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CFP: The International Sidney Society for RSA 2014

The International Sidney Society invites abstracts for 2014 RSA, 27-29 March in New York City

“Sidney Books and Sidney Letters”

The Correspondence of Sir Philip Sidney, The Sidney Library Catalogue, and The Correspondence of Rowland Whyte will be published in 2012/ 2013.  The International Sidney Society invites abstracts for RSA 2014 in New York that consider these primary sources, as well as the previously-published editions of Sidney family letters (including The Correspondence of Dorothy Percy Sidney and Domestic Politics and Family Absence).

 What do these newly edited documents tell us about the  Sidneys?

How might we read them as texts in themselves?

How might we  put them in dialogue with family members' writing in other literary genres?

How might we utilize them for more general literary and historical research?

 Please send a 150-word abstract, a list of keywords, and a one-page CV  to me  by 15 May 2013 for distribution to the Sidney Program Committee. Email attachments in Microsoft Word are preferred.

 hannay@siena.edu

Margaret Hannay,  Secretary, International Sidney Society

 

 ‘Wrothian Networks’

 What might be gained from considering the life or writing of Lady Mary Wroth with an eye to networks? How might such an emphasis revise our understanding of how literary texts interact, or how they work, or of Wroth's literary output? The International Sidney Society invites abstracts for RSA 2014 in New York that explore the idea of the network in the life and/or letters of Lady Mary Wroth. We encourage the broadest possible interpretation of “network,” so projects might address questions such as (but of course not limited to):

 What personal and/or literary networks did Wroth's writing address? Howso?

What are the useful tensions between “networks” and “influence” when considering Wroth's relationship to other writers?

 Where and how do “networks” supplant a “canon” when considering the place of Wroth's writing?

 How do networked media affect our reception or teaching of Wroth? Or, how might they?

 In what kinds transhistorical networks does Wroth's writing participate?

We invite proposals for a wide range of possible 20-minute presentations, from familiar historicist scholarship to presentist or even personal reflections, discussions of teaching, provocations toward larger digital humanities projects, or what you will. Given the decentralized nature of networks, proposals that include but do not exclusively consider Wroth are more than welcome.

 Please send a 150-word abstract, a list of keywords, and a one-page CV to me by 15 May 2013 for distribution to the Sidney Program Committee. Email attachments in Microsoft Word are preferred.

hannay@siena.edu

Margaret Hannay,  Secretary, International Sidney Society

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"CFP: The International Sidney Society for RSA 2014," Spenser Review 43.1.15 (Spring-Summer 2013). Accessed April 14th, 2024.
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