The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0593 Wednesday, 12 September 2007
From: Vin Nardizzi <
Date: Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 15:45:26 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: PNRS 2008: CFP
Updated Call for Papers: Renaissance In-Betweenness
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
3-5 April 2008
The Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
(PNRS) will be held from April 3-5, 2008 in downtown Vancouver at the
Hyatt Regency (room rates: $141.00 per night, single or double). The
theme for this year's conference is "Renaissance In-Betweenness," and
our plenary speakers will be Fran Dolan (University of California,
Davis) and Elizabeth Harvey (University of Toronto).
We invite papers, panels, discussion groups, and workshops that examine
Renaissance engagements with various transitional figures and cultural
artifacts. The PNRS program coincides with the annual convention of the
Medieval Academy at the Hyatt Regency, and both organizations hope that
conference participants will engage in fruitful conversation across a
range of historical fields and disciplines.
We invite proposals in the following areas for the 2008 conference:
Liminal Spaces and Borderlands: urban liberties, walls, doors,
thresholds, docks, rivers and hedges.
Figures of the In-Between: stage devils, panders, bawds, pages,
hermaphrodites, messengers, angels, scribes, the noble savage,
typesetters, publishers, usurers, translators, and children.
Religious via media
Generic Conventions and Hybrid Genres: in medias res, interludes, scene
changes (jigs and dumbshows) and tragicomedy
Species Boundaries: integuments (skin, bark, pelt) and hybrid creatures
Mixed governments and interregna
Arcane Knowledge: zodiacal cusps, equinoxes, and alchemy
Suspended States: sleep, trances and exorcisms
Objects of Exchange: letters, coins, gifts, rings, jewelry, potions,
clothes, and fabric
Places of Exchange: The Royal Exchange and pawnshops
Periodization and Historiography
Update: Please email individual abstracts (250-words) or panel /
workshop proposals to Tiffany Alkan (
) and Vin Nardizzi
) by October 1, 2007.
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