Call for Papers

THIS CALL FOR PAPERS HAS NOW CLOSED

 

We would particularly like to encourage papers from graduates and early career scholars in the areas of art history and music and/or focusing on Asia or the new world. Papers addressing British, Irish or Continental subjects and/or from the disciplines of history, literature, and theology are also most welcome. Please email proposals of no more than 300 words to religiouslives@gmail.com by 10 April 2012. A number of graduate bursaries are available to fund graduate speakers thanks to the generosity of the Society for Renaissance Studies.

  •  What, if anything, was distinctive to the genres of biography and auto-biography in the post-Reformation period?
  •  How hagiographical were representations of religious lives?
  •  How collaborative was the process of constructing a life?
  • To what extent were auto/biographical lives imitative of lives in the same media or other media?
  •  In what ways were accounts of lives put to polemical uses?
  •  How were the identities of religious orders and their members expressed in or influenced by accounts of exemplary lives?
  •  How were life stories transmitted across national lines and how were they read/consumed/witnessed within different contexts?
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