Thursday, May 6, 2010

Call For Papers: Early Modern Fairy Tales


2011 The Renaissance Society of America Montreal Conference Call for Papers

These Calls are prepared by individuals who wish to create a panel on a specific topic. Please contact the individual directly regarding this Call.
Proposed Panel Title: Early Modern Fairy Tales

Contact Information: Nancy Canepa, Dartmouth College

Co-organizer: Armando Maggi, University of Chicago

Proposed Topic Area: We invite papers on any aspect of the development of the literary fairy tale in early modern Italy as well as on the influence exerted by the first Italian tale collections (Straparola and Basile) on other European narrative traditions and cultures. Topics may include but are not limited to: individual authors, collections, and/or tale types; the relation of the new genre of the fairy tale to canonical genres (novella, mythological fable, et al.); the forms and functions of fairy-tale narration; oral vs. literary traditions.

Please send a 1-page CV and 150-word abstract to Nancy Canepa (Nancy.L.Canepa@Dartmouth.EDU) and Armando Maggi ( by May 18, 2010.


Some of you may recognize Canepa's name from the covers of such books as Giambattista Basile's "The Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones" (Fairy-Tale Studies) and From Court to Forest: Giambattista Basile's Lo Cunto De Li Cunti and the Birth of the Literary Fairy Tale and Out of the Woods: The Origins of the Literary Fairy Tale in Italy and France.  All three reside on my shelves...

Thanks to Kathleen at Myth*ing Links for the heads up!

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