Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Premodern Disorder: A Graduate Student Conference @ GW (CFP)

Premodern Disorder

GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute 
Graduate Student Symposium


Keynote Speakers:

Sharon Kinoshita, Professor of World Literature & Cultural Studies at UC Santa Cruz

Drew Daniel, Associate Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University

Premodern Disorder invites graduate students of medieval and early modern literatures to examine failures of taxonomies, outbreaks of disorder, and manifestations of the incomprehensible. Topics under investigation may include:
  •   Affect, emotion, and humoral theory
  •   Translation, globalization, and cultural-contact
  •   Apocalypse and catastrophe; or premodern ecologies
  •   Taxonomies, animality, agentic objects
  •   Monstrosity and the body
  •   Economics, politics, and religion
  •   Waste and dirt; or cleanliness and the home
  •   Allegory and utopianism
Visit the conference website: for more information, as well as a complete Call for Papers. 

Abstract submissions and Panel Proposals by October 30, 2015 (note extended deadline) to

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