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Fraud, Mockery, Jest, and Cony-Catching in the Early Modern Period

Posted By Ani Govjian, Friday, July 20, 2018

Fraud, Mockery, Jest, and Cony-Catching in the Early Modern Period

To what extent is a jest also a lie? Are frauds funny? Taking a cue from “mockery” as mimic, sham, and spoof, this panel is interested in the ways fraud, imposture, and deceit function as ludic entertainment – whether intentionally or as byproduct.

This panel invites submissions that consider the jocularity of fraud, counterfeit, trickery, disguise, quackery, and cozenage. Papers are welcome to explore the theme in regards to:

-  Material culture including trick objects like blow books, mock almanacs, or fraudulent copies of famous works

Gendered experiences of deception or artifice

-  Jestbooks, ludic ballads, mock pamphlets

-  Mountebanks, street performers, gambling games, and pick-pockets

Medicine, especially the preoccupation with quack physicians

Natural philosophy and debates pushing back against charges of superstition

-  Magic, either through a focus on prestidigitation or representations and discussions of witchcraft

Satire

parody

Religious debates including displays of anti-Catholic sentiment and fears as well as fetishizations of “Popery”

-  Theatre, stagecraft, and/or anti-theatrical sentiment

 

Proposals should be for 20-minute papers, and should include:

    title for the paper

    abstract of 150 words

    1-page CV

    current contact information

    A/V requirements

 

Submit proposals to agovjian@live.unc.edu by Friday, August 10, 2018. Subject line: “RSA – Fraud and Mockery.”

 

Tags:  allegory  archival research  book history  drama  early modern  English literature  gender  interdisciplinary  literature  manuscript  material culture  mimesis  Poetry  popular culture  print culture  recipe books  religious  Renaissance literature  Renaissance studies  reproductive prints  truth 

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Deadline extended - Rebranding Renaissance Art History and Studies for the Twenty-First Century

Posted By Anne H. Muraoka, Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

"New needs new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements...the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture." - Jackson Pollock

Although written during the infancy of modernism in the United States, Pollock's words still reverberate within the walls of academia. The significance of understanding the past for the purposes of progress in all areas of knowledge have served as fodder for academics, art historians, critics, intellectuals, and even artists. Many universities, both large and small, are shifting the balance of the study of the Renaissance toward favoring the modern and contemporary. In recent years, Renaissance art history and studies have been characterized as "old school" and irrelevant in the modern world. The Humanities, once pioneered and dominated by Renaissance scholars such as Jacob Burkhardt, Heinrich Wölfflin, Erwin Panofsky, Aby Warburg, among others, is today seen as a golden age long past.

The Humanities is measureless and defies definition, as it centers upon the human experience, social and cultural transformation, the quest for knowledge, and individual and collective curiosity. Renaissance studies embody these very pursuits by making connections between art, religion, social history, economics, politics, and even anthropology. Yet, we all have heard these questions from students and even our peers:

- "Why should I study Renaissance art, history, and literature if I intend to specialize in the modern/contemporary?"

- "How can studying Renaissance art contribute to my development as a practicing artist in the twenty-first century?"

- "How can Renaissance studies inform how I view and understand the modern world?"

- "What are the transferable skills obtained through the study of the Renaissance that would benefit me in a discipline or profession outside of art and the Humanities?"

This session aims to: 1) acknowledge the contributions of Renaissance art history and studies in understanding the modern world; 2) introduce and generate new avenues of research in Renaissance art and studies for the twenty-first century; 3) explore new methodologies in teaching Renaissance art and studies, among other related topics.

Paper proposals must include the following:

     Paper title (15-word maximum)

     Abstract (150-word maximum)

     Brief CV (300-word maximum)

     PhD completion date (past or expected)

     Full name, current affiliation, and e-mail address.

Please submit proposals to Anne H. Muraoka (amuraoka@odu.edu) and Marcia B. Hall (marciahall713@gmail.com) by 8 August 2018.

Tags:  image  Renaissance art history  Renaissance culture  Renaissance literature  Renaissance studies  text  visual culture 

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