MRDS Newsletter: Upcoming Conferences Spring 1995
Upcoming Conferences Spring 1995
Sex and Gender in the Middle Ages
June 26-July 28, 1995
A summer institute for College and University Faculty sponsored
by the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame and supported
by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Director: Edward D. English, Medieval Institute, 715 Hesburgh
Library, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556-5629.
Twenty-second Annual ACTA Conference
State University of New York at Stony Brook
April 7-8, 1995
Food and Eating in Medieval Society
Organized by Joel Rosenthal (Department of History, Stony Brook) and Martha Carlin (Department of History, Univ. of Wisconsin), this conference focused on food and eating as depicted in art, literature, theology, and philosophy as well as in history.
Politics and High Culture in the Reigns of Edward VI and Mary
Saturday, November 18, 1995
at Victoria University
Sponsored by Victoria University in the University of Toronto, Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, Toronto, and Centre for Research in English Drama, Victoria University, Toronto
Presiders and Presenters will include:
Alexandra F. Johnston (Victoria Univ.), Edward McGee (U. Waterloo), John Parsons (U. Toronto), Konrad Eisenbichler (Victoria Univ., Toronto), Dale E. Hoak (College of William & Mary), Paul White (Purdue Univ.), Dr. David Galbraith (Victoria Univ.), Joanna Woodall (London Univ.), Kenneth Bartlett (U. Toronto), Robert Hunter Bell (Church of St. Mary Magdalene/U. Toronto), Daniel Page (Brandeis Univ.), and Robert Tittler (Concordia Univ.)
For more information, contact Sally-Beth MacLean at (416) 585-4504 / Fax: (416) 585-4594.
Hankering to go to France? Check out
The Camargo Foundation
The Camargo Foundation, an educational trust established under the laws of the State of New York, maintains a center of studies in France for the benefit of scholars, artists, and writers who wish to pursue projects in the humanities and social sciences related to French and francophone cultures. The Foundation offers, at no cost, eleven furnished apartments and a reference library in the city of Cassis, a half-hour from Marseilles and Aix-en-Provence by car.
Applicants may include:
-members of University and college faculties, including professors emeriti, who wish to pursue special studies while on leave;
-teachers in secondary schools, public or private;
-graduate students whose academic residence and general examination requirements have been met and for whom a stay in France would be beneficial in completing their dissertation;
-writers, photographers, visual artists and composers with specific projects to complete.
Candidates for Camargo Fellowships are asked to submit an application form, a vita, and a detailed description of their projects, not to exceed 1,000 words. If appropriate, the description should include a paragraph or two designed to locate the project conceptually and/or bibliographically in the context of the most important work available in the field. Research should be at an advanced stage and not require resources unavailable in the Marseilles-Aix-Cassis region. Three letters of recommendation, at least two from outside the applicant's home institution, should be forwarded by individuals familiar with the applicant's professional work. Such letters should be current and written specifically for the Camargo Foundation Fellowship applications.
For information and application form, write:
The Camargo Foundation
West 1050 First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101-1312
Tel. (612) 290-2237
Application deadline: March 1 for the following year. Think now of 1996-97!
CALLS FOR PAPERS
Novus et Antiquus
The Twenty-Sixth Annual Interdisciplinary CAES Conference
The Committee for the Advancement of Early Studies
Friday and Saturday, October 6-7, 1995
Ball State University
Deadline For All Competitions: May 15, 1995
$1,000 Incentive Award: The Committee for the Advancement of Early Studies in conjunction with the editors of Classical and Modern Literature: A Quarterly announce the 1995 $1,000 Incentive Award, offered by the editors of the Quarterly for outstanding scholarly work in the combined fields of a Classical (Ancient Greek or Latin) and a Modern Literature or Culture. Eligible for this award are scholars who have or will have had the Ph.D. conferred between January 1, 1988 and July 1, 1995. Send to the Convener statements of nomination (name, academic address, field of specialization, short vita) along with supporting materials (paper, list of publications and papers, support letters if desired). The winner of the 1995 award will present the paper at the Conference and then receive the award from the editors of the Quarterly at the Conference Banquet.
NOVUS COMPETITION: The Committee also announces a competition for emerging scholars who do not have their doctorate or who have received it in the past seven years. All suitable papers will be awarded presentation time of twenty to twenty-five minutes, and the outstanding papers will also receive small monetary prizes. Please send five copies of the completed paper plus verification of degree date to the Convener.
ANTIQUUS: Established Scholars. The Committee does not ignore established scholars, either. Please share your years of experience and valuable research with the conference participants. Finished papers should be limited to a twenty to twenty-five minute periods. Please send five copies of a one page abstract to the Convener.
UNDERGRADUATE PRIZES: The competition is for ten- to fifteen-page essays by superior undergraduate students. All suitable papers will be awarded presentation time of twenty to twenty-five minutes and small monetary prizes will be awarded for the best research. Please send five copies of the completed paper. Areas of Classical, Early, Medieval and Renaissance Studies for papers/abstracts include anthropology, architecture, art, economics, education, foreign languages and literature, history, language and literature of England, law, mathematics, music, pedagogy, philosophy, politics, religion, science, social structure, and theology.
Please contact: Bruce W. Hozeski
Convener, CAES Conference of 1995
Department of English
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-0460
Tel. (317) 285-8456 or 285-8580
Fax (317) 285-3765
Call for Papers 1996
Shakespeare at Kalamazoo
Thirty-First International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2-6, 1996
SHAKESPEARE AT KALAMAZOO has organized programs at the International Congress since 1989. Two sessions will be proposed for the Thirty-First Congress in 1996, both devoted to papers specifically relating Shakespeare to the broader canvas of cultural history.
Session 1. Shakespeare in the Tradition of the Performing
Session 2. Shakespeare and Cultural Continuity
Papers for Session 1 should provide evidence in Shakespeare's plays of medieval ideas of theater and of medieval performance practices and dramaturgical conventions. Papers for Session 2 should focus on the representation in Shakespeare's plays of late medieval and early modern cultural trends. Papers are invited from scholars in the fields of art history, music, folklore, history, philosophy, theater history, the history of science, as well as literature, both English and continental.
The Congress on Medieval Studies provides a unique milieu for an exchange of insights on Shakespeare's place in the continuum of culture. The following rules corresponding to those established by the Board of the Medieval Institute should be strictly adhered to if you intend to submit an abstract:
- All Abstracts must include the following information at the top of the front page; title of paper; name of author; complete mailing address, including e-mail and fax if available; institutional affiliation, if any, of the author; confirmation of the 20-minute reading time length; statement of need (or no need) for audio-visual equipment.
- Abstracts or papers must be typed, double-spaced, not more than 300 words long, and must clearly indicate the paper's thesis, methodology, and conclusions. Accepted abstracts will be submitted for publication to the Shakespeare Newsletter or other periodical. Publication of abstracts does not preclude publication of complete papers.
- THREE HARD COPIES OF ABSTRACTS or, PREFERABLY, COMPLETED PAPERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 1 SEPTEMBER. Abstracts or papers submitted after that deadline cannot be considered. Three members of the governing board of SHAKESPEARE AT KALAMAZOO will select the papers. E-mail submission is encouraged to facilitate transmission among the selection panel.
- Submission of an abstract or paper will be considered agreement by the author to attend the Congress if the paper is accepted.
- It is understood that papers submitted will be essentially new and have not been presented in public before.
- Graduate students who wish to submit an abstract should consult their advisors about the suitability of their work and the regulations (if any) of their university.
- Papers submitted may not require more than 20 MINUTES OF READING TIME, including slides, films, or other audio-video support. Session leaders will hold papers strictly to this limit to facilitate discussion.
- In order to allow as many scholars to participate in the same program as possible, ONE ABSTRACT ONLY should be submitted to The Thirty-First Congress.
Send inquiries, abstracts, and papers to Michael Shapiro
208 English Bldg., University of Illinois, 608 South Wright St., Urbana, Il 61801
fax: 217-333-4321/e-mail: email@example.com