CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Early Modern Lives

Biography and Autobiography of the Renaissance and Seventeenth Century


Source of Information: FICINO 2001-11-23
Date of Event: 2002-06-26 to 28
Location of event: London, U.K.
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2002-01-31




EARLY MODERN LIVES
BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE RENAISSANCE AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

A conference organised by the Renaissance Research Group, Middlesex University
June 26th-28th 2002.

CALL FOR PAPERS

'Early Modern Lives' will examine the practice and theory of
biographical writing in and about the Renaissance and Seventeenth
Century. By bringing together those currently engaged in writing and
studying biographies of this period, the conference aims to discuss
the relationship between life-writing and our understanding of
literature and cultural history.

Speakers will include Katherine Duncan-Jones, Frances Harris, Michael
Hunter, Lisa Jardine, Lois Potter, Alan Stewart, Blair Worden.

The conference is being organised in response to the growing interest
in biography, especially biography on the early modern period. The
appearance of a number of major biographical projects, ranging from
lives of individuals to the New Dictionary of National Biography is
ample testimony to the importance and vitality of life-writing today.
While the main focus of this conference will be literary biography,
the scope of the conference will extend to historical biography,
scientific and philosophical biography, and fictional biography.
Topics to be covered will include women's lives, animal lives, the
life of the mind, life-writing and subjectivity, the
auto/biographical self.  There will also be a session dedicated to
the life of Shakespeare.


Please send proposals for papers (350 words) to Dr Sarah Hutton,
Renaissance Research Group, School of Humanities and Cultural
Studies, Middlesex University, White Hart Lane, London N17 8HR. email
S.Hutton@mdx.ac.uk. Deadline 31st January 2002




Dr Sarah Hutton
Reader in Renaissance and Seventeenth-Century Studies,
Middlesex University,
School of Humanities and Cultural Studies,
White Hart Lane,
London N17 8HR

Tel: (+44) 020 8362 5394
Email: S.Hutton@mdx.ac.uk