Saturday, January 19, 2008

CFP 2008: Genres and Cultures

APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture
E-Conference: February, 2008
Genres and Cultures
Submission Deadline (Abstracts): October 1, 2007
Submission Deadline (Papers): January 1, 2008
E-Conference: February, 2008
Journal launch / publication: May, 2008

Call for Papers: The inaugural issue of Appositions: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture seeks conference papers (critical, scholarly, theoretical) examining relationships between literary texts and social contexts that hinge upon the significance of genres and forms of discourse. How and why do literary genres emerge and change within and against fields of cultural production? Or, alternately: how and why do social discourses shape distinctive modes and forms of literary art? Or, antithetically: how and why do literary works evade generic/modal classifications and cultural narratives? Beyond such chiastic formulations, what other factors (e.g. audience, gender, identity, occasion, politics) also contribute to the synergy between genres and cultures? Comparative, interdisciplinary, and trans-historical approaches are encouraged.

Limitations: Abstracts (200 words). Conference papers (2,000-3,000 words). Journal articles (3,000-4,000 words). New work. No simultaneous submissions.

Guidelines: Selected papers from the electronic conference (February, 2008) will be considered for publication (as essays, revised and expanded) in the journal, Appositions, which will launch/publish in May, 2008.

Conference Location:

Electronic Submissions: Abstracts to
showard [at] by October 1, 2007; completed conference papers, by January 1, 2008.
APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature & Culture,, ISSN: 1946-1992, Volume One (2008): Genres & Cultures

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