[Milton-L] Call for Papers: Renaissance Dualisms and Distinctions

Evan Labuzetta evanlabuzetta at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 12:01:08 EDT 2009

Hello all,

I'd like to call your attention to the attached Call for Papers
(deadline: 30 November for abstracts). I've also pasted the text of
the announcement below.

Best regards,
Evan Labuzetta


The editors invite submissions of abstracts on the theme of
"Renaissance Dualisms and Distinctions," to be included as 5,000-word
chapters in an edited volume.

Dualism is a philosophical term which attempts to explain facts by
reference to two coexistent principles, and is commonly characterized
as man’s inclination to perceive the world by maintaining unbridgeable
contradictions between binaries that cannot be reduced to, and do not
necessarily need, each other. Subsequently, dualism sets up a theory
of two distinct things that are independent of each other. The term
plays an important part in metaphysical, ethical and theological
speculation during the Renaissance. Understandings of early modern
history, culture, and subjectivity can be, and often have been, viewed
dualistically. This collection will examine the ways in which
Renaissance thought interrogates dualistic categories, with particular
attention to the implications of this philosophical inclination on the
early modern subject. We invite proposed contributions for 5,000-word
chapters treating aspects of this theme, to be interpreted as widely
as possible. The following list of examples may be used as a starting
point but feel free to elaborate:

Material / Immaterial 				Self / Other			
Word / Image					Subject / Object 		
Interior / Exterior 				Divine / Human
Thought / Action 				Good / Evil 			
Science / Religion				Christ / Church		
Secular / Spiritual				Man / Woman
King / Kingdom				Flesh / Spirit

Please send abstracts (in Microsoft Word format) of approx. 250-300
words to the editors, Dr. Mary-Ellen Lynn & Dr. Evan Labuzetta, at the
following address: dualismsbook at googlemail.com The deadline for
abstract submissions is 30 November 2009.
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