16 9 / 2014

CFP: 2015 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Call for Papers - deadline: October 15
We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers from master’s or PhD students from any discipline on any medieval, Renaissance, or early modern topic in Europe, the Americas, or the Mediterranean world. We encourage submissions from disciplines as varied as the literature of any language, history, classics, anthropology, art history, music, comparative literature, theater arts, philosophy, political science, religious studies, transatlantic studies, disability studies, and manuscript studies. Because of the conference’s multidisciplinary nature, all papers must be in English.

Download a PDF flyer to print and distribute: http://www.newberry.org/sites/default/files/calendar-attachments/2015CFP_0.pdf

Eligibility: Proposals are accepted only from students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium. Students who presented a paper at the 2014 conference are given lower priority, though they are still eligible to submit a proposal.

Submit an abstract online: http://www.newberry.org/01222015-2015-multidisciplinary-graduate-student-conference.

Students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium schools (http://www.newberry.org/center-renaissance-studies-consortium-members) may be eligible to apply for travel funds to attend this program (http://www.newberry.org/newberry-renaissance-consortium-grants). Each member university sets its own policies and deadlines; contact your Representative Council member in advance for details.

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Center for Renaissance Studies
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610-7324
phone: 312-255-3514
fax: 312-255-3502

16 9 / 2014

The What You Will Shakespeare Company Presents Julius Caesar Auditions


The time has come for auditions for Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar! Our second show of the season has 16 roles for any gender. In our audition process, you will come in, fill out an audition form, and read a character monologue. No preparation is necessary!
Wednesday, September 17th
6:00-10:00 PM
English Building Room 150
608 South Wright Street, Urbana, Il 61801
Performance Dates: Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th
Show Description:
How far would you go to fight for what you believe in? In William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, the senators Brutus, Cassius, and their fellows all justify the murder of a man who would have been King of Rome and destroyed their Republic. However, no matter their intentions, their violent actions throw the country into civil war with Mark Antony and Octavius Caesar. With conflicting ideologies, intense character relationships, and literal backstabbing, this period Julius Caesar will guide the audience through each characters’ decisions and see just how far the pursuit of an ideal can lead even the noblest Roman astray. 
"The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones." - Mark Antony
Directed by Samantha Fuchs
Assisted by Danielle Strickland and Maggie Wolfe
We hope to see you there!
The Julius Caesar Production Team

12 9 / 2014

Premodern World Reading Group

Dear Colleagues,
For over 10 years, the History Department has been the home of a lively and diverse community of faculty and graduate students working in some area of what we (very loosely) call the “Premodern World”. We warmly welcome all comers, from all corners of campus. Our usual practice is to read work-in-progress, although we are always open to suggestions for novel formats. This year, I will be taking over from Craig Koslofsky as convenor of the group and I want to thank Craig very warmly for all his organizational work over the last several years (and also thank Craig and Dana Rabin for their frequent hospitality for the group last year, along with Bob Morrissey and others).
Our first meeting of the academic year will take place on Tuesday, September 23 at 8 pm. Prof. Ikuko Asaka will present a chapter of her book manuscript, entitled “Racial Geographies of Freedom: Atlantic Context of US Settler Colonialism, 1775-1840.” A limited number of copies of the paper will be available on September 16 in the “Premodern World” tub in the History Office in 309 Gregory Hall. If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the paper, please contact me. (I will work on making a password protected website for our group to make things easier next time). Announcement of the location will follow shortly.
Graduate students and faculty interested in presenting to the group this year should contact me. We’ll set up a working agenda at our meeting on the 23rd.
Thank you very much and we look forward to a great premodern year!
Clare Crowston
Clare Crowston
Professor and Conrad Humanities Scholar
History Department



07 9 / 2014

Re:Search: The Undergraduate Literary Criticism Journal at UIUC is an undergraduate produced, peer-reviewed online journal designed to annually publish works exclusively by undergraduate students. It seeks to create a venue for undergraduate students to showcase and publish literary criticism within a greater academic discourse while nurturing a collaborative community between faculty, administration, and undergraduate students. Read it here: https://ugresearchjournals.illinois.edu/index.php/ujlc.

30 8 / 2014

Fall at the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies


For details and to register, see http://www.newberry.org/center-renaissance-studies-programs

FALL 2014

CFP deadline: September 15
Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period
Symposium date: Saturday, April 11

Application deadline: September 22
Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students: Word and Image in the Renaissance
Workshop date: Friday, October 24

Friday, October 10
Symposium on Comparative Early Modern Legal History: Meanings of Justice in New World Empires: Settler and Indigenous Law as Counterpoints

CFP deadline: October 15
2015 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Conference dates: January 22 to 24

Application deadline: October 15
Weekend Workshop in Spanish Paleography
Workshop dates: Friday and Saturday, February 27 and 28

Saturday, October 18
Eighteenth-Century Seminar: Carolyn Steedman, University of Warwick

Saturday, October 25
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: King Lear

Application deadline: November 3
Jonathan Lyon, Lives and Deeds: Writing Biography in the Middle Ages
Seminar dates: Fridays, January 9 to March 13

Saturday, November 15
Milton Seminar: Daniel Shore, Georgetown University

Application deadline: December 1
2015-16 École Nationale des Chartes Fellowship


Fridays, January 9 to March 13
10-Week Graduate Seminar, Jonathan Lyon, Lives and Deeds: Writing Biography in the Middle Ages

Application deadline: January 15
2015-16 Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium Fellowships

Saturday, January 17
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: 50-Minute Hamlet & 50-Minute Romeo and Juliet

January 22 to 24
2015 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Application deadline: January 31
Research Methods Workshop for Early Career Graduate Students: Introduction to Medieval Studies at the Newberry
Workshop date: Friday, March 6

Saturday, February 7
Renaissance Print Culture: An Aldine Quincentennial Symposium
Keynote speaker: Brian Richardson, University of Leeds

Saturday, February 28
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: Macbeth

Application deadline: March 1
Mellon Summer Institute in French Paleography at the Newberry
Institute dates to be announced
Mellon Summer Institute in Spanish Paleography at the Huntington Library
Institute dates: June 22 - July 10, 2015

Friday, March 20
Dante Lecture: Arielle Saiber, Bowdoin College

Saturday, April 11
Symposium on Latin America in the Early Colonial Period
Keynote speaker: Laura Matthews, Marquette University

Application deadline: April 15
Dissertation Seminar for Literary Scholars

Saturday, April 25
Shakespeare Project of Chicago: The Revenger’s Tragedy, by Thomas Middleton

Saturday, April 25
Eighteenth-Century Seminar: Pannill Camp, Washington University in Saint Louis

Saturday, May 9
Milton Seminar: Noel Sugimura, Georgetown University

For details and to register, see http://www.newberry.org/center-renaissance-studies-programs

Faculty and graduate students at member institutions of the Center for Renaissance Studies consortium may be eligible to apply for travel funding to attend this program (http://www.newberry.org/newberry-renaissance-consortium-grants).