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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1052  Tuesday, 16 May 2000.

From:           Erika Lin <
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Date:           Monday, 15 May 2000 13:49:42 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        UPDATE: CFP: UPenn Med Ren Grad Student Conference

Please note: the deadline has been extended to June 15.  Apologies to
those of you receiving more than one copy of this cfp.  Please forward
this email to others who may be interested.

Erika Lin


Call for Papers


October 7, 2000

A Graduate Student Conference at the University of Pennsylvania

Plenary Panel:
        Chris Chism, Rutgers University (New Brunswick)
        Sean Keilen, University of Pennsylvania
        Katherine Rowe, Bryn Mawr College
        Vance Smith, Princeton University
        Emily Steiner, University of Pennsylvania

This conference will explore both the writings produced during the
Middle Ages and the Renaissance and the ways in which those periods have
themselves been written to meet a variety of subsequent historical and
cultural concerns.  We are particularly interested in papers relating
specific topics to larger theoretical questions, especially those posed
by recent historicist scholarship.  Potential topics may come from, but
are not limited to, the following areas of interest:

* periodization: historiography, terminology, cultural fantasy
* literal "wrinkles" and other objects: material culture in its temporal
* religious reformations: innovation and conservation
* transformations in gender, sex, and identity
* performance: actual practices and theoretical frameworks
* the genres of history-writing: chronicles, lives, history plays
* marginal, "unwritten" histories
* reception and revision of medieval forms in Renaissance literature
* manuscript matrix / print culture
* communities constructed in space and over time
* monarchic regimes and dissenting forms of power

We welcome not only papers focusing primarily on writings in English but
also those focusing on literatures and cultures outside of England.

By June 15, 2000, single-page abstracts for twenty-minute papers should
be sent to:

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(no attachments please).  Questions about the conference may be directed
to the same address.  Questions and abstracts can also be sent via
regular mail to:

        Wrinkles in Time Conference
        119 Bennett Hall
        Department of English
        University of Pennsylvania
        Philadelphia, PA 19104-6273

More information about the conference can be found at

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