CFPs in Renaissance Intellectual History

Erotica and its Discontents

Sex and Censorship in the Italian Renaissance

Source of Information:, 2007-02-19/2007-03-04
Date of Event: n.a. (collection of essays)
Location of event: n.a. (collection of essays)
Deadline for abstracts etc.: 2007-04-01

CFP: Erotica and its Discontents (04/01/07; 07/14/07)

Contributions are sought for a collection of essays entitled Erotica and
its Discontents: Sex and Censorship in the Italian Renaissance.  Whether
re-elaborations of classical themes or expressions of contemporary issues,
the erotic had a profound impact on the imagination of the Italian
Renaissance and manifested itself across a variety of disciplines. 
Consequently, it elicited much elaborate treatment and debate that ranged
from the secular to the spiritual, from the erudite to the obscene.  In
order to provide a thorough cross-section of the phenomenon, we seek
articles that treat the erotic in all its carnal and conflicting splendor.
 More specifically, we are interested in studies that address the
artistic, literary, scientific, philosophical, and legal articulations of
the erotic in fifteenth and sixteenth-century Italy.  Subjects for
discussion may engage the erotic through analyses of scholarly treatises,
religious doctrine, sermons, legal issues, social practices, u!
 rban planning, early modern revisions of ancient pederasty,
 misogynistic texts, theatre, music, the visual arts, etc.  We are
 particularly interested in historically based articles but
 interdisciplinary approaches are very welcome.  Preference will be
 given to fifteenth and sixteenth-century sources in Italy.  Please 
 a 250-word proposal by April 1, 2007 to: 

Robert Buranello and Gerry Milligan
Department of Modern Languages-2S
College of Staten Island
City University of New York
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY  10314

Please address all e-mail versions to Robert Buranello
( and Gerry Milligan

The finalized articles are to be between 6000 and 9000 words in length,
follow the MLA style manual, and be received by no later than July 14,
2007 at the above addresses.
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