The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0864  Monday, 21 September 1998.

From:           T. Scott Clapp <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 18 Sep 1998 09:31:13 -0700
Subject:        CFP ACMRS Conference

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"Material Culture and Cultural Materialisms in the Middle Ages and the

CALL FOR PAPERS **DEADLINE October 1, 1998**

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) at
Arizona State University invites session and paper proposals for its
fifth annual interdisciplinary conference on February 18-20, 1999.
ACMRS welcomes papers that explore any topic related to the study and
teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and especially those that
focus on this year's theme of material culture.  The latter may address,
for example, specific artifacts and artistic commodities or the
relationship between people's material world and the society around
them. Jonathan J. G. Alexander (Institute of Fine Arts, New York
University) will deliver the plenary address entitled, "Adam Delving,
Eve Spinning: Images of Work in the Middle Ages and the Early

Selected papers related to the conference theme are considered for
publication in the fifth volume of the "Arizona Studies in the Middle
Ages and the Renaissance" series, published by Brepols Publishers
(Belgium).  Papers dealing with any facet of the Mediterranean region
will be considered for publication in the journal _Mediterranean
Studies_, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, the
Medieval and Renaissance Collegium (MARC) at the University of Michigan,
and ACMRS at Arizona State University.

This year's conference will feature several events in conjunction with
the exhibition "Copper as Canvas: Two Centuries of Masterpiece Paintings
on Copper, 1575-1775" at the Phoenix Art Museum. ACMRS will host the
opening reception of the conference at the Museum, which will include a
special viewing of the show. The exhibition will highlight the
brilliantly colored, highly detailed paintings made on copper sheets by
some of this period's most accomplished artists including Rembrandt,
Frans Hals, El Greco, Claude Lorrain, Murillo, Jan Brueghel I, Guercino,
and Guido Reni. Paintings on copper from Spain's New World Colonies,
particularly Mexico and Peru, by Lius Ju 

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