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RSA Dublin 2021 Calls for Papers
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This blog is a space for RSA members to post calls for papers and lightning talks for sessions in all disciplines to be held at RSA Dublin 2021. Papers could be solicited for a traditional panel or a seminar session which will have pre-circulated papers.

To post a CfP, log in to your RSA account and select the "Add New Post" link further down this page. Make sure to include the organizer's name, email address, and a deadline for proposals. The session organizer is responsible for uploading the finalized proposal to the RSA Dublin 2021 submission site.

The general submission deadline for RSA Dublin 2021 is 15 August 2020. For more details on the submission process, see the Submission Guidelines page.

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I haue caused diuers of them to be translated unto me’: Spenser in ‘Babell towre’

Posted By Chris Barrett, Saturday, July 25, 2020

This panel invites speakers to use the conference’s Dublin location to reflect on Spenser's Irish literary contexts. The Faerie Queene emerges from a land where ‘faerie’, síth, was a potent force in the Gaelic imaginary. Spenser’s castle at Kilcolman, where much of it was written, was surrounded by Gaelic and Old English aristocrats who patronised some of the most significant Gaelic poets of early modern Ireland – the ‘Wanton Bardes, and Rymers Impudent’ who trouble his writing. This workshop seeks to recreate that geo-cultural matrix. It invites scholars with access to both traditions to stage a demo-translation of an extract from a Gaelic text contemporary with Spenser to reflect on e.g. Spenser and Irish (language, literature, literati); ‘Faerie lond’ and the síth; echoes and influences; ‘sweete witt and good invencon’: towards a comparative poetics; Spenser’s contexts of translation.

Please submit the following materials to Pat Palmer at by August 5 to be considered for inclusion: paper title; abstract (150-word maximum); 3-5 keywords; and a one-page abbreviated curriculum vitae (300-word maximum).

Tags:  English Literature  Ireland  Spenser  translation 

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Spenser, Milton, Ireland

Posted By Debapriya Sarkar, Friday, June 5, 2020
Updated: Monday, July 20, 2020

The Milton Society of America and the International Spenser Society are jointly sponsoring a panel for RSA 2021 on "Spenser, Milton, Ireland." What insights and methodologies emerge from triangulating these points? Possible angles of approach: How does Milton's reading of Spenser engage Spenser's deployments of Ireland? How does Ireland (or "Ireland") play into each writer's generic repertoires? In what ways do early-modern English dis/figurations of Ireland subtend elements of the two writers' oeuvres?

Proposals treating both writers especially welcome; papers on one of the two may also be accepted if they felicitously dovetail with other submissions. This is a guaranteed session.

Proposals should include the following, and should be sent to and by July 30: paper title (15-word maximum), abstract (150-word maximum), curriculum vitae (no longer than 5 pages), PhD or other terminal degree completion date (past or expected), full name, current affiliation, and email address.

Note that the RSA stipulation that individuals present no more than 1 paper applies to papers rolled over from RSA 2020.

Tags:  Associate Organizations  English Literature  Ireland  Milton  Spenser 

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