CFP 2009: Dialogues and Exchanges

APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance/Early Modern Literature and Culture

Volume Two: Dialogues & Exchanges (writers/readers/texts/fields)


    Call for Abstracts & Articles: APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture,, seeks new work addressing the theme of dialogues & exchanges (writers/readers/texts/fields). How and why do literary texts emerge and change within and against fields of cultural production? Or, alternately: how and why do social forces or technologies shape distinctive modes and forms of literary art? Or, antithetically: how and why do literary works celebrate or challenge cultural narratives? Beyond such chiastic formulations, what other factors (e.g. audience, gender, identity, occasion, politics) also contribute to the dialogues & exchanges that literary texts invite and receive? Comparative, interdisciplinary, and trans-historical approaches are encouraged. APPOSITIONS is an electronic, peer-reviewed, international, annual conference and consequent digital journal for studies in Renaissance/early modern literature and culture. APPOSITIONS is an open-access, independently managed conference and journal. ISSN forthcoming.

    Conference Abstracts (200-words): November, 2008
    Conference Proposals (500-words): January, 2009
    E-Conference: February, 2009
    Manuscripts (articles): November, 2008-March, 2009
    Journal Publication: May, 2009

    Guidelines: APPOSITIONS seeks submissions simultaneously on both tracks: abstracts and proposals for the e-conference; and articles for Volume Two of the journal. Selected proposals/presentations from the e-conference will be solicited as completed articles for submission and review. Article manuscripts may also be submitted separately from the e-conference.

    Electronic Submissions: Submissions should be attached as a single .doc, .rtf, .pdf or .txt file. Visuals should be attached individually as .jpg, .gif or .bmp files. Please include the words “Appositions Submission” in the subject line of your message.

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