calls for papers, a couple of calls for session proposals for future conferences, and a note about an opportunity for Visiting Senior Scholars in Australia. Read on for details!
Calls for Papers
‘War and Peace in Early Modern Literature and Culture’ is a three-day conference to be held from 26–28 November 2015 at Queen’s University, Belfast, UK. This conference will explore war and peace in early modern Europe across literary and historical perspectives. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1 June 2015, and you can find the full call here.
On 16 October 2015 a conference entitled ‘Transforming the Male Body: Etched and Engraved Arms, Armour and Personal Objects in Early Modern Europe’ will be held at Musée de l’Armée, Paris, France. It will focus on 16th-18th century etched and engraved metal objects made to adorn the male body: portable weapons, armour, buckles, watches, jewels, objects of devotion, boxes, snuffboxes, etc. Participants will be invited to investigate the material dimension of these objects and their decorations. Proposals dealing with the way in which such objects are represented in art and literature are also welcomed. The full call can be found here, and abstracts are due no later than 29 May 2015.
The Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS) at the University of Colorado at Boulder will be holding a conference on ‘Religion and (the Master) Narrative’ from 22-24 October 2015. This conference seeks to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines to ask how we might best understand medieval and early modern religion and the narratives generated to explain religious change and continuity. More details can be found here, and you should submit your abstract by 15 May 2015.
The next South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference will take place from 13-15 November 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. Papers are actively being sought for a panel on ‘Hybrid Networks: Literature and Science in Early Modern England’. As the full call here indicates, this panel welcomes papers on the various social, intellectual, or textual networks among authors and consumers of early modern literature and science. Submit your abstract for this panel by 1 June 2015. Other SAMLA panels of potential interest to early modernists include: ‘More Matter with Less Art? Literature and the Other Arts in 16th-Century England’ (due 15 June 2015); ‘Early Modern Inversions’ (due 1 June 2015); and ‘Early Modern Catholic Studies’ (no submission deadline given). CFPs are posted online here.
Calls for Session Proposals
The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) will meet in Hartford, Connecticut from 17-20 March 2016. This annual convention will feature approximately 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. If you’re interested in proposing a panel, seminar, roundtable, etc., the deadline for proposing sessions is 29 May 2015. You’ll find more details online here.
The European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) will be holding its next bi-annual conference in Galway, Ireland from 22-26 August 2016. European-based university teachers and researchers in the field of English studies are invited to submit proposals for seminars and roundtables by 1 May 2015. Note that proposals for seminars should be submitted jointly by two ESSE members, preferably from two different European nations. Full details can be found here.
Visiting Senior Scholars
The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia has announced a new Visiting Senior Scholar Program. The aim is to support a senior scholar to visit the CMRS for one week, during which time he or she will provide a postgraduate training workshop and deliver a seminar paper on his or her own research. For the purposes of the program, a Visiting Senior Scholar should hold an academic position of Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, Professor or Emeritus/a Professor at an academic institution. More details can be found here. Applications from eligible scholars are due by 1 June 2015.