Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Early Modern Dis/Locations. An Interdisciplinary Conference

On 15-16 January 2010, Northumbria University in Newcastle (UK) will
host an interdisciplinary conference on /*Early Modern Dis/Locations*/.
*Confirmed Plenary Speakers include*:
Tim Cresswell (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Patricia Fumerton (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Lisa Hopkins (Sheffield Hallam University)
Bernhard Klein (University of Kent)
Greg Walker (University of Edinburgh)
The organisers invite scholars and students working in literary and
cultural studies, history, geography, philosophy, and related
disciplines to submit 200 word abstracts for 20-25 minute papers
relating to any of the following themes and questions by *July 31*^*st*
* 2009 (please note this is an extended deadline)*. Contributors are
free to interpret and address these as broadly as they deem appropriate:

* What were the significant locations for and of early modern
cultures, and why? How might we re-think and problematise
constructions of court, city (or particular cities, real and
imagined), ‘suburbs’, ‘country’, the ‘nation’, the ‘home’,
‘private’, ‘public’, the marketplace, the streets, ‘landscape’,
colonies and plantations?
* To what extent were locations conceived and constructed as
gendered, rank-specific, desirable, or disgusting?
* How were all such locations experienced (and by whom), and
represented in literature, art, and philosophy?
* In what ways did locations condition, inhibit, or compel political
agency and cultural production and consumption?
* How were locations demarcated, policed, transgressed and
jeopardised in the period?
* How was /dis/location caused, theorized and represented in the
period? What were the realties and representations of
placelessness, homelessness, and dispossession? Where, how and why
did ‘mobilities’ occur, and in what forms?
* How have early modern cultural products and locations – like The
Globe –been /re/located into and appropriated by later historical
and cultural positions?
* How can modern theories of ‘space’, ‘place’, and ‘placelessness’
develop our understanding of early modern locations and dislocations?

*Please submit 200 word abstracts for 20-25 minute papers by email to Dr
Adam Hansen* (_adam.hansen@northumbria.ac.uk_
) *by* _*July 31*_^_*st*_ _*
2009*_. Please note this is an extended deadline.
If you have any questions please contact Dr Hansen by email or at this
Division of English and Creative Writing
126, Lipman Building
School of Arts and Social Sciences
Northumbria University
City Campus
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 243 7193


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