Proposals are invited from scholars interested in participating in one or more roundtables at RSA 2017 on the theme of late Renaissance texts and connected histories. The focus shall be connections and itineraries within Europe as well as between Europe and non-European spaces. Proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday May 16, and are welcome from both senior and early career scholars (pre-doctoral scholars should be in candidacy or have completed their thesis research). They should consist of max. 150 words on the proposed topic, and max. 150 words of narrative CV, including disciplinary background, current affiliation, and relevant publications or thesis work. The line-up for the sessions will be finalised by May 20 so that proposers who cannot be invited to participate have time before the RSA submission date of June 7 to make alternative plans.
'Late Renaissance' for these sessions is defined as 1559-1648, the dates of a new, collaborative literary history of Europe that the organiser (Warren Boutcher, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London) has been invited to propose to Oxford University Press, as a follow-up to Europe: A Literary History 1348-1418, ed. David Wallace (2 vols, OUP). This project shall be developed through workshops and other collaborations and events held in different locations over a number of years and may involve up to 100 commissioned contributions.
For further detail on the kind of texts and topics envisaged for the roundtables see the attached or follow this link to Serai.