CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Wrinkles in time: ruptures and continuities in the writing of the middle ages and the renaissance


Source of Information: RENAIS-L 2000-04-04
Date of Event: 2000-10-07
Location of event: Philadelphia, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2000-05-31 (extended to 2000-06-15!)




Call for Papers

WRINKLES IN TIME: RUPTURES AND CONTINUITIES IN THE WRITING OF THE MIDDLE
AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE

October 7, 2000

A Graduate Student Conference at the 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
  dimension
* 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

Single-page abstracts for twenty-minute papers should be sent to:

        wrinkles@english.upenn.edu

(no attachments please) by May 31, 2000.  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