CFP: Neo-Latin Literary Perspectives on Britain and Ireland, 1520–1670

CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference: Neo-Latin Literary Perspectives on Britain and Ireland, 1520–1670

The Society for Neo-Latin Studies invites submissions for papers for a conference on 15–16 September 2017, at Churchill College, Cambridge, on Neo-Latin Literary Perspectives on Britain and Ireland, 1520–1670. In this period, Latin was the international language of European literature and a host of material dealing with British and Irish political and cultural identity survives both by authors working within Britain and Ireland and by those outside. Proposed papers dealing with the perception and depiction of Britain and Ireland from elsewhere in Europe are therefore encouraged as well as those on works written by authors resident in Britain or Ireland. Papers may discuss works in poetry or prose, and international scholars are very much encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration.

Examples of topics and authors relevant to the call include (but are by no means limited to): the idea of ‘Britain’ and ‘Ireland’ in Latin literature (including historiography); Latin verse responses, both in England and on the continent, to major events, such as the death of Philip Sidney, the defeat of the Armada, the Gunpowder Plot, the Thirty Years War, and the events of the Civil War, Protectorate and Restoration; the work of British and Irish Catholic authors resident abroad (often in France and Italy); the role of national identity in major Neo-Latin authors of the period such as Leland, Polydore Vergil, Camden, Stanihurst, Buchanan, Harvey, O’Meara, Owen, Campion, Barclay, Milton, Hobbes; the role of Latin literature in shaping distinct identities and communities of readership, for instance among Irish and Scottish authors, as well as among Catholic writers. Contributors may also want to consider the role of translation into and out of Latin in the formation of British and Irish identity in the period.

SNLS takes particular responsibility for encouraging graduate students and early-career scholars in the field. There will be a special early-career panel of slightly shorter (20 minute) papers only for those currently working towards a PhD or who are within two years of submission.

All other abstracts should be for 30-minute papers.

For all proposed papers, a title and abstract of up to 200 words (along with the name of the presenter, their affiliation and, for students, their year of study) should be submitted to neolatinsociety@gmail.com by 15 September 2016.

In addition, junior scholars, at MA or PhD level, who would like to present their work in a briefer form are encouraged to submit proposals (title and two-sentence summary) for a poster session (by the same deadline).

SNLS is in the process of applying for funding, but at this stage it cannot be guaranteed that all expenses of presenters will be covered.

Afterlives of Eve conference, 9-11 September 2016

Registration is now open for ‘The Afterlives of Eve’ conference, jointly organized by Durham and Newcastle Universities, 9-11th of September 2016.

This interdisciplinary and cross-period conference looks at representations and uses of Eve from the medieval to the modern periods across literature, art, theology and biology.

Keynotes:

Sandra M. Gilbert (Literature, UC Davis) ‘Invisible Ink: Eve in 20th-Century Women’s Poetry’

Wendy Furman-Adams (Literature, Whittier) ‘Milton’s Eve and the Artist’s Gaze: 1688-2016’

John Bothwell (Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham) ‘Dating in Eden, or did Eve ever meet Adam?’

All programme and registration details are here: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/mems/afterlivesofeveconference/

Canada Milton Seminar XI : May 13-14, 2016 – revised programme

The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, the Department of English & the Canadian Research Chairs Program at the University of Toronto presents

Canada Milton Seminar XI

Friday-Saturday 13-14 May 2016

David Norbrook (University of Oxford), Lucy Hutchinson, Milton, and the Writing of Theology

Thomas H. Luxon (Dartmouth College), Heroic Restorations: Milton and Dryden

Dayton Haskin (Boston College), Milton in the Tomb of Dead Languages

Rachel Trubowitz (University of New Hampshire), ’Nor vacuous the space’: Milton’s Chaos and Vacuist-Plenist Controversy

David Ainsworth (U of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)

Erin Webster (Birkbeck College, London / U of T)

Alison Chapman (U of Alabama, Birmingham)

Ryan Hackenbracht (Texas Tech U)

Alumni Hall, Old Victoria College, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto

Registration: $55 CAD (Faculty) and $25 CAD (Students)

Banquet: $70 CAD

crrs.ca/milton2016

 

British Milton Seminar, 12 March 2016: Programme

BMS 53

Saturday 12 March 2016

Venue: In the Birmingham and Midland Institute. There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

11.00-12.30

Miklós Péti (Károli Gáspár University, Budapest), ‘Homeric Laughter in Paradise Lost

Robert Cockcroft (Nottingham), ‘The significance of smiles in Paradise Lost (with reference back to Dante and Tasso)’

2.00-4.00

Joe Wallace (Birmingham), ‘Error and the Classical Tradition in Paradise Lost

Liam Haydon (Kent), ‘Milton and the Corporation’.

The Birmingham and Midland Institute (BMI) was founded by Act of Parliament in 1854, for ‘the Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland Counties,’ and continues to pursue these aims. The BMI is located in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street railway stations:

Birmingham and Midland Institute

Margaret Street

Birmingham B3 3BS

Please follow this link for a map of the BMI’s location, and for further information about the BMI and its Library: http://bmi.org.uk/location.html

For further information about the British Milton Seminar, please contact either:

Professor Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk), or Dr Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.uk).

Hugh Adlington and Sarah M. Knight (Co-convenors)

British Milton Seminar, 12 March 2016: Programme

BMS 53

Saturday 12 March 2016

Venue: In the Birmingham and Midland Institute. There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

11.00-12.30

Miklós Péti (Károli Gáspár University, Budapest), ‘Homeric Laughter in Paradise Lost

Robert Cockcroft (Nottingham), ‘The significance of smiles in Paradise Lost (with reference back to Dante and Tasso)’

2.00-4.00

Joe Wallace (Birmingham), ‘Error and the Classical Tradition in Paradise Lost

Liam Haydon (Kent), ‘Milton and the Corporation’.

The Birmingham and Midland Institute (BMI) was founded by Act of Parliament in 1854, for ‘the Diffusion and Advancement of Science, Literature and Art amongst all Classes of Persons resident in Birmingham and the Midland Counties,’ and continues to pursue these aims. The BMI is located in the heart of Birmingham’s city centre, just a few minutes’ walk from Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street railway stations:

Birmingham and Midland Institute

Margaret Street

Birmingham B3 3BS

Please follow this link for a map of the BMI’s location, and for further information about the BMI and its Library: http://bmi.org.uk/location.html

For further information about the British Milton Seminar, please contact either:

Professor Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk), or Dr Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.uk).

Hugh Adlington and Sarah M. Knight (Co-convenors)

CFPs for MLA 2017, Philadelphia

The Milton Society of America

Dear colleagues,

Below are CFPs for panels to be sponsored by the Milton Society at next year’s MLA Convention. These are also available at mla.org.

Please feel free to disseminate widely.

With best wishes,
Feisal Mohamed
Secretary

John Milton: A General Session
All papers on the poet and statesman are invited; especially welcome are those connecting Milton with other authors and fields. Two-page curriculum vitae and 500-word abstract by 15 March 2016; Ann Baynes Coiro (annbaynes.coiro@gmail.com) and Feisal G. Mohamed (fmohamed@gc.cuny.edu).

Race, Religion and Form in Spenser and Milton
(Cosponsored by the International Spenser Society)
What distinguishes Saracens, papists, and Christians in Spenser’s and Milton’s poetry? Possible topics: race/nationhood, singularity/universality, form/genre, human history/politic, theology/religion. 350-word abstract and two-page CV by 10 March 2016; Melissa Sanchez (sanchezm@english.upenn.edu) and Tiffany J. Worth (twerth@sfu.ca).

Call for Papers: British Milton Seminar, Spring 2016 Meeting: Extended Deadline

The Spring 2016 meeting of the British Milton Seminar will be held on Saturday 12 March 2016.

Venue: The Birmingham and Midland Institute.  There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm, and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

We currently intend that each session will have two papers (of approx. 25-30 minutes each), for which proposals are invited.

Please send proposals to Dr Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk) and/or Dr Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.ukby no later than 29 January 2016.

Sarah Knight and Hugh Adlington

Joint Conveners

Canada Milton Seminar XI : May 13-14, 2016

The Canada Research Chair Program, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies and Department of English at the University of Toronto present the Canada Milton Seminar XI, May 13-14, 2016.

To register and for more details, please visit: crrs.ca/milton2016

The Canada Milton Seminar XI will feature the following plenary addresses:

David Norbrook (University of Oxford):

“Lucy Hutchinson, Milton, and the Writing of Theology”

Regina Schwartz (Northwestern University):

“Milton and Truth”

Dayton Haskin (Boston College):

“Milton in the Tomb of Dead Languages”

Rachel Trubowitz (University of New Hampshire):

“’Nor vacuous the space’: Milton’s Chaos and Vacuist-Plenist Controversy”

as well as papers delivered by

David Ainsworth (University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa)

Alison Chapman (University of Alabama, Birmingam)

Ryan Hackenbracht (Texas Tech University)

Erin Webster (Birkbeck College, London / University of Toronto)

BMS Spring Meeting 2016: Call for Papers

The Spring 2016 meeting of the British Milton Seminar will be held on Saturday 12 March 2016.

Venue: The Birmingham and Midland Institute on 12 March 2016.  There will be two sessions, from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm, and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

We currently intend that each session will have two papers (of approx. 25-30 minutes each), for which proposals are invited.

Please send proposals to Dr Sarah Knight (sk218@leicester.ac.uk) and/or Dr Hugh Adlington (h.c.adlington@bham.ac.ukby no later than 15 January 2016.

Sarah Knight and Hugh Adlington

Joint Conveners

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