Calls for Papers

RSA ’14, New York: Call For Papers

Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America

March 27-29, 2014—New York City

Sessions sponsored by the RSA Division in Hispanic Literature, the Cervantes Society of America, and/or the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry

Proposals are invited for the following topics:

Poetry and the City

This forum explores poetry as a social practice that transcends the search for aristocratic status. We invite submissions that examine the multiple roles of poetry in city life; urban themes and imagery; or poetry and the bourgeoisie. Please send a single page with a 150-word abstract and brief CV by May 15, 2013 to both Ignacio Navarrete (ignacio[at]berkeley.edu) and Elizabeth Pettinaroli (pettinarolie[at]rhodes.edu).

Cervantes and Poetry

On the fourth centenary of the publication of Cervantes’s Viaje del Parnaso (1614), we invite submissions on poetry written by Cervantes or on the roles that poetry and poetics play in his works. Please send a single page with a 150-word abstract and brief CV by May 15, 2013 to all three of the following: David A. Boruchoff (david.boruchoff[at]mcgill.ca), Laura Bass (Laura_Bass[at]brown.edu), and Ignacio Navarrete (ignacio[at]berkeley.edu).

Cervantes’s Library

Critical readings by Cervantes; Cervantes as literary critic; Cervantine commentaries on literature. Cervantes’s reactions to historical, legal, scientific, political or theological (i.e., non-fictional and non-poetic) writings are especially encouraged. Please send a single page with a 150-word abstract and brief CV by May 25, 2013 to both Laura Bass (laura_bass[at]brown.edu) and David A. Boruchoff (david.boruchoff[at]mcgill.ca).

The Intellectual Mileux of Renaissance Spanish Artists

Literary-artistic circles; artists and patrons; artists as writers and writers as artists; imagined or unrealized artistic projects. Please send a single page with a 150-word abstract and brief CV by May 25, 2013 to both Laura Bass (laura_bass[at]brown.edu) and David A. Boruchoff (david.boruchoff[at]mcgill.ca).

Purloined Letters

Plagiarism, false authorship, unauthorized publications, misleading or self-serving commentaries or translations. Please send a single page with a 150-word abstract and brief CV by May 25, 2013 to both Laura Bass (laura_bass[at]brown.edu) and David A. Boruchoff (david.boruchoff[at]mcgill.ca)

Reimagining Time in the Early Modern Hispanic World

In the wake of seismic events such as the encounter with America, religious wars, and acute political crisis, early modern Spain registered a pronounced awareness of historical change. In turn, traditional understandings of time as an ongoing continuum were challenged by an intensified sense of the material and cultural discontinuities that separate the present from the past. How did this new experience of the passage of time manifest itself in literature? What were its effects on mimesis, the tempus fugit topos, clock symbolism, visual imagery, representations of America, the practice of memory? Please send a single page with a 150-word abstract and brief CV by May 25, 2013 to all three of the following: Ariadna García-Bryce (garciab[at]reed.edu), Laura Bass (laura_bass[at]brown.edu) and David A. Boruchoff (david.boruchoff[at]mcgill.ca).

Please note:

All proposals should bear in mind the interdisciplinary makeup of the Renaissance Society of America and the need to speak to scholars whose primary interests and expertise may lie beyond the Spanish-speaking world. Successful proposals will be published in the conference program.

The RSA permits participants to give only one paper at its annual meeting.

All presenters must be or become members of the RSA and register for the meeting.

Submission of a proposal implies that one will subsequently participate in the meeting if selected. The RSA is considering sanctions against those who withdraw after being selected or fail to attend the meeting. For more information on the annual meeting, see the RSA website: www.rsa.org.

About emspanishhistorynotes

Scott Taylor is an associate professor in the history department at the University of Kentucky.

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