Thursday, May 23, 2013

CORPORA: Textual, sexual, non-human bodies in late medieval and early modern German-speaking lands



Call For Papers:

“CORPORA: Textual, sexual, non-human bodies in late medieval and early modern German-speaking lands,” for the Sixieth Annual Conference of the Renaissance Society of America.

Date: March 27-29, 2014.

Place: New York City.


Deadline: June 1, 2013

Interdisciplinary submissions are welcome.

Possible topics include:

  • The relationship between the whole and the fragment, between macro- and microcosm, between groups and individuals, between categories and the entities they contain;
  • The creation, maintenance, destruction or transformation of bodies of learning, schools of thought, authorial persona, and genres of writing;
  • Changes in media and modes of communication and the theorization of the relationships of scale, size, and belonging in German-speaking lands, including theories of linguistic variation and difference (for example dialect);
  • Late medieval and early modern understandings of the agency of images, works of art, and material objects;
  • Notions of hybridity, the interface between the human and the natural world, the ontological and phenomenological status of animals; early modern science and theology of the natural world;
  • The sexed and gendered body.
Please email your proposal to the RSA discipline representative for German, Ann Marie Rasmussen (German, Duke), at annmarie.rasmussen@duke.edu

Your proposal must include: a paper title; an abstract (150-word maximum); keywords; and a brief curriculum vitae (300-word maximum).

Please consult the RSA website for further information about the RSA annual meeting, sessions, membership, and registration at www.rsa.org




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