CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Trading Places: Male Portraiture and Performances of Identity in Early Modern Italy


Source of Information: RENAIS-L 2001-02-06
Date of Event: 2002-04-11;13
Location of event: Tempe, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2001-04-15




CALL FOR PAPERS

TRADING PLACES: Male Portraiture and Performances of Identity in Early Modern Italy

Proposals for a special session at the annual conference of the Renaissance
Society of America to be held in Tempe, Arizona, April 11-13, 2002.  Abstracts
sought for a panel on male portraiture in early modern Italy.  Desirable
submissions will re-read 'Renaissance Man' as an unstable and anxious socio-
cultural construct and will address the performance of gender, class, and/or
race.  20-minute papers might focus on issues such as ambiguous identities,
blurred boundaries or failed masquerade within a variety of portrait types (self,
individual, family or group portraits, donor portraits within religious
narratives, political portraits, allegories and personifications).
Interdisciplinary approaches and new methodologies are encouraged.

Please send 150-word abstract and 1-page c.v. by April 15th, 2001 to Allison
Levy, Center for Research on Women, Newcomb College, Tulane University, New
Orleans, LA 70118; alevy2@tulane.edu; 504-865-5238 (office); 504-862-8948 (fax).