CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Secrets and Lies


Source of Information: CFP 2005-09-14
Date of Event: 2006-04-28
Location of event: New York City, USA
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2006-01-15




The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group of the Graduate Center, City
University of NY, invites proposals for papers for its second annual
conference. This conference, Secrets and Lies, will be held on April 28th,
2006 in New York City. We encourage scholars of all disciplines to submit
papers related to the period inclusive of the fourteenth through the
seventeenth centuries, and we especially welcome papers with an
interdisciplinary methodology. This conference will focus on dissonances
between private and public selves as represented in texts and other
cultural productions of the early modern era. Possible topics for papers
include, but are not limited to:



Emotional lives

Lies of the body

Humiliation

Shame

Spies

Secret marriage

Blackmail

Private and public writing

Miscellanies

Encryptions

Visual lies 

Emblems

Passions

Rewriting the self

Representations of class

Courtly love

Performativity

Coterie 

Factions

Religious conversion

Publicity

Secret societies



Please send abstracts of 250 words or less by January 15, 2006 to
EMIGconference@gmail.com, or by post to Carrie Shanafelt, English
Department, Graduate Center CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10016-4309.



Louise Geddes, Balaka Basu, and Carrie Shanafelt

Co-Founders, Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group

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