Thursday, December 2, 2010

Early Modern Encounters

The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG) of the CUNY Graduate Center presents:
Early Modern Encounters
Graduate Student Conference 29 April 2011
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
Keynote speaker
Professor Nigel Smith
Princeton University
Call for papers
We welcome proposals for papers on any kind of early modern encounter; proposers are encouraged to consider the theme broadly. Papers innovative in form are especially welcome.
topics might include the following:
inner-, inter- and cross-cultural encounters
travel writing
divine encounters and prophecy
reception and influence
competition and collaboration among writers
genre innovation and hybridity
encounters with space aliens
multi-media events, artifacts and poetics
encounters with authority
life writing and hagiography
encounters with monsters
adventure, questing, and romance
archaeological and archival encounters
inter-textual encounters
cinematic and theatrical encounters
surprise us
Proposals and deadline
Please provide the title and a 300-400 word abstract of the paper you are proposing, your name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address. Please e-mail proposals in Word to by 1 January 2011.