APHRA BEHN SOCIETY: CALL FOR PAPERS
The Aphra Behn Society for Women and the Arts invites papers from a wide variety of disciplines including but not limited to Literature, History, Art History, Music History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Women and Gender Studies.
Plenary Lecture by Professor Kristina Straub, Carnegie Mellon University
BURNEY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA'S: CALL FOR PAPERS
The Burney Society consists of professional academics, independent scholars, and serious lay readers familiar with the works of the Burney family. We encourage papers that present new research with fresh insights presented in lively language, and that assume audience familiarity with major texts. We are particularly welcoming to young scholars.
Plenary Lecture by Professor Linda Zionkowski, Ohio University
The Burney family is strongly associated with various cities such as King's Lynn, London, Bath, Brighton, Paris. The family's many talents flourished in urban settings.
Geographical place mattered to the Burney family. But so did other placements: social, political, and class. Moreover, critical placement in Frances's time and in our own has been essential to crafting different versions of Burney.
Inspired by the Burney family's ties to geography, the Burney Society of North America presents "Placing the Burneys."
Papers might address the following topics:
Theater and the City Art and the City
Material Culture and the City Performance and the City
Gender and Urban Spaces Gender and the media
Women and Celebrity in the City The City versus the Country
Sex and the City/Sexuality and the City Politics and the City
The City and the Empire Fashion in the City/ Fashioning the City
Travel and Transportation and the City Technologies of the City
Race and the City Servants/Invisible Citizens of the City
Temptation and the City Music and the City
The City and the Archive/the City as Archive Madness and the City
We also welcome abstracts for papers not related to the conference theme.
We invite you to send 1-2 page abstracts or panel proposals, specifying equipment needs, to Laura Engel (email@example.com) and Marilyn Francus (Marilyn.Francus@mail.wvu.edu) by May 15, 2017.
Inspired by Aphra Behn's legacy as a female professional in London, and Pittsburgh's urban culture and history, we invite papers that explore the topic of "Women and the City."
How do fantasies and realities of "the city"--its people, neighborhoods, theaters, pleasure gardens, coffee houses, exhibition halls, temptations, politics, material culture, ecology, economy, religion, fashion, media, mad houses, and debtors prisons--shape literary, artistic and theatrical culture? How does gender relate to urban experience?
Papers might address (but are not restricted to) the following topics:
Place in Frances Burney's Works (City, Country; Interiors; event spaces; effect of place on character)
Place in the Burney Family (Charles Burney in London Society; James Burney at Sea; Susanna in Ireland; etc.)
Critical Placement of Frances Burney by her Peers or Critics
Frances Burney's Placement in the Canon and Curriculum
Charles Burney's Placement in London Society and Meritocracy
James Burney and Geography
The Social Placement of the Burney Family
Please note all presenters must be members of the Burney Society.
We invite you to send 1-2 page proposals for twenty minute talks that explore the Burneys and place, broadly construed, accompanied by a cover letter which includes a 50-word biographical statement and, if necessary, a justification of A/V support, to Kate Hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 15, 2017.