22nd SEDERI International Conference: Public and Private Selves in Early Modern Culture

Faces, Façades and Frontispieces: Public and Private Selves in Early Modern Culture

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)

Madrid, 23-25 March 2011

Call for Papers

The Organising Committee of the 22nd SEDERI International Conference and the Spanish and Portuguese Association for English Renaissance Studies welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers on topics related to the main conference theme and other aspects of Early Modern culture. English is the official language of the conference.

The following keynote speakers have already confirmed their attendance:

Andreas Höfele (Universität München)

Graham Holderness (University of Hertfordshire)

Coppélia Kahn (Brown University)

Gail Kern Paster (Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington)

Stephen Orgel (Stanford University)

Juan Antonio Prieto Pablos (Universidad de Sevilla)

The conference theme, ‘Faces, Facades and Frontispieces: Public and Private Selves in Early Modern Culture”, is an invitation to explore the connections that link bodies, selves, objects and buildings throughout the long seventeenth-century.

Topics that would be welcome include:

· Early modern representations: books, bodies and buildings

· Explorations of dichothomies: private/public, interiors/exteriors

· Interactions of the self and the body: passions and feelings

· The place of passions and emotions in early modern culture

· The book as body and the body as book

· The face as frontispiece and the frontispiece as face

Please include the following information with your proposal:

-the full title of your paper;

-a 200-250 word abstract of your paper;

-your name, postal address and e-mail address;

-your institutional affiliation and position;

-any AV requirements you may have;

-your SEDERI membership status (i.e. present member, membership to be renewed, non-member, membership application submitted/to be submitted*).

*To join SEDERI, go to www.sederi.org

Participants may also want to propose their own thematic panels, to include papers delivered by 3 or 4 participants. Panel convenors should submit their proposal in broad observance of the criteria itemised before for individual proposals.

Please submit your proposal by e-mail to the organising committee of SEDERI 2011 at sederi2011@flog.uned.es

Please send your submission in plain text in the body of your e-mail and as an attachment in a Word document.

Relevant dates:

Deadline for proposals: 10 January

Confirmation of acceptance: 20 January

Deadline for registration:25 February (a late registration fee will apply beyond this date)

Conference fees:

SEDERI members: 90 € (regular registration) 120 € (late registration)

Non-members: 125 € (regular registration) 130 € (late registration)

Students (student affiliation required): 65 €

Registration details will be posted online in January 2011.

All delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation. Relevant information will be provided later on the conference website.