CFP: Renaissance Studies — NIS (Special Interdisciplinary Issue)

Deadline:  30 June 2015

Volume XXXVIII of NIS is an interdisciplinary issue that aims at discussing the intersections and cultural interactions of a range of fields including philosophy, religion, history, art, architecture, literature, astronomy, politics, medicine, archeology, and music, during the early modern period in Italy.

The volume searches for contributions that investigate the vast and multifaceted scenario of the culture of the Renaissance in Italy in all its contradictions from Late Antiquity to the middle of the seventeenth century, with a special focus on the complex set of negotiations between innovative production and its tension with the past. We welcome essays that rethink, through a multidisciplinary perspective, the on going dialogue among disciplines, as well as illuminate the role of intellectuals in forging changes in the dynamic relationship between continuity and plurality of positions in the cultural field.

Submissions readdressing unstudied/understudied artists and non-canonical themes /works are especially welcome. Possible topics include but are not limited to: the rhetoric of marginalization, diversity, popular culture, vernacularization versus Latin authoring, private testimony, the use of dialect as anti-classical production, parody, authorship, anti-intellectual life, women’s studies. Submissions can be authored in English or Italian. Authors must comply with MLA standards for citation and documentation of sources.

Articles may not exceed 10,000 words. Book reviews should not exceed 1,200 words.

Manuscripts should be sent via e-mail attachment (Microsoft Word). Attachments should be marked with the last name of the contributor, followed by the name/subject of the paper (Dunne/Boccaccio — Dunne/Postmodern). All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter/message that includes the author’s relevant affiliations, a U.S. or international postal address, and an e-mail address. Contributors need to submit, in order, their name and work affiliation at the end of the article. NeMLA Italian Studies has a blind reader policy and the editorial staff will erase the personal information from the copy sent for evaluation to each of the readers.

Interested authors should contact the editors by e-mail:
Roberta Ricci
Bryn Mawr College (rricci@brynmawr.edu)

Simona Wright
The College of New Jersey (simona@tcnj.edu)

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically no later than 30 June 2015. Editorial communications should be addressed to the editors, preferably via e-mail, or mailed to Simona Wright, Dept. of Modern Languages, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, NJ 08628-0718.

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