CFP: Health and Work in the Early Modern World, 1500-1750 ca.

Deadline for submissions: 10th June Send abstracts to: marielouise.leonard AT Conference Dates: September 20-21, Aula Baratto, Ca’ Foscari Venice (Italy) This conference aims to bring together scholars working on any aspect of the relationship between health and work in the early modern period. Scholarship in health and medicine has examined how people cared for…
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Race and the Early Modern: New Scholars, New Scholarship

Race and the Early Modern: New Scholars, New Scholarship Conference With keynotes from Nicholas R. Jones and Surekha Davies, and papers from: Ana Howie (University of Cambridge) Andrew Kettler (Kenyon College) Arianna Ray (Northwestern University) Ato Quirin Schweizer (Universität Duisburg-Essen) Dessalegn Bizuneh Ayele (University of Gondar) Eli Cumings (University of Cambridge) Hassana Moosa (King’s College…

“O, let me see thee walk”: Roundtable on early modern embodiment & mobility

At this online roundtable, Susan Anderson, Callan Davies, Andrew Gordon, Erika T. Lin, Harry R. McCarthy, and Eleanor Rycroft will discuss such questions such as “What methodologies can be used to examine mobility and embodiment in early modern theatre? How can intellectual, biological, or cultural contexts help us to understand what is happening on the…

Uncommon Bodies: Methods Talk with Chess and Row-Heyveld

February 10 at 11am-12:30pm (Central Time) Behind-the-Scenes Methods Talk featuring Simone Chess (Wayne State University) and Lindsey Row-Heyveld (Luther College) on “The Trajectories of Early Modern Disability Studies.” Topics include: What brought us each to early modern disability studies? Where was early modern disability studies when we first met and first began this work? What has changed,…
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MLA 2021

The 2021 Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association begins today, January 7, and runs through January 10. We’ve compiled a conference guide here. Up today: 9:15-10:30AM38 – Telling Trauma and Disability 12:45-2:00PM76 – Where’s the Body? Disability, Reading, and the Senses 4:15-5:30PM164 – Spenser and Disability
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DSQ 40.4 (Fall 2020)

The Fall 2020 issue of Disability Studies Quarterly is here! Our readers will be most interested in Alice Equestri’s “Shakespeare and the Construction of Intellectual Disability: The Case of Touchstone.” Here’s the abstract: In this article I analyse how Shakespeare uses early modern paradigms of intellectual disability to construct the identity of Touchstone, the fool…
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SAA 49th Annual Meeting

Click here for the Premodern Disability conference guide. The Shakespeare Association of America will hold its 49th Annual Meeting virtually. The conference dates are March 31-April 3, 2021. This event will be updated when the SAA January Bulletin is released.

London Shakespeare Seminar

On January 11th, the topic of the London Shakespeare Seminar will be disability. Session co-chairs are Robin Craig and Jennifer Young. The session will feature Simone Chess (Wayne State University) and Lindsey Row-Heyveld (Luther College). Chess will deliver a talk entitled “Feeling Statues and the Technology of Touch.” Row-Heyveld’s talk is entitled “Troilus and Cressida and…