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This blog is for CfPs for sessions in literature for RSA 2019 Toronto. Members may post CfPs here: sign in to RSA and select "add new post" to do so. Your post should include a title, and the CfP itself should be no longer than 250 words. Adding tags (key words) to your post will help others find your CfP. Make sure the CfP includes the organizer's name, email address or mail-to link for email address, and a deadline for proposals. Non-members may email rsa@rsa.org to post a CfP. Please use the email address of the session organizer posted in the CfP to submit a paper proposal. CfPs are posted in order of receipt, with the newest postings appearing at the top of the blog. Members may subscribe to the blog to be notified when new CfPs are posted: click on the word Subscribe next to the green checkmark above.

 

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Natural Contracts in the French Renaissance (CFP, Toronto)

Posted By Phillip J. Usher, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Natural Contracts in the French Renaissance (Proposed French Discipline Sponsored Panel)

Beginning with his discussion of Goya’s “Fight with Cudgels,” Michel Serres in his Natural Contract brings attention to “the marsh” into which the (purely human) struggle “sinks.” More generally, Serres’s text opens out onto a new emphasis on the “world of things themselves” and onto the proposition of negotiating not only a “social contract” but also a “natural one.” Paper proposals are sought for a panel of three papers on “Natural Contracts in the French Renaissance,” to take place at the RSA in Toronto (2019). The goal will be to foreground continuities (and productive tensions) between early modern France and specifically French éco-penseurs such as Michel Serres, to see how various texts of early modern France sketched out possible drafts of “natural contracts.” Participants might take up any genre of text, including but not limited to literature, botany, anatomy, etc. Please send a title, a 100-word abstract, and a short bio to Phillip John Usher (pu8@nyu.edu) by July 15, 2018.

Tags:  digital humanities  French  literature 

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Southern Italian Confraternities

Posted By David D'Andrea, Tuesday, May 8, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

(Deadline: 1 August 2018)

The Society for Confraternity Studies will sponsor a number of sessions at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (17-19 March 2019) in Toronto, Canada. Accordingly, it invites proposals for papers on the following theme:

Confraternities, Charity, and Hospitals in Southern Italy

In 2019 the Society for Confraternity Studies will celebrate 30 years of fostering and collecting studies of medieval and early modern confraternities.  A survey of the Society’s publications and submissions reveals an overwhelming concentration on northern Italian confraternities.  As we reflect on the last generation of scholarship and think about the next generation of confraternity studies, we would like papers addressing southern Italian confraternal activities, lay piety, and charitable activity.  The sessions will contextualize the current state of the field and suggest approaches that will broaden our understanding of Italian civil and religious life across the peninsula. 

Papers might focus on, but are not limited to the following topics:    

-Charities and hospitals

-Iconography and architecture

-Material culture and objects of devotion

-Diffusion of southern Italian confraternal saints and devotions

-Historiography and archival sources

Proposals should include the presenter’s name, academic affiliation, email address, the paper title (no longer than 15 words), the abstract of the paper (no longer than 150 words), a brief academic C.V. (not longer than 300 words), and a series of key-words that suit the presentation. Please be sure all categories of information are clearly provided.

Please submit your proposal to Dr. David D’Andrea at david.dandrea@okstate.edu by 1 August 2018.

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CfP: Beyond the Microcosm: The Impact of Confraternities on the Civic Sphere

Posted By Samantha J. Hughes-Johnson, Tuesday, May 8, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

(Deadline: 1 August 2018)

 

The Society for Confraternity Studies will sponsor a number of sessions at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (17 - 19 March 2019) in Toronto, Canada. Accordingly, it invites proposals for papers on the following theme:

 

Beyond the Microcosm: The Impact of Confraternities on the Civic Sphere.

 

Since the formation of the Society for Confraternity Studies, which celebrates it 30th anniversary in 2019, the subject of Confraternity Studies has moved on from what Konrad Eisenbichler once described as an “invisible history” to become an authoritative sub-field of late medieval and early modern scholarship. Accordingly, in order to encourage a discourse that places confraternities at the center of essential historical developments rather than at their periphery, we invite proposals for papers that explore the amplitude and impact of lay sodalities in Europe, the Americas, the East and Asia in relation to the activities of wider late medieval and early modern society. Papers might focus on, but are not limited to the following topics:

·     The reach and range of lesser traversed sodalities. For example, slave confraternities.

·     The relationships between lay companies and non members. For instance, confraternal liaisons with artisans, food merchants or second-hand clothes sellers.

·     Confratelli and consorelle entrusted with public service, healthcare and the custody of people or objects.

·     The influence of confraternal ritual and recreation on urban spaces.

·     Individual and familial investment in lay companies in order to garner social influence or to gain political power.

·     Associations between the devotional lives of non-clerics and the ordained: how these affinities played out in rituals, drama and music.

·     The impact of art, architecture and ephemera commissioned by confraternities on public spaces and/or the popular conscience.

Papers should concentrate on confraternal activities between 1300 and 1700. We are however, also particularly interested in proposals that discuss retrospectively, the value of studies that have emerged since the conference in 1989 and consider how Confraternity Studies will advance into the twenty-first century.

Proposals should include the presenter’s name, academic affiliation, email, the paper title (no longer than 15 words), the abstract of the paper (no longer than 150 words), a brief academic C.V. (not longer than 300 words), and a series of key-words that suit the presentation. Please be sure all nine (7) categories of information are clearly provided. 

Please submit your proposal to Dr Samantha J.C. Hughes-Johnson at samanthajanecaroline@yahoo.co.ukby 1 August 2018.

Tags:  confraternity  drama  ephemera  literature  music  treatise 

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Society for Early Modern Women: Call for Panels

Posted By Molly Bourne, Friday, April 27, 2018

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (http://ssemw.org) will sponsor up to four panels at the 2019 annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America (RSA), to be held in Toronto, 17-19 March 2019. I am soliciting proposals for pre-formed panels in any discipline that explore women and their contributions to the cultural, political, economic, or social spheres of the early modern period. Proposals that include young/emerging scholars are especially welcome. 

 

Sponsorship of a panel by the SSEMW signifies that the panel is pre-approved and automatically accepted for presentation at the RSA annual meeting.

 

Proposals for a pre-formed panel (or linked panels) should be sent to Molly Bourne (mhbourne@syr.edu), SSEMW associate organization representative for RSA, by no later than Wednesday 1 August 2018 with the following materials, assembled into a single Word document (no PDFs please):

 

-        Abstract (max 150 words) describing the panel

 

-        Names of Panel Organizer(s), Chair, Speakers & any respondent(s), including institutional affiliations + email address for each participant

 

-        One-page CV for Organizer(s) & Speakers only; max 300 words each (not in prose) 

 

-        For each paper: title (max 15 words), abstract (max 150 words) & keywords (up to 4)

 

-        Specification of any audio/visual needs

 

Decisions regarding SSEMW panel sponsorship will be sent out at least seven days prior to the regular RSA submission deadline (15 August 2018) for submission of panel or paper proposals.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Molly Bourne (mhbourne@syr.edu)

Syracuse University Florence 

Tags:  art  gender  history  literature  material culture  religion  women 

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Call for Proposals: New Technologies and Renaissance Studies

Posted By Raymond Siemens, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

RSA 2019, 17–19 March, Toronto

Since 2001, the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meetings have featured panels on the applications of new technology in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching. Panels at the 2019 meeting will continue to explore the contributions made by new and emerging methodologies and the projects that employ them.

For 2019, we welcome proposals for papers, lightning talks, panels, and or poster / demonstration / workshop presentations on new technologies and their impact on research, teaching, publishing, and beyond, in the context of Renaissance Studies. Examples of the many areas considered by members of our community can be found in the list of papers presented at the RSA since 2001 (http://bit.ly/1tn6rsd) and in those papers published thus far under the heading of New Technologies and Renaissance Studies (http://bit.ly/1zJiaqp).

Please send proposals before 30 April 2018 to Iter.RSA.NewTechnologies@gmail.com. Your proposal should include a title, a 150-word abstract, and a one-paragraph biographical CV, as well as an indication of whether you would consider or prefer an online presentation.

We are pleased to be able to offer travel subventions on a competitive basis to graduate students who present on these panels; those wishing to be considered for a subvention should indicate this in their abstract submission.

We thank Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages & Renaissance (http://www.itergateway.org) for its generous sponsorship of this series and its related travel subventions since 2001.

Tags:  digital humanities 

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