“Early Modern Women’s ‘Inheritances’”

The Society for the Study of Early Modern Women (ssemwg.org) invites proposals for a sponsored roundtable at the Modern Language Association in Philadelphia, PA, January 5-8, 2017. The session approved by SSEMW (as an Affiliated Organization) is automatically accepted for the MLA convention. All participants must be members of both MLA and SSEMW by April 1, 2016.

We invite proposals on the topic of early modern women and “inheritances,” broadly conceived. Topics might include wills and legacies; literary transmissions and intertextuality; commemorative texts and artifacts; or visual and artistic traditions. Contributions from a variety of disciplines and national literatures are encouraged.

The roundtable will consist of brief opening comments by five speakers followed by general discussion. Although initial comments may be presented formally or informally, each participant should provide an abstract describing his/her contribution.

Proposals for full roundtables should include:
– names of speakers; institutional affiliations; and email addresses
– brief biographies for speakers (150 words each)
– presentation abstracts (10 minutes each) (150 words each)
– specification of audio/visual needs

Proposals for individual papers, consisting of a 150-word presentation abstract and a brief biography (150 words) are also welcome.

Please send proposals by Tuesday, March 15, 2016, to Patricia Phillippy, SSEMW liaison with the Modern Language Association, at p.phillippy@kingston.ac.uk.

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Collaborative Roundtable: Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and the MLA Forum on 17th-Century English Literature, MLA 2017

“Early Modern Women and Form”

The Society for Early Modern Women (ssemwg.org) and the MLA Forum on 17th-Century English Literature invite proposals for a roundtable at MLA 2017, Philadelphia, PA, January 5-8, 2017. We invite proposals exploring early modern women’s encounters with traditional forms, broadly conceived. Topics might include women’s use of literary forms or genres; artistic adaptations of formal models; or women’s engagements with historical, political, or social models and traditions. Contributions from a variety of disciplines are encouraged.

The roundtable will consist of brief opening comments by five speakers followed by general discussion. Although comments may be presented formally or informally, each participant should provide an abstract describing his/her contribution.

Proposals for full roundtables should include:
– names of speakers; institutional affiliations; and email addresses
– brief biographies for organizers and speakers (150 words each)
– presentation abstracts (10 minutes each) (150 words each)
– specification of audio/visual needs

Proposals for individual papers, consisting of a 150-word presentation abstract and brief biography (150 words), are also welcome.

Please send proposals by Tuesday, March 15, 2016, to Mihoko Suzuki (msuzuki@miami.edu) and Patricia Phillippy (p.phillippy@kingston.ac.uk).

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