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Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Eighth Annual Conference
New Orleans, November 2000

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * G R O U P F O R E A R L Y M O D E R N C U L T U R A L S T U D I E S ( G E M C S ) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * EIGHTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE, NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, USA NOVEMBER 16-19, 2000 "IT'S ABOUT TIME"
The Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies invites submissions for its eighth annual conference. GEMCS is an organization formed for the study of culture from the Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century. We are composed of people working in a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to literature, history, art history, music, and film, and we welcome a wide variety of disciplinary approaches. This year's theme is "It's About Time," and we seek proposals dealing with social, economic, aesthetic, sexual, artistic, political, racial, and philosophical manifestations of time. We are particularly interested in work that shows not only the existence of such manifestations, but how they expressed themselves culturally, and what sorts of provisional answers emerged historically. As always, however, GEMCS is interested in all aspects of early modern culture. Some suggestions for topics: *Intimate spaces *Work Time/Leisure Time *Georgraphy *Circadian & other Rhythms *Bad timing *Being and Time *Time Pieces, Pieces of Time *Nations in Time *Industrial Time *Bodies over Time *Aesthetic Movements *Philosophical Time *Colonial Time *Generations *Technology and Time *Musical Beat *Aging *Theories of Development *Literary and Artistic Eras *Disability and Time In order to allow the greatest possible amount of discussion, presenters will be limited to ten minutes. GEMCS actively seeks alternative format panels; workshops and seminars on innovative pedagogy are especially invited, and we will gladly link information pertinent to your proposals from our website. One-page abstracts for individual papers must include presenter's name, complete mailing address, institutional affiliation, and email address; proposals for panels must include one-paragraph abstracts for each presenter, as well as his or her name, complete mailing address, institutional affiliation, and email address. Panels of four to six participants will be given preference. Address all submissions by April 15th, 2000 to: POSTAL SUBMISSIONS EMAIL SUBMISSIONS Professor Rajani Sudan Department of English University of Texas at Arlington Arlington, TX 76019 USA Please submit either postal or email proposals (not both). For further information, visit our website at