CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Widowhood and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe


Source of Information: RENAIS-L 2000-10-09
Date of Event: n.a.: volume of collected essays
Location of event: n.a.: volume of collected essays
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2001-01-15




CALL FOR PAPERS: Widowhood and Visual Culture in Early Modern Europe;
essay collection

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 15, 2001

Abstracts sought for a collection of essays on Widowhood and Visual
Culture in Early Modern Europe.  Desirable submissions will engage some or
all of the following questions: How and why has widowhood, both during and
after the mourning ritual, been represented?  Conversely, what does
widowhood represent--socially, politically, psychologically,
allegorically?  Finally, what is the relationship between widows--women,
at a particular historical moment, caught in a situation of complex and
complicating transformation--and representation?  Essays might address
issues such as memory, ritual, spectacle, patronage, gender (including
masculinity), and class.  Interdisciplinary approaches and new
methodologies are encouraged.  Please send inquiries or 1-2 page abstract
and c.v. by January 15, 2001 to Allison Levy, Department of Art, Newcomb
College, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118; alevy2@tulane.edu;
504-865-5238 (office); 504-862-8948 (fax).