Monday, September 13, 2010

Early Modern Women in the ARts

Call for Papers
Early Modern Women in the Arts
Saturday, April 16, 2011
West Chester University

The day-long symposium is sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania. The symposium is free and open to the public and is being held as part of a year-long Early Baroque Project at West Chester University. It is scheduled in conjunction with a student performance of Francesca Caccini's La liberazione di Ruggiero dall'isola d'Alcina (1625). All participants and attendees at the symposium are invited to stay for the opera performance later that evening. Tickets for the opera will be available for advance sale and at the door.

Papers (20 minutes in length) are invited on any aspect of Early Modern Women in the Arts (art history, literature, music, theater, dance, fine arts, etc.). Proposals may also be submitted for panel discussions or workshops (40 minutes).

We invite proposals on any topic related to early modern women in the arts, but especially encourage submissions addressing the period between 1550 and 1700.

Suggested topics might include:
* Early modern women as creators (music, fine arts, decorative arts, performing arts, etc.)
* Early modern actresses or dramatists
* The virtuosic female musician in the early modern period
* Early modern women as amateur performers
* Early modern teachers or educators in the arts
* Early modern female patrons of the arts
* Early modern female writers

Abstracts (300 words) for papers, panel discussions, or workshops must be submitted no later than November 15, 2010.

Proposals should be sent electronically to the program chair at<> with the subject title "Early Modern Women in the Arts Proposal."
The email should carry two attachments in Microsoft Word: the first should be an anonymous submission, including only your title and your abstract; the second document should contain the title and abstract, as well as your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information. If you are proposing a panel discussion, be sure to include the names, institutional affiliations, and contact information for all participants on the second document. If special equipment is necessary for your presentation, please include it in the second document.

Accepted presenters will be notified by email. Completed papers should be sent to the program chair by April 1, 2011.

For further symposium information please contact the program chair, Maria Purciello.