CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

History, Authority, Performance
(GEMCS 11.2003)

Source of Information: GEMCS-L 2003-01-31
Date of Event: 2003-10-23 to 26
Location of event: Newport Beach, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2003-05-01

CFP: GEMCS Conference (5/1/03; 10/23/03-10/26/03)


The 11th Annual Conference for the Group for Early Modern Cultural 
Studies (GEMCS)

Hosted by the UC Irvine Drama Department at the Newport Beach Marriott 
Hotel and Resort


Held at the beautiful Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Resort 
(overlooking the Pacific Ocean and next to "Fashion Island," Orange 
County's nexus for shopping, fine dining, and barhopping), this year's 
GEMCS conference will be lavish as well as stimulating. With an 
extraordinary conference discount for rooms, $99 for singles and 
doubles, the wonders of Southern California are rarely more affordable.

The conference topic, broadly conceived, is designed to include all work 
(by graduate students, professors, and independent scholars) about human 
life between, roughly, 1500 and 1800, and in any way related to history, 
authority, and/or performance. In other words, we invite presentations 
of scholarship dealing with the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries and about 
and/or practicing materialism, historiography, literary-cultural-social 
history and criticism, sexual-gender issues, hermeneutics, authorship, 
aesthetics, representation, theatre, and/or sociocultural action, power, 
discourse, politics, ideology, and so on.

GEMCS's annual conference, averaging 400 participants, provides a lively 
forum for innovative, experimental, and alternative inquiries into all 
aspects of pre-modern and early modern culture and society. We solicit 
abstracts for papers, panels, discussion groups or workshops that engage 
either specific or a variety of disciplines, approaches, and formats. We 
encourage atypical formats such as workshops and discussion groups. To 
promote intense discussion, it has been a tradition of GEMCS that 
presentations be limited to 10 minutes. We ask that you try to maintain 
this tradition.

Abstracts (maximum 250 words) for individual papers, 
workshops/discussions (any number of participants over eight), and paper 
sessions (between three and six participants), must be submitted by:	 
MAY 1, 2003. 

Please send abstracts and inquiries to:

Organized by Bryan Reynolds, Head of Doctoral Studies in the Department 
of Drama at UC Irvine, this event is sponsored by the Joint UCI/UCSD 
Ph.D. Program in Drama and Theatre.

Additional support for the conference comes from UC Irvine's departments 
of English and Comparative Literature, History, and German Studies.

For updated information about the conference, see the conference 
website: (up soon)

For information about GEMCS's scholarly journal, Journal for Early 
Modern Cultural Studies, see:

CFP: Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (5/1/03; 10/23/03-10/26/03)