Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Genres and Cultures

APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture
Volume 1: Genres and Cultures
Submission Deadline (Abstracts): September 1, 2007
Conference Dates (Papers): December 1-2, 2007
Publication Date (Essays): March 1, 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 papers are encouraged. Panel proposals are also invited.

Limitations: No image or sound files. Abstracts (200 words). Conference papers (2,000 words). Journal essays (3,000 words). New work. No simultaneous submissions.

Guidelines: Selected papers from the digital conference (December 1-2, 2007) will be considered for publication (as essays, revised and expanded) in the electronic journal, Appositions, which will launch on March 1, 2008.

Conference Location: http://appositions.blogspot.com/

Electronic Submissions: Abstracts to showard@du.edu by September 1; completed conference papers, by November 6.


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