CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

The Presence of the Past


Source of Information: FICINO 2001-08-20
Date of Event: 2001-05-23 to 25
Location of event: Las Vegas, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2002-03-01




Call for Papers

The Presence of the Past
34th Annual Meeting of the RMMRA
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Assn., RSA Affiliate

Las Vegas
University of Las Vegas, May 23-25, 2002

Plenary speakers
Wole Soyinka, Nobel Laureate and Director, International Institute of
Modern
    Letters, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Terence Hawkes, English, Cardiff University, Wales

Diane Wolfthal, Art History, Arizona State University

>>Topic Open<<
You are cordially invited to submit abstracts for session and paper
proposals either on the conference theme or on any topic in medieval,
Renaissance, or early modern studies. "The Presence of the Past" concerns
such questions as these: in what ways are images, artifacts, texts, and
institutions of the medieval and early modern periods part of the
contemporary world?  What valid parallels or narratives connect these
periods to the world today?  How can we address our own historical and
cultural situatedness?  How did medieval and early modern cultures
themselves apprehend and address the presence of the past?

Deadline: March 1, 2002
Submit by January 15 for early response

Please send session proposals or one-page abstracts to: Elspeth Whitney,
Dept. of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, elspeth@nevada.edu fax:
702-895-1782  phone: 702-895-3350   address: Las Vegas, NV 89154-5020

Questions? Contact Charles Whitney, Dept. of English, UNLV
whitney@nevada.edu   fax: 702-895-4801  phone: 702-895-3920  address: Las
Vegas, NV 89154-5011