【Call for Paper】《The Sixteenth International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies (TACMRS)》Department of English, Tamkang University

UPDATE: This conference will be a hybrid conference, with both in-person and virtual presentations.

Deadline extended to 9 February 2022


Engaging the Audience: From Antiquity to the Renaissance


This conference welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers on issues involved in

the social activity of engaging the audience in classical antiquity, the Middle Ages,

and the Renaissance. All disciplines in the humanities are welcome.


Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Public speaking: oration/sermon/disputation/lecture

  • Theatre: classical/medieval/Renaissance

  • Theatricality: courtroom/parliament/church/palace

  • Hospitality and entertainment

  • Festivals, ceremonies, games

  • Architecture, performer, and audience

  • Collecting and displaying: cabinets of curiosities/museums/libraries

  • Unusual spectacles

  • Rhetoric and culture

  • Social etiquette and impression management

  • Artist and patron

  • Oral tradition

  • Visual communication

  • Spectatorship/readership

  • Adaptation and remakes

  • Cross-cultural narratives

  • Transnational audiences


TACMRS warmly invites papers and sponsored panels (of 3 to 4 speakers), in

either English or Chinese. Please submit proposals (250 words in English, or 500

words in Chinese) along with a brief CV to tacmrs2022.tku@gmail.com by 9 February 2022.


There is no registration fee for the conference. Presenters residing in Taiwan

should be members of TACMRS. The membership application form can be

downloaded from the TACMRS website or can be obtained via email upon request.

For more information, please see the attached.



  • Secretariat TACMRS


  • Hui-chuan Wang, Department of English, Tamkang University




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